Teamwork and leadership development
Each year our students use the great outdoors as a classroom to yield amazing rewards. They learn to work effectively within a team to communicate, lead, and build confidence by putting management theory into practice.
The Teamwork and Leadership module was a brilliant experience. The highlight of the module was the time we spent in the Peak District. These few days were intense as we worked in teams to tackle a series of challenging problems. I discovered how to put management theory into practice, which was both illuminating and rewarding.
Site visits and study trips
During your degree, you will develop first-hand experience of working in interdisciplinary teams by collaborating with students from different courses across the School. Each of the first three academic years contains weeks within the curriculum reserved for cross-cutting activities that expose you to the way in which different disciplines approach and solve issues concerning the built environment.
These challenges are based on actual projects that industrial leaders face and have been developed in close collaboration with them.
This sociable and challenging environment away from the classroom allows you to put the skills you have learnt into practice. This will help you gain a more rounded understanding of teamwork, setting you up for a successful future career working in multidisciplinary teams.
The professional bodies that accredit our courses have highlighted this collaborative teamwork training as a very positive and best-practice feature of our courses. They state that it offers an innovative and engaging learning experience to meet key intended transferable skills and learning outcomes.