Partnership Modules

Work Experience Modules [SPSU9W6, LAWU9WP, PDMU9AW]

Law Work Experience Module

What is it?

LAWU9WP is a full 20 credit level 10 module which is run jointly between the Division of Law & Philosophy and the Careers and Employability Service. The aim of this elective module is to enable 3rd Year LLB & BA Law students to gain a minimum of 30 hours of graduate-level work experience within the field of Law. In addition to the work placement, students attend class sessions encompassing topics such as reflective learning, goal setting and presentation skills. The aim of the module is to assist students to develop a range of employability skills and give them an opportunity to link specific subject specific theory to practice and thought to action.

When does it run?

This module runs annually in the Spring Semester.

How is it assessed?

You are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours on placement, complete 3 on-line Reflective Journals, deliver a 15 minute assessed presentation and write a final report of 2500 words.

What are the benefits?

Students who elect to study this module gain the opportunity to develop a range of specialist and transferable skills linked directly to their degree subject area.

How do I register?

This module is available to 3rd Year Law students only. Those students who are interested should contact the Module Co-ordinator / Module Tutor for further details.

What do previous students say?

“I am now more able to recognise that being more pro-active and confident can bring the most out of any experience”.

“The work placement was a fantastic learning experience and I am very grateful to everyone involved for making this possible”.

Who is eligible to register?

This module is only available to 3rd Year LLB /BA Law students. Please note that there are limited spaces available on the module and interested students will be required to meet set academic requirements, as defined by the Division of Law & Philosophy, and complete a successful application and interview process in order to be selected to participate.

Need to find out more?

Module Co-ordinator: Lorraine Wilson  

Module Tutor: Lauren Ferguson (Careers and Employability Service)

Sports Work Experience Module

What is it?

SPSU9W6 is a full 20 credit level 10 module which is run jointly between the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport and the Careers and Employability Service. The aim of this elective module is to enable 3rd Year Sports Studies students to gain a minimum of 30 hours of graduate-level work experience within the field of sport. In addition to the work placement, you are required to attend class sessions encompassing topics such as reflective learning, goal setting and presentation skills. The aim of the module is to assist you to develop a range of employability skills and offer an opportunity to link subject theory to practice and thought to action.

When does it run?

This module runs annually in the Spring Semester.

How is it assessed?

You are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours on placement. You also complete 3 on-line Reflective Journals, deliver a 15 minute assessed presentation and write a final report of 2500 words.

What are the benefits?

Students who elect to study this module gain the opportunity to develop a range of specialist and transferable skills linked directly to their degree subject area.

How do I register?

This module is available to 3rd Year Sports Studies students only. Those students who are interested should contact the Module Co-ordinator for further details.

What do previous students say?

“Personally it has helped me to see what skills employers are looking for from graduates from our subject area. It has also helped me to develop these skills through the placement”.

“It is a good thing to have on my CV as before this module I lacked relevant work experience”.

Who is eligible to register?

This module is only available to 3rd Year Sports Studies students. Please note that there are limited spaces available

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the module and interested students will be required to meet set academic requirements, as defined by the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, and complete a successful application and interview process in order to be selected to participate.

Need to find out more?

Contact: Module Co-ordinator Brian Minikin (Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport)

Module Tutor Lena Bauchop  (Careers and Employability Service)

PDMU9AW is a mandatory 20 credit work experience module for Social Work students in their second semester. You need to undertake least 30 hours of work experience with a local charitable or voluntary organisation, focussing on a particular branch of social work, interacting with clients and building up confidence and professional competence. You also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of classes encompassing areas such as professional practice,  reflective writing and presentation skills before writing a report on your placement experience.

When does it run?

Fridays from 2-4 in the Spring semester in Room 3A1

How is it assessed?

You are required to deliver a

7 minute

presentation and complete three reflective journals charting your development over the course your placement. At the end of the module, you are asked to write a final report, in which you discuss and reflect on your placement experience.

What are the benefits?

You will gain a real-life knowledge and understanding of the role of a social worker, and develop a range of work-based skills that will be valuable when you come to apply for jobs after graduation, as well as an ability to reflect critically on your own learning and write detailed reports.

How do I register?

In order to register, you need to contact the Social Work Division.

What do previous students say?

The PDM9AW module gave me the opportunity to develop transferable skills and gain practical work experience within a supportive and informal learning environment. I would highly recommend this module for all social work students, as it offers the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience within the care sector. My work placement gave me a personal insight into what community-based work entails and also enabled me to develop my reflective practice skills. The knowledge and skills I have learned will be invaluable for future placements and my career development.

Dawn Szary – September 2013

Who is eligible to register?

This module is only open to Social Work students in their first year

 

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