CS712-5-FY-CO:
Beyond the BA: Skills for the Next Step

The details
2019/20
Interdisciplinary Studies Centre (ISC)
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
0
18 April 2019

 

Requisites for this module
CS711
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Key module for

BA P525 Journalism and Liberal Arts,
BA P526 Journalism and Liberal Arts (Including Placement Year),
BA P527 Journalism and Liberal Arts (Including Year Abroad),
BA P515 Journalism and Philosophy,
BA P516 Journalism and Philosophy (Including Placement Year),
BA P517 Journalism and Philosophy (Including Year Abroad)

Module description

CS712 aims to enable second year ISC and Philosophy students to acquire the skills, knowledge and experiences for successfully entering the job market, or continuing on to do post-graduate studies and vocational training once graduated. It is designed to ensure that you make the most of relevant opportunities available on campus whilst you study. Engaging with these opportunities and gaining a rich mix of extra-curricular and work/volunteering experience, may make a critical difference to whether you succeed in getting the graduate job you want or obtain funding for post-graduate studies. Alternatively, to fulfil your employability training requirement, you can take the 15 credit module, CS200 Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainability and Community Action, which runs in the Autumn term.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:

To give students a clear understanding of employment, post-graduate studies and training opportunities available to SPAH graduates.
To encourage personal reflection on, and planning of, possible career paths, and the specific skills and capabilities required
To facilitate understanding, access, and take-up of available work, volunteering, careers orientation, and other extra-curriculum opportunities.
To encourage engagement with wider cultural, social, political trends and issues, and to enhance students sense of citizenship.
To prepare students for successfully entering the job market or going on to post-graduate studies or vocational training on graduating.
To encourage students to make the most of opportunities available on campus for enhancing their employability skills.
To give students an understanding of the graduate job market and employers’ preferences, and grasp how to make effective applications in their final year.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module the student should:

Have a good understanding of their own interests, skills and competencies, and how these are relevant to future careers.
Have engaged with a range of employability and skills related events and activities available on campus or elsewhere.
Be prepared to make applications for placements, jobs, vocational training and/or post-graduate study in their final year.

Module information

This is a zero credit module. Your pass/incomplete status will appear on your degree transcript.

Learning and teaching methods

This is a portfolio-based module, which combines a range of teaching and learning methods. It is team-taught and makes intensive use of Moodle. Students are required to attend about five compulsory sessions and a selection of relevant events and activities available in the university and elsewhere. It is primarily assessed on the basis of a reflective essay and CV. Students have considerable choice and autonomy over how they construct their portfolio of relevant experiences, knowledge and skills. CS712 is team-taught by tutors from ISC, Philosophy, and the Faculty Employability and Careers team. It comprises of five compulsory 50-minute core sessions, three online Moodle tutorials and requires students to attend four further employability/skills-related activities, events or workshops during the Autumn and Spring terms of their second year. This module is assessed on a 1500 word reflective essay and a professional, up-to-date, well presented, two-page CV.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Reflective Essay and 2-Page Professional, Up-to-date CV 01/05/2020

Overall assessment

Module is either passed or marked as not completed.

Reassessment

Module is either passed or marked as not completed.

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Ann Ord, Dr Steve Gormley & TBC.
Interdisciplinary Studies Centre General Office - 6.130; Email: istudies@essex.ac.uk.

 

Availability
No
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 9 hours, 9 (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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