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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Storytelling for Success

Module code: EAL6204 

HEAR transcript: included as co-curricular activities 

Module duration: weeks 5 / 2 hrs a week

Skills Points for doctoral students: 10

Non-credit bearing  

Preparation and assessment: none 

In today's workplace, narrative skills are imperative, and storytelling is at the heart of this. Stories enable us to communicate our message, explain complexities, bring ideas alive, navigate new experiences and even shape change. A good story might swing that job interview or make that personal statement stand out. This module is designed for all students to help them find and shape their own stories. It teaches the tools of storytelling and the secrets of story structure. You’ll see how stories work in a business context, how to bring data alive and how to create digital stories to engage your audience.

Key skills: telling a captivating story, developing a coherent business narrative, doing well in a job interview

Students' feedback on this module: 

"This module was a great surprise. I did not expect to learn that much. The classes were full of real-life examples and very engaging."

"Our teacher was amazing and inspiring. This class made me believe in my skills. Thank you."

"I think the materials were very useful for anyone. I will use them in the future for sure, and not just for my studie; everyone should take this class."

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