Enhancing employability and career planning

The details
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 02 July 2021
26 May 2020


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC C831 Cognitive Science,
BSC C832 Cognitive Science (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C833 Cognitive Science (Including Placement Year),
BA 63C2 Psychological Studies,
BA C801 Psychology (Including Year Abroad),
BA C802 Psychology,
BA C807 Psychology (Including Foundation Year),
BA C810 Psychology (Including Placement Year),
BSC C800 Psychology,
BSC C803 Psychology (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C811 Psychology (Including Placement Year),
BSC C812 Psychology (Including Foundation Year),
BSC C806 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C808 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience,
BSC C809 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Placement Year),
BSC C813 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Foundation Year),
MSCIC999 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience,
MSCICA98 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Placement Year),
MSCICA99 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C814 Psychology with Economics,
BSC C815 Psychology with Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C816 Psychology with Economics (Including Placement Year),
MSCIC998 Psychology with Advanced Research Methods,
MSCICB98 Psychology with Advanced Research Methods (Including Placement Year),
MSCICB99 Psychology with Advanced Research Methods (Including Year Abroad)

Module description

This module will be one of three "Careers and Employability" modules that will run across years 1, 2, and 3. The modules will provide students with opportunities to reflect and decide upon their career aspirations, help them identify the steps required to reach those goals, and introduce them to opportunities and resources that will help them to complete these steps. The module will build upon the previous Careers and Employability provision from Year 1.

Module aims

Aims The aim of the module is to improve the employability of Psychology students.

Module learning outcomes

Students will:

1. reflect upon and update their career action plan
2. learn about a range of jobs and postgraduate opportunities open to them, both within the psychology professions and in other areas, and
3. learn how to research jobs/courses that interest them and to mount effective applications using appropriate resources.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

The module will comprise a series of timetabled sessions (lectures and workshops) run and administered collaboratively by staff from the Department of Psychology and the Employability and Careers Centre, with input from the Faculty Employability Co-ordinator and speakers from outside the University, as well as activities that students complete in their own time.


This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Second Assigned Task - Video CV     

Overall assessment

Module is either passed or marked as not completed.


Module is either passed or marked as not completed.

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Geoffrey Ward, email:
Prof Sheina Orbell, Careers and Employability Team, Dr Steffan Kennett, Dr Kevin Dent, Dr Max Roberts, Dr Loes Van Dam, Dr Elia Valentini



External examiner

Dr Thomas Hunt
University of Derby
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Available via Moodle
Of 11 hours, 11 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information

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