Introduction to Personal Development and Employability

The details
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
10 October 2019


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),
BSC C814 Psychology with Economics,
BSC C815 Psychology with Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C816 Psychology with Economics (Including Placement Year)

Module description

This module will be one of three "Careers and Employability" modules that will run across years 1, 2, and 3. A full outline of the module will be distributed during the first lecture. The aim of these modules is to improve the employability of Psychology students. 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.

This module will introduce employability and personal development planning, familiarise students with the resources available to assist their career development, and help them to review their own personal profile and practice the job application process.

Module aims

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

Module learning outcomes

The outcome of this module is to improve the employability of Psychology students.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

The module will comprise a series of timetabled sessions run and administered collaboratively by staff from the Department of Psychology and from the Employability and Careers Centre, as well as activities that students complete in their own time.


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Overall assessment

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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Geoff Ward, Dr Loes van Dam, Dr Bettina Zengel, Dr Alasdair Clarke, Dr Steffan Kennett,



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
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Of 17 hours, 17 (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).


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