EC130-Placement Support

Module Provider: School of Politics, Economics and International Relations
Number of credits: 0 [0 ECTS credits]
Level:4
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
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Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Simon Burke

Email: s.p.burke@reading.ac.uk

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

Aims:
To develop students' placement awareness, placement advice, introductory employment and placement related readiness (CV writing, peer support, application forms, career advice).

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Additional outcomes:
Students gain additional personal insight through a number of club sessions and personality test (for career direction).

Peer and one-to-one support and feedback.

Outline content:
Placement awareness session
Club sessions
Introduction to placements
Personality testing
Insight course session
CV preparation
Placement advice

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 2
Guided independent study 5 4 4
       
Total hours by term 9.00 5.00 6.00
       
Total hours for module 20.00

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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: 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.

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    Last updated: 31 March 2017

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