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GEOG2015 Career Skills in Geography

10 creditsClass Size: 250

Module manager: Dr Myles Gould
Email: m.i.gould@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

This module is mutually exclusive with

CSER2201Career Development 2

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module addresses the question: What can you do with a geography degree? It explores the world of post-university employment, and how geographers can succeed after graduation. You will be provided with a suite of insights, skills and experiences that will better prepare you for how to use your geography degree in a future career. This includes: awareness of how the diverse skills possessed by geographers can be most effectively presented to employers; enhanced understanding of the range of employment and other opportunities available to geographers (e.g. industrial placements), and how geographical skills can be used effectively in a diversity of workplaces; gaining familiarity with the process of searching, applying and interviewing for a graduate job; and an opportunity to demonstrate skills possessed by geographers whilst undertaking an applied role-playing project and associated pitch presentation. You will hear directly from geography graduates who have succeeded in a range of types of employment and they will share their experiences and their insights to help you choose your own path after university.

Objectives

This module strives to provide students with:

- awareness of how the diverse skills possessed by geographers can be most effectively presented to employers

- enhanced understanding of the range of employment and other opportunities available to geographers, and how geographical skills can be used effectively in a diversity of workplaces.

- Opportunity to demonstrate skills possessed by geographers whilst undertaking an applied role-playing project and associated pitch presentation.

Learning outcomes
- Knowledge of the range of careers available to Geography graduates;
- Familiarity with the process of searching, applying and interviewing for a job;
- Ability to demonstrate commercial awareness in relation to a specific organisation and sector;
- Confidence to articulate their skills and knowledge effectively to prospective employers

Skills outcomes
B Cognitive skills
B1 Abstraction and synthesis of information from a variety of sources
B5 Solving problems and making reasoned decisions

D Key skills
D2 Communicate effectively (in writing, verbally and through graphical presentations)
D4 Use information technology effectively (including use of spreadsheet, database and word processing programmes; Internet and e-mail)
D5 Identify, retrieve, sort and exchange geographical information using a wide range of sources


Syllabus

This module consists of 8 x 1 hour lectures that are delivered by the Careers Centre staff, 8 x one hour lectures given by a wide range of BA and BSc Alumni, and a 1/2 hour assessment project pitch event. The module will address employment and career skills (CVs, interviews etc); career paths and opportunities within a range of organisations. Some sessions will be delivered by external partners.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
presentation10.500.50
Lecture131.0013.00
Private study hours86.50
Total Contact hours13.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

83.5 private study hours (a combination of independent reading and completion of assessment tasks)

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ProjectGroup project pitch, 1500 word equivalent100.00
Online AssessmentApplication: CV submission to VMock with instant formative feedback (*)0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

*NB To obtain a one-to-one consultation with a Careers Service Adviser you are required to obtain a VMockscore of 60% or more. Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 29/04/2022 15:32:19

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