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Module

NCL2007 : Career Development for second year students

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Gillian Mabbitt
  • Lecturer: Miss Gayle Leach
  • Owning School: Academic Services
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To develop students’ self-awareness and the ability to self-manage, proactively interact and ethically apply knowledge and skills in a work-related context or during professional experience.

The NCL2007 Career Development module offers students the opportunity to undertake work-related learning or have a professional experience in a variety of environments, both on and off the University campus, or remotely if appropriate. Through engagement with the module, students will start to develop an understanding and awareness of their skills and attributes and how they might utilise these in future roles. Students will enhance their employability and personal enterprise skills as well as contributing towards meeting the aims of the professional experience.
Newcastle University’s Graduate Skills Framework provides the focus for this development, see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/careers/modules/cdm/ for details.

Outline Of Syllabus

Successful graduates are equipped with the necessary skills to perform and an ability to plan and manage their portfolio career, which is likely to be varied. The 2nd stage Career Development module therefore offers students the opportunity to learn about their skills and attributes and how they might apply these in future roles upon graduation. To aid this learning and development, they undertake a professional experience in a variety of different environments, both on and off the University campus, or remotely if appropriate. See http://www.ncl.ac.uk/careers/modules/cdm/ for more information. Supported by their module tutor, students will reflect on and manage their own learning and development through a series of workshops, seminars and lectures. Through engagement with both the professional experience and module teaching, students will enhance their employability and personal enterprise skills whilst contributing towards the aims of the host organisation.

Students will join the module at the start of semester one and will complete their professional experience as appropriate during the module, with marks being allocated only in semester two. Students will complete a minimum of 35 hours of direct engagement with their professional experience during the module, there may also be other constraints for students placed with host organisations e.g. number of contact visits made.

At the start of the academic year students are expected to:
•       confirm that all pre-requisites for their professional experience context have been met;
•       attend all teaching/seminars and complete preparation tasks;
•       (student tutoring route only) receive placement allocation;
•       negotiate calendar of activity and duties for the professional experience to meet module requirements across the academic year – students will need to complete at least 35 hours of direct engagement during the academic year to complete the module;

During semester one students are expected to:
• attend timetabled seminars, group tutorials and lectures; These will include: creating a personal development plan for the module; learning reflection and action planning techniques; practical workshops covering key areas from the Graduate Skills Framework; and preparation for the first assignment;
•       carry out ongoing reflection, analysis and development of own competence;
•       carry out ongoing primary and secondary research into issues relevant to their professional experience;
•       complete formal assessment tasks;


During semester two students are expected to:
•       complete their professional experience to total at least 35 hours;
• attend timetabled seminars, workshops and lectures. These will be a combination of present in-person and online, and include: preparation for the main assessment; a presentation workshop; the opportunity to meet employers; and a discussion
about their personal career planning;
•       carry out ongoing reflection, analysis and development of own competence;
•       carry out ongoing primary and secondary research into issues relevant to the host organisation;
•       complete formal assessment tasks;
•       conclude their professional experience.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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