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Business School

Module: Employability Skills


Code: UGB 116

Assessment Element 4:
Group based Research Survey and Presentation
(20 Module marks)
GROUP PRESENTATION W/C 13TH APRIL 2015
SUBMIT POWERPOINT SLIDES AND TEAM AGREEMENT/MINUTES/PLAN ON
SUNSPACE BY 24TH APRIL 2015

****NOTE EACH TEAM MEMBER TO SUBMIT****


( This assignment covers the following skills learning outcomes, taken from the Module
Guide K1, K5, S12)
TASK: Research Survey and Presentation
You will be allocated to a group by your tutor. Your task as a group is to design a STUDENT
questionnaire, carry out a short survey (sample size = 30) and then present your findings.

You are asked to conduct research amongst your fellow students


which investigates the following issue:The university needs your help to find out students present
participation in health/fitness/sports activities. We would like you
to research this area of interest, we would also also like you to

include what you as students regard as the benefits of having an


interest/participating in health/ fitness/ sports activities

You are required to complete the following:


a. The exact DIRECTION of your RESEARCH WITHIN YOUR CHOSEN AREA is for
your group to decide.
b.

You are expected to design an appropriate questionnaire.

c.

You are expected to use MS Excel to store research data.


d. You are expected to manipulate data on MS Excel to construct different types of
charts which you will then import to your presentation powerpoint slides. You should
submit your final MS Excel data file on Sunspace, as directed.
e. You are required to prepare summary slides of your report for a 15 minutes
presentation on your findings.
f.

Your Presentation design may be varied but must include the following in your
PowerPoint slides:
Powerpoint Slides (submit on Sunspace and use in presentation)
1. Group names and student numbers
2. Title of Survey
3. Purpose of Survey
4. Survey Methods used
5. Example(s) of questionnaire(s) used
6. Findings of Survey (various slides explaining your results)
7. At least 2 types of chart to illustrate findings derived from MS Excel data
8. Conclusions of Survey; what have you found out? What could
this mean? What could be done with this information?
9. Learning points from conducting the Survey exercise; what have
you learned from this task? How could you use this learning in
future?

MS Excel Spreadsheet Submit on Sunspace


NOTE: As you are working as a team, 5 marks have been allocated for this. You should
complete the Team Agreement, Team Minutes, and Plan (blank copies attached) and
submit on Sunspace.

ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA you need to be sure that your presentation meets these
criteria:
Marks will be awarded according to the criteria overleaf. Note that the first of the criteria
concerned with the actual use of statistics carries a double weighting:

Learning Outcome and Criteria Assessed in this Element of Work

86 - 76 - 70 - 60 - 50 - 40 - 35 - 30 - 15 69
100 85
75
59
49
39
34
29

K5: Basic statistical methods using industry standard IT packages


In this assignment this measures how effective you are at
reasoning for choice of questionnaire questions
Application of MS Excel for tables, charts, diagrams
Findings
Conclusions
Learning Points
( nearest equivalent criteria in generic criteria are
Relevance, Analysis and Critical Evaluation
S12: Prepare, structure and present presentations effectively
(b)
In this assignment this measures how well you have prepared,
structured and presented your presentation
( nearest equivalent criteria in generic criteria is Argument and Structure
and Presention)
K1: What employers and professional bodies are looking for in todays
(c)
graduates, in terms of knowledge, skills and behaviour
In this assignment this measures how well you have worked as a team,
as evidenced by
Team Agreement
Minutes of Team meetings
Team PLAN of activities leading up to and including presentation (
nearest equivalent criteria in generic criteria is Knowedge)
An average % mark of ( twice (2 times) x (a) +(b) + (c) / 4 will be awarded for this assignmen
(a)

TEAM AGREEMENT FOR TEAM

Extremely weak

Very weak

Weak

Borderline fail

Basic

Competent

Good

Excellent

Outstanding

Exemplary

Assessment Criteria

014

Team Members (Full Names)

INFORMAL COMMUNICATION
We have decided:

MEETINGS
We have decided:

MAKING DECISIONS
We have agreed:

SANCTIONS

SIGNED:

Contact Details - eg mobile, email

MEETING MINUTES
Team Meeting Minutes Meeting No.
Subject

Date

Present:
Action Points From Last Meeting:
Agenda for this Meeting:

Summary of discussion

Action List
ACTION

Date of next meeting:


Written by:

PERSON

BY

DATE
ACTIVITY
Create Team Agreement and Initial Plan circulate to group
Meeting - writing weekly minutes
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:

Date Week
starting

Date Week
starting

Date Week
starting

PRESENTATION Content

POSTER PRODUCTION

SPEAKERS - Decide order in presentation


REHEARSAL
PRESENTATION EVENT

PLAN GROUP Research Survey


Date of this Issue of Plan:
Instructions
Please amend/ expand this plan as appropriate.
You need to add more details of activities.
You need to show the duration of activities as coloured bars in the appropriate weeks