|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Attendance Related Tasks Completion of AberGrad Skills Checklist, signed off by Careers Consultant during guidance interview; Reflection on development via one hour careers guidance consultation.||20%|
|Semester Assessment||Portfolio CV to chose vacancy, LinkedIn profile, covering letter and a 2,000 word reflective report||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Presentation Group research on LMI and presentation (recorded) or via small group tutorials||30%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Portfolio Reflective piece (1,500 words) on rationale for career decision making in relation to chosen occupational sector or specific career choice; completion of set application form questions; SWOT analysis on skills development and attainment||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Critical Analysis Critical analysis (1,000 words) of occupational sector of choice and current graduate labour market trends||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Appreciate and recognise the range of professional skills developed via diverse experiences that are needed for graduate level employment
2. Exhibit their ability to utilise the necessary career decision making skills, evidence their knowledge of opportunity awareness and show career resilience to make the transition into the graduate labour market
3. Recognise and articulate a range of career development theories and how these influence and enable/inhibit the career decision making process
4. Demonstrate understanding and development of commercial awareness and a global perspective in relation to the graduate labour market and workplace.
5. Demonstrate the development of high level research and critical analysis skills, to evaluate and apply graduate labour market intelligence
6. Demonstrate the ability to articulate and market employability skills to employers and professional networks through a range of different media.
7. Apply self-awareness knowledge and develop confidence when engaging with graduate recruitment application processes
For those registered on a degree with an integrated industrial year, this module will prepare you to be effective in competing forplacements and securing work experience that will suit your needs and interests. Regardless of your current level of thinking about your placement options, or your future options upon graduation, this module will show you how to improve your skills, enabling you to perform better in your other academic modules, whilst also helping you to take full advantage of the range of opportunities offered to you at Aberystwyth University. This module will make you more competitive and more knowledgeable on the options open to you and on your ability to be competitive in the global placements market, the future graduate labour market as well as the postgraduate market. Being resilient in the competitive environment ahead of you will also make you more likely to succeed.
Introduction to the module, reflective practice and expectations
Understanding careers – using metaphors to understand and apply theories relating to career management when making career decisions.
Converting experience into evidence on applications
An exploration of different application methods and how to articulate evidence on different application formats
Raising your skills awareness
Participants will be able to recognise their range of professional skills, the opportunities open to them to develop further, and how to use the ‘Aber Grad’ Skills Checklist within the tutorial process to articulate their skills to graduate employers
Career and labour market intelligence
Participants will be able to recognise, evaluate and apply different forms and sources of career labour market intelligence.
Networking and online professional presence
Exploring why networking is important and vital to developing a graduate career; discovering how to be more confident and proactive when networking and how to market yourself to graduate employers.
Professional behaviour and communication.
Various behaviours associated with professionalism are explored and how they are observed in the working situation, when interacting with and influencing others, whilst influencing at organisational level and representing the organisation elsewhere.
Commercial and global awareness.
To explore and deepen understanding of what this might mean within the commercial and global context
Recruitment practices and Portfolio introduction
Participants will gain a good understanding of the different skills needed for an interview and attending assessment centres. The final assessment portfolio will be introduced to participants.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Data analysis|
|Communication||A requirement to discuss and present with members of the group|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||The module provides essential skills for developing self-awareness|
|Information Technology||IT skills are required for presentation of assignments and use of social media platforms and researching information databases|
|Personal Development and Career planning||The module provides an academic baseline for personal and career development|
|Problem solving||The workshops will introduce and discuss problems related to the subject|
|Research skills||Research will require the identification and location of relevant labour market information|
|Subject Specific Skills||The module will develop essential employability skills|
|Team work||This will be developed through the group presentation and research|
This module is at CQFW Level 5