Transferable Skills - PSY00014M

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  • Department: Psychology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Catherine Preston
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2019-20

Module aims

This 10 credit module is made up of a combination of lectures and workshops to make sure you have the skills to work collaboratively in both your studies and your future workplace. Each module session is taught by a different member of staff.

This module has been designed as a support course to help you establish the essential skills you will need for your MSc as well as enhance your future employability.

If you have questions relating to the content of this course please use the discussion board so your coursemates can also benefit from the answers.

Module learning outcomes

  • Develop an appreciation of how to present yourself professionally both in person and on paper
  • Develop skills in using Google Apps to work collaboratively
  • Enhance your skills in organising and presenting data
  • Gain experience in presenting your work in different formats (e.g., talks, posters, writing)
  • Learn about effective communication with a range of audiences (specialist/academic and general public)

Module content

  • Making effective graphics
  • Using Google Apps in a collaborative working environment
  • Effective writing for different audiences
  • Talking about research to academic and non-academic audiences
  • Peer Review

Each session is taught by a different member of staff. Sessions will vary from week to week, but most sessions are designed to have both a lecture that introduces a topic, as well as time for hands-on experience in order to enhance student skills.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
500 Word Essay
N/A 40
Essay/coursework
Poster
N/A 40
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Oral Presentations
N/A 20

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
500 Word Essay
N/A 40
Essay/coursework
Poster
N/A 40
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Oral Presentations
N/A 20

Module feedback

The marks on all assessed work will be provided on e-vision.

These marks will be accompanied by module feedback forms which will be circulated by e-mail.

Students will meet supervisors in wk 6 in AuT, SpT and wk 9 in SuT to discuss their marks.

Indicative reading

There are no key texts for this module.



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