EC230-Placement Support

Module Provider: School of Politics, Economics and International Relations
Number of credits: 0 [0 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Simon Burke


Summary module description:

This module provides students with general and specific placement and employability related skills.


To develop students' Application and CV writing skills, knowledge of psychometric and video testing, interview and assessment centre techniques

Assessable learning outcomes:

Additional outcomes:

Students gain additional personal insight through a number of club sessions 

Peer and one-to-one support and feedback.

Outline content:

GES application session

Application support for placement applications

Linkedin, Psychometric tests and video interviews

Interview and Assessment Centres

Pre placement induction

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Sessions will be interactive and seminar styled. Student led placement-club sessions.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Practicals classes and workshops 4 1
Guided independent study 10 10 10
Total hours by term 14.00 10.00 11.00
Total hours for module 35.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
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Formative assessment methods:

Self or peer assessed exercises to assist with placement preparation.

Summer term Placement Health Check exercise to evaluate the level of placement readiness and identify further actions.

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at:
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

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    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    Last updated: 31 July 2017

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