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Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
01 November 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA LL12 Economics and Politics,
BA LL13 Economics and Politics (Including Placement Year),
BA LL1F Economics and Politics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC LL2F Economics and Politics,
BSC LL3F Economics and Politics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC LL4F Economics and Politics (Including Placement Year),
BA L900 International Development,
BA L901 International Development (Including Year Abroad),
BA L902 International Development (Including Placement Year),
BA L250 International Relations (Including Foundation Year),
BA L258 International Relations,
BA L259 International Relations (Including Year Abroad),
BA L260 International Relations (Including Placement Year),
BA L0V0 Philosophy, Politics and Economics,
BA L0V1 Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Including Placement Year),
BA L0VA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BA L150 Political Economics,
BA L151 Political Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BA L152 Political Economics (Including Placement Year),
BA 0A56 Political Theory and Public Policy (Including Year Abroad),
BA 7L29 Political Theory and Public Policy,
BA 7L30 Political Theory and Public Policy (Including Placement Year),
BA L200 Politics,
BA L201 Politics (Including Year Abroad),
BA L202 Politics (Including Foundation Year),
BA L203 Politics (Including Placement Year),
BA L219 Politics with Human Rights (Including Placement Year),
BA L2M9 Politics with Human Rights,
BA LFM9 Politics with Human Rights (Including Year Abroad),
BA L225 Politics and International Relations,
BA L226 Politics and International Relations (Including Year Abroad),
BA L227 Politics and International Relations (Including Placement Year),
BSC L222 Politics and International Relations,
BSC L223 Politics and International Relations (Including Year Abroad),
BSC L224 Politics and International Relations (Including Placement Year)

Module description

GV711 offers students the opportunity to develop necessary employability, citizenship, and life skills to successfully compete in the graduate labour market after graduation and to make a meaningful contribution to society more generally.

Module aims


• To develop a solid understanding of employment and post-graduate opportunities available to Politics students after graduation
• To learn how to access employability opportunities throughout the undergraduate degree cycle
• To encourage personal and critical reflection on and planning of possible career paths
• To develop a range of capacities and skills relevant to employability and critical citizenship

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module every student will have completed a portfolio demonstrating engagement with key employability themes and skills, and an understanding of his or her place in the world of work. This module also offers students the chance to reflect critically on how this world of work relates to wider social and political contexts and trends at national and global levels.

Module information

The module is assessed on a 100% coursework pass/fail basis.

Learning and teaching methods

The module will be delivered in multiple ways, but a series of five 2-hour sessions will function as the ‘trunk’ of this module, offering direction and support at strategic points throughout the student’s degree life-cyc


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Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Reflective Log - Moodle Portfolio 100%

Overall assessment

Module is not taken for marks.


Module is not taken for marks.

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Kostis Roussos k.roussos@essex.ac.uk
mradean@essex.ac.uk Module Administrator Nicola Rowley nrowley@essex.ac.uk



External examiner

Dr Arzu Kibris
Associate Professor
Dr Mohammed Rodwan Abouharb
Available via Moodle
Of 22 hours, 0 (0%) hours available to students:
18 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
4 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


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