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Module Reading List

Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Finance, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Joanna Ying Ye
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

There is no single book that covers the whole of the module. Some of the books in the list will be particularly useful in support of one or more sessions. Other books listed may contain sections useful for some of your coursework or for following up a particular theme of interest to you. 

General Careers

Turn your degree into a career : a step-by-step guide to achieving your dream career - Michael Collins and Benjamin Scott, How to Books 2003, ISBN: 1857038673

A-Z of careers and jobs - Susan Hodgson, Kogan Page 2007, ISBN: 9780749449773

The graduate career handbook : making the right start for a bright future; - Shirley Jenner, Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2000. ISBN: 0273644289

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Skills for Employability

The art of crazy paving : volunteering for enhanced employability. - Student Volunteering U.K. 2001

Employability Skills – David Hind and Stuart Moss, Business Education Publishers 2005, ISBN: 9781901888409

Graduates' work : organisational change and students' attributes - Lee Harvey, Sue Moon and Vicki Geall, Centre for Research into Quality 1997, ISBN: 9781859201114

Competence in the learning society- John Raven and John Stephenson Peter Lang Publishing, 2001, ISBN: 978-0820451649

Work placements : a survival guide for students - Christine Fanthome, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004 ISBN: 9781403934345 

Managing your placement : a skills-based approach - Ian Herbert & Andrew Rothwell, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005 ISBN: 0333987284 

Management : a skills approach - Phillip L. Hunsaker, Pearson Prentice Hall  2005, ISBN 0-13144186-8

Developing Management Skills - David A. Whetten & Kim S. Cameron, Pearson Prentice Hall 2007 ISBN 13: 9780131747425

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Academic Skills

Planning your essay – Janet Godwin, Palgrave Macmillan Pocket Study Skills, 2014, ISBN: 9781137402479

Getting critical – Kate Williams, Palgrave Macmillan Pocket Study Skills, 2014, ISBN: 9781137402516

Referencing & understanding plagiarism, Palgrave Macmillan Pocket Study Skills, 2009. ISBN: 978-0230-57479-3

The Study Skills Handbook - Stella Cottrell, Palgrave Study Guides, ISBN: 9781137289254 

The international student handbook – H Reinders, Palgrave Study Skills, ISBN: 9780230545199

Cite Them Right – Richard Pears & Graham Shields, Palgrave Study Skills, ISBN: 9781137585042

Critical Thinking Skills - Stella Cottrell, Palgrave Study Skills, ISBN: 9780230285293

Study skills for business and management students - Barbara Allan (2009) Open University Press/McGraw Hill ISBN13 - 978-033522854-6

How to get a good degree - Phil Race (2007) Open University Press/McGraw Hill ISBN13 - 978-033522265-0

How to improve your assignment results - Colin Neville (2009) - Open University Press/McGraw Hill ISBN13 978-033523437-0

Business degree success : a practical study guide for business students at college and university - Jonathan Groucutt (2008) Palgrave Macmillan - ISBN 9780230506459

How to use your reading in your essays - Jeanne Godfrey (2012) Palgrave Macmillan - ISBN 9781137294685

Write it right - John Peck and Martin Coyle (2012) Palgrave Macmillan ISBN 9780230373846

Skills for Success - Stella Cottrell, Palgrave Macmillan 2015, ISBN: 9781137426529

Effective study skills - Geraldine Price, Pat Maier, 2007, ISBN: 9781405840736

Essential Study Skills - Sandra Sinfield, Tom Burns, SAGE Publications Ltd, 2nd Ed, 2016, ISBN: 9781473919020

The Student Skills Guide - Sue Drew and Rosie Bingham, Gower 2001, ISBN: 9780566084300

The business student's handbook : learning skills for study and employment: - Sheila Cameron (2005). FT Prentice Hall, ISBN 978-0273688839

Developing Essential Study Skills – Elaine Payne and Lesley Whittaker, FT prentice Hall 2006 ISBN: 9780273688044

Competence in the learning society - John Raven and John Stephenson, Peter Lang Publishing ISBN: 9780820451640

Critical Thinking for Students - Roy Van den Brink-Budgen, How to Books, 2010, ISBN: 9781845283865

How to write better essays - Bryan Greetham, Palgrave MacMillan 2013, ISBN: 9781137293282

The smarter student : skills and strategies for success at university Kathleen McMillan & Jonathan Weyers, Pearson Prentice Hall 2008. ISBN 978-1408207116

How to write essays and assignments - Kathleen McMillan & Jonathan Weyers Pearson Education 2011, ISBN: 9780273743811

Reflection in learning and Professional development - J Moon (1999), Kogan Page, London ISBN: 9780749434526

Learning Journals: a Handbook for Academics, Students and Professional Development - J Moon (2013), Taylor & Francis Ltd, ISBN: 9781137324719

Improve your grammar – Mark Harrison, V Jakeman & K Paterson, Palgrave Study Skills, ISBN: 978-0-230-36053-2

The student phrase book : vocabulary for writing at university – Jeanne Godfrey, Palgrave Study Skills, ISBN: 978-0-230-28933-8

Improve your punctuation and grammar Marion Field, How to Books, Oxford, ISBN: 9781845283292

Improve your written English : master the essentials of grammar, punctuation and spelling and write with greater confidence – Marion Field, How to books, Oxford, ISBN: 97801716023968

Eats, shoots & leaves : the zero tolerance approach to punctuation – Lynne Truss, Profile Books 2009, ISBN: 9780007329069

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Reflection and Personal Development planning

Keeping a Personal- Professional Journal - M Holly, Deakin University Press 1991

Journal keeping : how to use reflective writing for learning, teaching, professional insight and positive change - Dannelle D. Stevens and Joanne E. Cooper, ISBN: 9781579222161

Learning Journals: a Handbook for Academics, Students and Professional Development - J Moon, Taylor & Francis Ltd 2009, ISBN: 9780749430450

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Theories: personality type, team roles, learning styles and motivation

Management Teams: Why they succeed or fail - R Meredith Belbin (2004), ISBN: 9780750659109

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator : a critical review and practical guide - Rowan Bayne 

A comparison of Myers Briggs type indicator profiles and Belbin team roles - Malcolm Higgs, Henley Management College 1996, ISBN: 1861810261

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Job seeking

How to get the best graduate job : insider strategies for success in the graduate job market – David Wiliams, Anthony Hesketh and Phil Brown, Pearson Education 2006, ISBN: 9780273703556

Brilliant job hunter's manual : your complete guide to getting the job you want - Angela Fagan, Prentice Hall, 2003, ISBN: 9780273663157 

The job application handbook : proven strategies and effective techniques for selling yourself to an employer - Judith Johnstone, How to Books, 2004, ISBN: 1857039920

CVs for graduates - Gerald Higginbottom, How to Books 2002, ISBN: 9781857038316

How to write a great CV : discover what interviewers are looking for, focus on your strengths and perfect your presentation - Paul McGee, How to Books 2007, ISBN: 9781857038927

Brilliant CV - Jim Bright & Joanne Earl, Pearson Books 2010, ISBN: 9780273744016

Handling tough job interviews - Julie-Ann Amos, How to Books, 2007, ISBN: 9781845282295

Great answers to tough interview Questions - Martin John Yate, Kogan Page, 2014, ISBN: 9780749474153

Brilliant answers to tough interview questions - Susan Hodgson, Pearson Prentice Hall,2007. ISBN: 9780273714644

Brilliant psychometric and other selection tests : tests you might have to sit, and how to prepare for them - Susan Hodgson, Prentice Hall Business, 2003. ISBN: 9780273661658

Practice tests for verbal reasoning: Advanced level - Jeremy Kourdi, Hodder & Stoughton, 2004. ISBN: 0340812354

Practice tests for diagrammatic and Abstract reasoning - Peter Rhodes, Hodder & Stoughton, 2004. ISBN: 0340812370

Practice tests for data interpretation - Sally Vanson, Hodder & Stoughton, 2004. ISBN: 9780340812365

Practice tests for numerical reasoning : Advanced level - Bernice Walmsley, Hodder & Stoughton, 2004. ISBN: 9780340812327

How to succeed at an assessment centre - Harry Tolley, Kogan Page, 2006, ISBN: 9780749462291


This list was last updated on 24/08/2021