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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS2020 From Study to Work

10 creditsClass Size: 380

Module manager: Louisa Hill
Email: l.hill@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Available to year 2 students only

This module is mutually exclusive with

CSER2101Career Development 1
CSER2201Career Development 2
MATH2900Maths at Work

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The module content places great emphasis on supporting those actively seeking 12-month or shorter-term internships with employers, and also building wider employability skills. This module has a practical focus where you engage with placement, internship and graduate employers to understand the skills and aptitudes employers look for and to develop the skills necessary to obtain work placements and internships. To help increase your chances of successfully gaining a placement or internship, you are strongly encouraged to access the pre-recorded lectures that will be made available prior to the start of the semester. Note: Finding a placement or internship 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.

Objectives

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
- Demonstrate commercial awareness in relation to a specific organisation and sector

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


Syllabus

Indicative content
E-workshops by graduate employers and the Module Leader covering the key stages in the recruitment process, including making applications, being successful at interviews, psychometric testing, dealing with assessment centres and developing a digital profile. Additional input into the module will be from on-placement and post-placement students, and Alumni. There will be pre-recorded e-lectures available prior to the start of the semester on the initial stages of the application process such as job search strategising. Additionally optional e-workshops will present opportunities to further practice skills learnt during the module.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Workshop121.0012.00
Independent Learning61.006.00
e-Lecture20.501.00
e-Lecture51.005.00
Private study hours76.00
Total Contact hours24.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

NOTE: all of the lectures and workshops listed above will be delivered online. In addition to the contact hours listed above, there will be 6 x 1hr e-workshops that are optional.

- 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.

Independent Learning
Students are strongly encouraged to access additional support opportunities to help them in the placement application process. This may include attendance at the annual Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair, Placement Hunt Club attendance, Careers Consultant appointment, connecting with Alumni for advice.

Students will also be given the opportunity to access optional online workshops that comprise of mock application activities and also drop-in CV and careers guidance tutorial appointments.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment48 hr 100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Students will have to complete an online assessment at the end of the module. This will take place during the examinations period and will be time bound. The assessment will not take 48 hours to complete, but students will have a 48 hour time period in which to complete it.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 09/09/2021

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