|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||8 x 1 Hour Lectures|
|Tutorial||3 x 1 Hour Tutorials|
|Field Trip||3 x 4 Hour Field Trips|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||An application and interview for a fictitious job.||50%|
|Semester Assessment||A reflective report on a period of employment or work experience prior to entering AU. Students without this experience will be invited to shadow IBERS staff for 2 days. 1500 word limit.||20%|
|Semester Assessment||Group presentation: Skills required for successful, relevant, graduate career. 10 minutes plus 5 min for questions.||30%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Describe the range of careers relevant to a degree in Veterinary Biosciences and Animal Sciences
2. Successfully apply for and interview for relevant graduate level jobs
3. Reflect on workplace experience
4. Describe the skill set required for relevant graduate level jobs
This module will have a short series of lectures that cover the skills required for a successful application and interview for a graduate level job, using the careers service, and the need to develop skills through a degree. Students will also be encouraged to consider the Year in Employment Scheme, Erasmus and other opportunities in these lectures. The lectures will be followed by an assessed job application and interview. Where possible, the interview will be filmed (for personal feedback only) and reviewed in a reflection session later. There will be a student seminar on an aspect of the skills required for a successful career in related areas. Additionally, there will be a series of visits to relevant employers in the region, indicative of possible career paths.
1. The skills required for a successful job application and interview
2. An understanding of the range of jobs that are available to graduates of these disciplines
3. An understanding of the skills required for a successful career in these jobs.
An application and interview for a fictitious job, interviewed by a panel consisting of the student's tutor, two other students and a postgraduate student. Students will rotate between being interviewees and interviewers. Where possible, this will be filmed. This will be followed by a review session of the interview.
A group presentation of an aspect of the skills required for a successful career.
A series of visits to graduate employers of relevant careers.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||Communication skills will be developed in the interview, the reflective piece and the group presentation, where feedback will also be given.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Reflecting on experiences, identifying skills deficits and opportunities for skills improvement (interview and reflective report).|
|Personal Development and Career planning||All three assessments will develop the students' career planning, where feedback will be given.|
|Research skills||All three assessments will require research of employers, jobs, as well as essential and desirable skills for graduate jobs, where feedback will also be given.|
|Subject Specific Skills||The knowledge of students of the range of jobs relevant to a degree in Veterinary Biosciences and Animal Science will be developed and assessed. Feedback will be given in all three assessments.|
|Team work||The presentation will be done as a group where an element of team work will be required.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4