Communication and Learning Skills (G6066)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Autumn teaching

The aim of this module is to assist you in developing a range of communication, personal organisation and learning skills to enable you to pursue a computing degree at he University of Sussex and a career as a computing professional.

Topics covered may include:

  • Study skills and approaches to learning in higher education
  • Giving presentations
  • Project planning: work breakdown and  time management
  • Writing skills: report structure and presenting technical information
  • Referencing and citing sources
  • Team working: roles and process
  • Reflection on learning.


33%: Lecture
67%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Group presentation, Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: