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 ULMS PLACEMENT YEAR
Code ULMS299
Coordinator Mr CR Barlow
Finance and Accounting
C.R.Barlow@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Whole Session 120

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

ULMS170 PLACEMENT PREPARATION MODULE 

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         1200

  1200
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 0
TOTAL HOURS 1200

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 1: Learning Log - part 1 Assessment Type: Coursework Duration/Size: 4 entries of between 700 and 750 words per entry Weighting: 50% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for   4 entries of between    50       
Assessment 2: Learning Log - part 2 Assessment Type: Coursework Duration/Size: 4 entries of between 700 and 750 words per entry Weighting: 50% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty f  4 entries of between    50       

Aims

The module aims to:
Provide students with the knowledge, skills, business awareness and confidence that will enable them to succeed in the wider business world.
Provide students with exposure to current management theory and practice in the private, public, large business and small business sectors.
Give students the opportunities to learn and practice a range of intellectual, interpersonal and technical skills which are relevant to business
Encourage creative thinking and provide students with the skills to adapt and respond positively to changing circumstances
Heighten student’s ability to critique existing management wisdom from a variety of perspectives
Provide an understanding of the work based experience, for example: company management and organisational structure; competition and strategy; marketing and product portfolio; human resource management practices
Enhance academic learning in the final year of study
Support students in their continuing professional development


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will gain experience of a work-based environment, leading to an understanding of the obligations and duties that bind the staff in an organisation.

(LO2) Students will develop an understanding of the company in which the placement is completed, including its organisation, product portfolio and key competitors.

(LO3) Students will develop the ability to link business theory to business practice, showing how theory can inform practice and how it has affected the student’s development throughout the placement.

(LO4) Students will develop project management skills, an ability to identify a detailed list of tasks,their timing and their duration, milestones in the project, and the development of contingencies for when things go wrong.

(LO5) Students will develop team-working and interpersonal skills.

(LO6) Students will develop problem-solving and analytical skills, by applying the transferable skills the student has developed in their first two years at university to tasks faced throughout the placement.

(LO7) Students will develop decision-making skills, showing how they can identify key criterion in a decision, balance the various criterion, and come to a practical plan of action.

(LO8) Students will develop presentation skills, showing how they can effectively communicate decisions, actions, and ideas to staff throughout the organisational structure.

(LO9) Students will develop time management skills.

(S1) Organisational skills

(S2) Communication skills

(S3) Analytical and problem solving skills

(S4) Business skills

(S5) Conduct and Behaviour


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Field Work
Description: The placement year is a minimum 26 week placement in an industrial, commercial, public sector or third sector setting. Placements will be arranged at venues which are accessible to the individual student and appropriate to their interests and development needs.
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 1200
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Each student will have a member of academic staff assigned as an ULMS placement supervisor. The tutor will advise students on their assessment requirements and day to day work related issues. Any issues of a more serious nature which arise during the course of the placement will be referred to the Director of Employability and Placements. Each student will be entitled to two placement visits by their ULMS placement supervisor. The visits can take the form of a physical, in-person visit or virtual, online visit depending on the circumstances. Both students and placement tutors will be provided with th e ULMS Placement Handbook to set out their key rights and responsibilities under the placement scheme. In addition to academic supervision, students will have a named line manager in their host organisation who will be responsible for managing the student and will be the first point of liaison with the university.

Costs Information:
Student placement - students will be paid at least the minimum wage during the year. They will be expected to cover general living, travel and subsistence costs during the year.

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Conduct and Behaviour
How this is developed: Fieldwork
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Business skills
How this is developed: Fieldwork
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Analytical and problem solving skills
How this is developed: Fieldwork
Mode of assessment (if applicable):

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed: Fieldwork
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Learning Log - part 1 and Learning Log - part 2

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: Fieldwork
Mode of assessment (if applicable)


Syllabus

 

Not applicable


Recommended Texts

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