To successfully pass the placement year a student must complete a total of 36 weeks of work experience with a maximum of 2 employers, one placement must not be less than 26 weeks, and the other must be a minimum period of 10 weeks.
Module will run
Autumn Term 2022-23 to Summer Term 2022-23
The opportunity for students to undertake an optional placement year supports the aims and requirements of the higher education sector, regional skills development, and the aims and philosophy of the undergraduate courses. Completion of a work placement year assists students to become familiar with work, enhances their employability, and helps to develop higher level skills. In particular, the placement experience can help students to become informed and creative professionals who are better prepared for a career in business and management.
Module learning outcomes
A work placement can be an integral part of the students personal and career development as it provides opportunities to:
Put theory into practice and to identify the relevance of academic studies in the world of work.
Value and develop key skills that are in demand from employers including effective communication, time management, working as part of a team, self-reliance and the ability to solve problems.
Gain marketable experience and skills that will be of benefit when you are looking for a job following graduation.
Learn about workplace cultures.
Gain experience of working to deadlines.
Test whether a particular sector of work or individual company is of interest as a potential employer following graduation.
% of module mark
Practical Year In Industry Final Report
Special assessment rules
Feedback is given by the employer, rather than the School. However, each student is visited at least once, and this is when the feedback session is facilitated by the School representative.