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PSYC3067 Academic Support and Employability 3

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 3’ on your degree transcript. The module will provide an essential opportunity for us to continue 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:

  • will be able to reflect on both your academic skills and your transferable skills
  • will be able to identify mechanisms for improvement in both.
  • will have a stronger sense of the career and study opportunities available to you beyond your degree
  • will be in a better position to find out, and apply for, your chosen career

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 Year3 student. Consequently, there is an extensive programme of events designed to help you make the most of your final year and transition from university to your next step. An indicative summary of activities includes: Induction Events: Induction and Health and Safety Talk Dr Tom Randell (Induction Coordinator) Pete Dargie (Faculty Safety Officer) Skills Events: A dissertation is more than a long essay… Library skills for the literature review Marcia Ostrowski (Psychology librarian) Planning your Future Employability Census: Do you know how you shine? Andy Port (Psychology Careers Practitioner) Career Mentoring Academic Employability Coordinator Work-based applications: A winning CV Careers Practitioner Postgraduate Study – Showcasing Opportunities Postgraduate Directors Masters Applications: The personal statement Academic Employability Coordinator Masters Applications: 1-1 Practice interviews Academic Employability Coordinator Tutor Meetings Discussion of January Exams Tutors Summer Term Support Tutors

TypeHours
Follow-up work10
Tutorial2
Lecture9
Preparation for scheduled sessions10
Seminar1
Total study time32

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

There is no assessment attached to this module. Attendance is strongly encouraged.

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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