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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Current from: 2020/1

Module Convenor: Mrs Purnima Darji

Email: p.darji@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

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 application readiness (CV writing, peer support, application forms, career advice). 


Assessable learning outcomes:

Additional outcomes:

Students gain additional personal insight through personality tests (for career direction).  Mentoring and feedback in the application process.


Outline content:

Placement application journey and RED enrolment



Boosting your CV



What Placement can I do?



Gaining relevant work experience Part 1



Gaining relevant work experience Part 2 and advice from placement returners



CV workshop in a computer lab



Preparing for Placement search and applications with advice from second year students


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Sessions will be interactive and seminar styled.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Practicals classes and workshops 4 2 1
Guided independent study: 5 4 4
       
Total hours by term 9 6 5
       
Total hours for module 20

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Formative assessment methods:

1:1 consultations on CV, cover letter writing and interview readiness.



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


Penalties for late submission:

Not applicable as this is not a credit bearing module.


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Last updated: 4 April 2020

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