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Module

MCH2022 : Work Experience: Find, Apply & Succeed

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Miss Kate Rothery
  • Owning School: Arts & Cultures
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
ECTS Credits: 0.0

Aims

This is a timetabled not for credit pilot series for undergraduate stage 2 students participating on Media, Culture & Heritage programmes (PLQ0, P500, P303, P313 & P305). Participation is voluntary but strongly advised as the series aims to:

1. Introduce students to the importance and benefits of building work experience during their degree
2. Provide room for students to explore their graduate goals through engaging in career planning activities
3. Develop skills used within the recruitment process to raise the quality of applications
4. Increase uptake of work experience opportunities including internships, placement years and volunteering.
5. Provide a space for students to share experiences and engage in peer to peer learning
6. Prepare students for their chosen graduate outcomes

Outline Of Syllabus

Topics may typically include:

• Understanding work experience
• UK Graduate Labour Market
• Opportunity searching
• Speculative Applications
• CVs, Applications & Cover Letters
• Interviews and Assessment Centres
• Networking and LinkedIn

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture61:006:00in person lecture
Guided Independent StudySkills practice121:0012:00Practice recruitment writing & assessments
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops121:0012:00Work on searching and applications
Total30:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Employability skills are most effectively honed through practice. The combination of informational delivery for students to comprehend the grounding and principles of research and recruitment techniques, and the opportunity to put these into practice whilst being supported by careers practitioners will develop their understanding of the labour market and how to access as well as secure work experience opportunities.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio2A100Added for MOF Upload only. There is no assessment requirement for this module.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

N/A

Reading Lists

Timetable