ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title PLACEMENT PREPARATION MODULE
Code ULMS170
Coordinator Mr CR Barlow
Finance and Accounting
C.R.Barlow@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 4 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours           12

8

5

5

30
Timetable (if known)           60 mins X 1 totaling 12
60 mins X 1 totaling 5
120 mins X 1 totaling 16
 
 
Private Study 120
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 4: Attendance Assessment Type: Practical Assessment Duration/Size: Throughout module Weighting: 10% Reassessment Opportunity: No reassessment opportunity; the reason is detailed be  Attendance thoughout    10       
Assessment 1: Individual Assignment Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 1500 words Weighting: 25 Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies An  -1500 words    25       
Assessment 2: Job Application (CV, application form, cover letter) Assessment Type: Coursework Duration/Size: assessment size will vary Weighting: 20% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for   assessment size will    20       
Assessment 3: Reflective Log Assessment Type: Coursework Duration/Size: 2500 Words Weighting: 45% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies   -2500 words    45       

Aims

This module aims to introduce students to the graduate recruitment process by providing them with the skills required to secure a work placement or summer internship.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Critically reflect on and evaluate their skills in relation to prospective employers’ requirements and identify their development needs;

(LO2) Research career opportunities relevant to their degree specialism in relation to their own career aspirations using a range of media and approaches;

(LO3) Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills appropriate to a role within business;

(LO4) Experience working with others and how to develop effective relationships;

(LO5) Gain an awareness of the commercial issues facing organisations;

(LO6) Be able to carry out effective self-guided research.

(S1) Adaptability

(S2) Problem solving skills

(S3) Commercial awareness

(S4) Teamwork

(S5) Organisational skills

(S6) Communication skills

(S7) Lifelong learning skills


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Delivery: Mixed, hybrid delivery with social distancing on campus

Teaching Method: Online Asynchronous Learning Materials
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 5
Description: Pre-recorded video lectures of one hour each will be available for students to watch prior to the workshop. Each video will cover the technical element of each stage of the application process.
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method: Workshop
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 5
Description: Will run biweekly.
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Assessment Centre
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 8
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Group Study
Scheduled Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Self Directed Learning Hours: 120
Description: Students to spend time utilising skills presented in lectures and seminars and perform independent research in preparation for interviews / CV prep / applications / coursework

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Lifelong learning skills
How this is developed: Career Management reflective exercises and presenting effectively.
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Individual Assignment and Job Application

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed: Presentations, report writing, critical reflection, mock interviews, completing application forms
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Individual Assignment and Job Application

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: Project Planning and report writing
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Individual Assignment and Job Application

Skills / attributes: Teamwork
How this is developed: Throughout the module students will self-assess their contribution to the team in formal assessments & work in teams during lectures / seminar exercises.
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Job Applicat ion

Skills / attributes: Commercial awareness
How this is developed: Seminars, employer interactions, and company reports
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Individual Assignment and Job Application

Skills / attributes: Problem solving skills
How this is developed: Analysis for company report.
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Individual Assignment

Skills / attributes: Adaptability
How this is developed: CBI/ULMS skills audit
Mode of assessment (if applicable)


Syllabus

 

Introductory Session: Introduction to the module .
Workshop 1: Career planning and company research.
Workshop 2: CV's, application forms and cover letters.
Workshop 3: Online tests.
Workshop 4: Interview skills. 
Workshop 5: Assessment centres.  
Field work: Practice Interviews. 
Field work: External assessment centre.
Next steps lecture: Module close, feedback and next steps.


Recommended Texts

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