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PSYC1020 Academic Support and Employability 1

Module Overview

This module sits alongside the academic modules that make up your degree programme. As such, this is a ZERO credit module. Nevertheless, we believe that this module is so important to your success that it should be taken by all students. Thus, it is a COMPULSORY module and your attendance is recognised through a Certificate of Attendance in ‘Psychology Skills and Employability I’ on your degree transcript. The module will provide an essential opportunity for us to support your development of key and transferable skills, with a benefit being felt in both your academic studies, and in the range of skills that you can showcase and discuss as you consider your career beyond University. It will consist of taught sessions, workshops, tutorial discussions and one-to-one meetings all aimed to maximise your path through your studies and towards your career.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • reflect on both your academic skills and your transferable skills
  • identify mechanisms for improvement in both
  • have a stronger sense of the career and study opportunities available to you beyond your degree
  • be in a better position to start to develop a meaningful portfolio of paid and unpaid positions to support your future applications.

Syllabus

There is no academic content associated with this module

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching and learning methods will take the form of timetabled lecture sessions, workshops, tutorials, one-to-one learning opportunities, and Employability events with selected figures external to the University. All teaching and learning activities have been developed to deliver input appropriate for you as a Year 1 student. Consequently, there is an extensive programme of events designed to help you settle into the University. An indicative summary of activities includes: Induction Events: Induction and Health and Safety Talk Pete Dargie Meeting your tutor and fellow tutees Finding your way around campus Understanding our e-systems Skills Events: Essay Planning Critical Thinking Feedback in all its forms, and how to use it What does Academic Integrity mean to you? Library Skills: Managing your resources for learning Referencing and Reference Manager Software Planning your Future Employability Census: Where are you headed? Gathering experience: Volunteers and VRAs Careers Panel Thinking about the Year in Employment Tutor Meetings Discussion of January Exams Summer Term Support

TypeHours
Tutorial2
Preparation for scheduled sessions10
Lecture13
Follow-up work10
Seminar1
Total study time36

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

There is no assessment attached to this module. Attendance is strongly encouraged but not compulsory.

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Attendance 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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