LO1 Identify, search and retrieve academic information relevant to business and management issues

Module code and title:

Academic Writing for Business and Management

Module leader:

Faria Tofail

Assignment No. and type:

Group presentation (15mins)

Assessment weighting:


Submission time and date:

Submission date: 24th October 2022 By 11:59pm


Target feedback time and date:

3 weeks from the date of final submission

Assignment task

This assignment will introduce students to the academic and study skills that Foundation Year students require to successfully complete a Business and Management Degree. The assignment will help develop key academic skills that will be needed throughout the duration of the degree programme.

This assignment is to be in the form of a PowerPoint presentation delivered in the classroom in group of approximately 5-6 students who must all contribute to the assignment and the delivery of the presentation   


This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:

LO 1

Identify, search and retrieve academic information relevant to business and management issues

LO 2

Demonstrate an ability to use effective and appropriate academic skills when exploring business and management issues;

LO 3

Understand and implement good academic practice and know how to avoid academic malpractice

LO 4

Review academic resources in the field of business and management and synthesise them to produce and present a literature review.


Assignment Task and Requirements

Prepare a group presentation using the PowerPoint platform, that is to be 10 minutes presentation and 5 minutes for questions and answers.  Your Lecturer will assign you to your group.


Prepare a presentation of a tourism destination in the UK of your group’s choice and present your research-supported reasonings as to why this destination and its facilities and amenities are of particular interest to your group.

 This task will require you to include all of the following:

  1. Identification of the destination and the typical type of tourist that visit, using research to support your claims.
  2. Highlight the attractions available for your group, explaining why they are suitable and of interest to your group as recommended by industry experts.
  3. Discuss the available transportation and accommodation options in the chosen destination.


All of your work must be based on reliable research and have a minimum of 10 different sources within it. Please ensure you use both direct and indirect citations.  As this is a presentation all images must be directly linked to the information on each slide and come from a reliable source.

Indicative Resources

  1. Core Books:

Cottrell, S. (2019) The study skills handbook, Basingstoke, Palgrave

Sedgeley,M (2020). Skills for Business and Management, 1st Ed. Red Globe Press

  1. Journals

Harvard Business Review

  1. Cohen,E. (1972) Toward a Sociology of International Tourism. Social Research, Spring 1972, Vol. 39, No. 1, Political Economics. (Spring 1972) pp. 164-182
  2. Websites





Referencing and research requirements

Please reference your work according to the Canterbury Harvard Referencing style guidance. You can access this on Moodle.  

For each reference used, provide the full Harvard reference within your References section and the core in-text citation if you are referencing something in your text.

Include both direct and indirect citations from a wide variety of sources.


Assignment Guide and Format

 Your Presentation needs to include:

1) Introduction – that introduces the team members, and the destination you have chosen, including a visual of the location.

2) Key facts about the destination including statistics such as annual tourist visits and seasonal variations.

3) Using Cohens (1972) Tourist Typology model and further research identify which tourist type the majority of your group belong to and why the destination you have chosen is suitable for this type of tourist.

4) Identify key attractions within the destination that industry experts recommend for your type of tourist – this needs to be taken directly from industry experts and not based on your groups own experiences or preferences.

Identify, search and retrieve academic information relevant to business and management issues

5) Discuss the transport and accommodation options available at your chosen destination based on relevant research.

6) Conclusion – summarise the key points of your presentation on one slide and open the floor for questions.

7) Reference slide – using the Harvard Reference system and showing all of the sources used and cited.

8) The final slide of the presentation needs to be a table that shows which elements of the task each member of the group undertook.

Demonstrate an ability to use effective and appropriate academic skills when exploring business and management issues;

You must reference all sources used in your project, using the CCCU Harvard Referencing Guide.

All information in your assignment must come from research.

All members of the group must present on the day.  


How your work will be assessed

Your work will be assessed on the extent to which it demonstrates your achievement of the stated learning outcomes for this assignment (see above) and against other key criteria, as defined in the University’s institutional grading descriptors. If it is appropriate to the format of your assignment and your subject area, a proportion of your marks will also depend upon your use of academic referencing conventions.This assignment will be marked according to the grading descriptors for Level 0

See attached grid for grade descriptors.

Submission details

This assignment should be submitted electronically via Moodle (module tutors will discuss this process with you during class time). 

  • Please ensure that your work has been saved in an appropriate file format (Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint, or PDF are the most widely used; Google Docs is also accepted). Your file must also contain at least 20 words of text, consist of fewer than 400 pages and be less than 40MB in size.
  • You can submit your work as many times as you like before the submission date. If you do submit your work more than once, your earlier submission will be replaced by the most recent version.
  • Please ensure that you have submitted your work in the correct link on the assessment tab.
  • Once you have submitted your work, you will receive a digital receipt as proof of submission, which will be sent to your forwarded e-mail address (provided you have set this up). Please keep this receipt for future reference, along with the original electronic copy of your assignment
  • You are reminded of the University’s regulations on academic misconduct, which can be viewed on the University website: Academic Misconduct Policy.  In submitting your assignment, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood these regulations.
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