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Module

NCL3007 : Career Development for final year students

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Jessica Jung
  • Lecturer: Mrs Salome Bolton, Mr Darrin Beattie
  • Owning School: Academic Services
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To develop students’ self-awareness and the ability to self-manage, proactively interact and ethically apply knowledge and skills in a work-related context.

The Career Development module offers students the opportunity to undertake work-related learning in a variety of environments, both on and off the University campus. Through engagement with the module, students will learn about themselves, enhancing their employability and personal enterprise skills as well as contributing towards meeting the aims of the host organisation.

Outline Of Syllabus

Successful graduates are equipped with the necessary skills to perform and an ability to plan and manage their portfolio career, which is likely to be varied. The 3rd stage Career Development module therefore offers students the opportunity to learn about their skills and attributes and how they might apply these in future roles upon graduation. To aid this learning and development, they undertake work-related learning in a variety of different environments, both on and off the University campus. See http://www.ncl.ac.uk/careers/modules/cdm/ for more information.

Supported by module tutors, students will reflect on and manage their own learning and development through a series of workshops, seminars and lectures, both on campus and online. Through engagement with both a professional experience and module teaching, students will enhance their employability and career readiness.

Students will join the module at the start of semester one and are expected to balance their work for the module, including engagement with their placement/professional experience, across the academic year.

At the start of the academic year students are expected to:
•       confirm that all pre-requisites have been met;
•       attend teaching/seminars and complete related engagement tasks;
•       negotiate calendar of activity and duties with their host organisation (placement) or the Careers Service (other professional experience) to meet module requirements.

Teaching for the 2020/21 academic year will be arranged in two-week blocks with a thematic focus which will unite teaching sessions, online content and module engagement tasks to be completed by students via Canvas. Engaging with all content across the thematic blocks will ensure students meet all of the module learning outcomes.

Semester 1 themes will be: Induction/orientation; goal-setting, action planning and reflection; graduate skills and attributes; and career planning (exploration and research). Semester 2 themes will be: Giving and receiving feedback; networking (in person and online); engagement with employers; career planning (decision making and applications). Sessions focused on preparing for module assessments will also be available.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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