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SEL3324 : Cultural Industries Placement Module (Semester 1)

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Tina Gharavi
  • Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


To give students the opportunity to gain work-related experience in one of the cultural industries which relates directly to their academic study.
To enhance students’ communication and management skills.
To encourage self-appraisal and the ability to work effectively with others.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students attend briefing sessions and training in entrepreneurial skills and are attached to appropriate placement.
Students visit their placement for one day per week (or other form of arrangement as suiting the student and the host) for about 10 weeks (60 hours) where their role will be to undertake duties as agreed between placement provider and Module Leader.

Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence of competence and understanding of the role and the relation of their knowledge and skills to it.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning106:0060:00Hours at placement host
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture13:003:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading180:0080:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching13:003:00Mid-module reflection session
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops33:009:00Enterprise and skills workshops
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity110:0010:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision10:300:30One-on-One tutorial and final project/assessment feedback
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study134:3034:30N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Whilst the skills associated with the module may seem generic and associated with other modules, this module gives students the opportunity to practise them in a work environment. The nature of the work placement requires students to exercise a high level of initiative and resourcefulness. Students will be assessed through the submission of a Project Work Diary and a Final Report which together form the Placement Portfolio.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1A753000 word Final Report or Project
Written exercise1A25Project diary in the form of an on-line blog
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The Placement Portfolio (diary and final report) will require reflection on and understanding of the organisation, the project and their specific role, as well as the development of their own competencies and skills.

Reading Lists