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NES3413 : Intercalating module for F102/F122

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Lee Higham
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 60
Semester 2 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 60.0
European Credit Transfer System


The industrial placement aims to:
- provide students with the experience of seeking and securing a position with an employer,
- provide a period of practical experience which will benefit your academic study and longer term
- provide the opportunity to recognise and record the development of work place skills,
- facilitate personal development in a non-university setting.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students apply for a placement during stage 2 of the degree programme, and if successful they will
normally begin work by September of the academic year, finishing the following summer. During this
time there is no taught content from the university. The employer may provide induction and training
activities as appropriate.

During the placement year there will be at least one visit from a member of academic staff. Students will be expected to prepare a skills audit and action plan at the beginning of the placement and submit answers to selected Stage 2 Chemistry examination papers (sent out to them at appropriate times of the year).

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning13:003:00Completion of monthly blog post & PowerPoint slide which covers technical and non technical skills
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning43:0012:00N/A
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning13:003:00Online meeting or in-person visit (depending on restrictions) from a member of academic staff
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning11182:001182:00Employer based learning and independent review of key skills learned throughout the placement
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

As students are away from the University, Guided Independent study is used for all learning activities. The Module leader is available for consultation regarding all aspects of the placement.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M100Report compiled by placement supervisor
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise2MCompletion of blog demonstrating skills and learning achieved during placement
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The supervisor will monitor the students work throughout the placement and report back to the Placement Coordinator. This report is summatively assessed on a pass/fail basis.

The student will also complete a blog demonstrating the skills and learning achieved during the placement year.

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