PO1PLA-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
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
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
Seminars 4 2 1
Guided independent study: 5 4 4
       
Total hours by term 9 6 5
       
Total hours for module 20

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Not applicable as this is not a credit bearing module


Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Not applicable as this is not a credit bearing module


Formative assessment methods:

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


Assessment requirements for a pass:

 Not applicable as this is not a credit bearing module


Reassessment arrangements:

 Not applicable as this is not a credit bearing module


Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 4 April 2020

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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