Module Details

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Code ARIM010
Coordinator Dr V Stobo
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 Level 6 FHEQ Whole Session 15


To provide an in-depth view of practice in the business and corporate archives environment, and the nature of business archives and methods of exploitation.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Describe where business archives are found in Britain and how this compares with other countries.

(LO2) Outline the history and development of British business and company law since 1750.

(LO3) Understand how the history of office technology relates to record-keeping.

(LO4) Demonstrate a clear knowledge of the main types of business records.

(LO5) Explain differing emphases in record keeping between different industry types.

(LO6) Describe the research uses of business archives.

(S1) Business and customer awareness basic understanding of the key drivers for business success – including the importance of innovation and taking calculated risks – and the need to provide customer satisfaction and build customer loyalty

(S2) Communication and collaboration online participating in digital networks for learning and research

(S3) Global perspectives demonstrate international perspectives as professionals/citizens; locate, discuss, analyse, evaluate information from international sources; consider issues from a variety of cultural perspectives, consider ethical and social responsibility issues in international settings; value diversity of language and culture

(S4) Media literacy online critically reading and creatively producing academic and professional communications in a range of media

(S5) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

(S6) Positive attitude/ self-confidence A 'can-do' approach, a readiness to take part and contribute; openness to new ideas and the drive to make these happen



Topics covered during the module may include:

Business and corporate archives in arange of contexts and settings;

Development of the modern corporation and associated records;

Compliance and accountability and business records;

Main types of business records;

Managing and promoting business archives.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Online Discussions:
Learning blog.
Notes: Online learning blog in Canvas designed to encourage student interaction.

Online Quiz:
Xerte based test your learning quizzes.
Notes: Online test your learning quizzes designed to test whether learning outcomes have been achieved.

Suggested activities designed to explore practical implications of theoretical learning.
Notes: Activities are suggested to enable students to put into practice what they have learned and/or to learn through doing.

Self-Directed Learning: Students are given access to online learning materials which include reading, quizzes, a learning blog and suggested activities which are undertaken according to the student's requirements.

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours             0
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 150


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.    100       

Recommended Texts

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