MT25D-Skills for Graduates

Module Provider: Meteorology
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:5
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Miguel Teixeira

Email: m.a.teixeira@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
A combination of individual and team presentation skills as a lead-in to the Final Year Project, and the development of self-awareness and other critical factors related to career opportunities.

Aims:
This module will develop students’ abilities to give quality written and oral presentations, supported by enhanced library database skills. It also aims to provide students the opportunity to develop self-awareness in the context of career decision making and knowledge of career opportunities.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of this module, students should be able to:

  • Identify, assess and articulate their skills, interests, values, and personality traits in the context of career decision making.
  • Develop career information retrieval, research and decision making skills.
  • Be able to write an effective application and CV
  • Give a clear oral presentation on a scientific topic

Additional outcomes:
Students will learn skills of use in their final year project.

Outline content:
Career planning, self-awareness, opportunities awareness and decision making, transferable skills, scientific writing, locating journal articles/correct referencing, oral presentation skills.

Global context:
Many of the team presentations are taken from weather phenomena around the world.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Career skills: all learning materials available on the internet. Presentations by recent Meteorology graduates and a graduate recruiter.
Scientific writing and oral presentation skills: poster production and presentation

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Practicals classes and workshops 20
Guided independent study 80
       
Total hours by term 100.00
       
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 70
Oral assessment and presentation 30

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:
One of the career related exercises is formative.

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: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    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.

    Length of examination:
    None.

    Requirements for a pass:
    40% overall

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Resubmit assignments

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
    1) Required text books:
    2) Specialist equipment or materials:
    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
    4) Printing and binding:
    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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