PO2PLA-Placement Support

Module Provider: School of Politics, Economics and International Relations
Number of credits: 0 [0 ECTS credits]
Level:5
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
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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’ application and CV writing skill, knowledge of psychometric and video testing, interview and assessment centre techniques.


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:


  • GES application session

  • Your Placement timeline and how to update your CV

  • How and where to search for a placement

  • Making the perfect application

  • Psychometric tests and video interviews workshop

  • Interview and Assessment Centres

  • Pre-placement induction


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Sessions will be interactive and seminar styled


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 5 1 1
Guided independent study: 10 10 10
       
Total hours by term 15 11 11
       
Total hours for module 37

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:

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


Penalties for late submission:

Not applicable as this is not a credit bearing module


Assessment requirements for a pass:

Reassessment arrangements:

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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