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2016/17 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS2020 From Study to Work

10 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Louisa Hill

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2016/17

Pre-requisite qualifications

Available to year 2 students only

This module is mutually exclusive with

CSER2101Career Development 1
CSER2201Career Development 2

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module has a practical focus where you engage with leading graduate employers to understand the skills and aptitudes employers look for and to develop the skills necessary to obtain work placements and internships. Much of the content and assessment focuses on the real applications that students are making, so it will be less useful for students who are not actively seeking work experience or an industry placement. Note: Finding a placement is not a requirement for passing this module. Module assessment is based on being able to evidence robust job seeking strategies; an understanding of the application process and being able to reflect on your experiences of the module. In order to progress on to a placement year students will normally need to have passed all level 1 modules with an average of 40 or more.


This module aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and experience relevant to preparing for work placements or other employment-related opportunities.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Formulate a job search strategy based on an understanding of opportunities available in the world of work
- Apply their knowledge and understanding of their own skills, values and interests and make informed judgements about the suitability of these in relation to opportunities
- Articulate these skills and experience coherently based on a knowledge and understanding of graduate employer requirements
- Reflect critically on their learning and experiences of job searching and identify how these will inform future practice

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Apply self-awareness and self- management skills in differing contexts
- Evaluate a range of options and make decisions based on available information


Indicative content
Lectures and interactive seminars by graduate employers and the module leader covering the key stages in the recruitment process, including making applications, being successful at interviews, dealing with assessment centres and developing a digital profile.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent Learning31.003.00
Private study hours76.00
Total Contact hours24.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Individual preparation, study and completion of assessment
- NB This workload allowance will include some but not necessarily all of the time individual students spend on work placement search.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will be required to complete application questions that will form part of the basis for the first assignment. They will receive feedback on this during a seminar.

Workshops will include practical exercises and feedback on these which should be used by students to monitor their individual progress.

The Work Placement Manager will be responsible for keeping an overview of the students involvement and engagement with the module elements.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentStudents will be required to complete an exercise answering a detailed question on their job seeking goals.10.00
Reflective logReflective statement on the individual student's job acquisition process (2,000 words) NOTE: Resit for this module is by 2 hour written exam.60.00
Assignment6 questions (250 words each) that are typically asked by employers on their application forms.30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resit by 2 hour written examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 23/02/2017


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