Students are required to attend a placement for a minimum of 525 hours (equivalent to 15 weeks full-time).
On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:
- Put theory into practice and identify the relevance of academic studies in the world of work.
- Value and develop key skills that are in demand from employers in their chosen industry.
- Test whether a particular sector of work or individual company is of interest as a potential employer following graduation.
- Reflection on own learning and development in relation to their future graduate careers in an employment environment.
- Complete and submit the documentation required by the placement module
|Coursework||Reflective written piece or video of 1,500 words or equivalent||60%|
|Practical||Presentation (10-15 minutes)||40%|
Assessments may differ in 2020/21 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.
There is no set text for this module; however students are required to read the Placement Student Handbook.
- Chaita, M. (2017) Developing graduate employability skills; your pathway to employment Universal publishers
- Cottrell, S. (2015). Skills for Success: The personal development planning handbook (3rd Edition). Basingstoke; Palgrave Macmillan.
- Fanthome, C. (2004). Work Placements – A Survival Guide for Students. Bisingstoke; Palgrave Macmillan.
- Gallagher, K. (2013). Skills Development for Business and Management Students. (2nd Edition). Oxford University Press.
- Herbert, I., and Rothwell, A. (2004). Managing Your Placement: a skills-based approach. Basingstoke; Palgrave Macmillan.
- Hind, D., and Moss, S. (2011). Employability Skills (2nd Ed.). Tyne & Wear; Business Education Publishers Limited.
- Littleford, D., Halstead, J., and Mulraine, C. (2004). Career Skills: opening doors into the job market. Basingstoke; Palgrave Macmillan.
- Nuegebauer, J., and Evans-Brain J. (2016). Making the most of your Career Development. SAGE.
- Nuegebauer, J., and Evans-Brain J. (2009). Making the most of your Placement. SAGE.
- Smale, B., Fowlie, J. (2015). How to Succeed at University: an essential guide to academic skills, personal development and employability. SAGE.