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Semester 1 - Dual-Delivery
Semester 2 - Dual-Delivery
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Students enrolled in this subject will undertake a placement in a professional working environment in conjunction with coursework intended to enhance their placement and their employability. The coursework component of the subject acts as preparation and additional support for the placement by conveying an understanding of organisations and operational aspects of organisations such as planning, communications, policy and equality in the workplace. The placement will give students direct exposure to professional practice in their chosen field, working under the guidance of a senior staff member with additional support from the subject coordinator. As well as taking part in the host organisation's day‐to‐day work, students will undertake fortnightly seminars and a research project of concrete and practical benefit to the host organisation or the broader industry. Students seeking to undertake the research internship in their current place of employment must consult the subject coordinator.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon successful completion students will have:
- Gained theoretical and practical insights into the operations of organisations
- Developed an understanding of professional development and career planning skills
- Acquired an extensive knowledge of the conditions, cultures and practices of a range of workplaces
- Developed skills in conducting effective and timely research, analysis and report‐writing
- Gained practical vocational experience in an industry setting
- Applied professional concepts, frameworks and techniques in a vocational setting
- Gained significant insight into the complexities of professional decision making and management
- Developed a capacity to critically evaluate their experience and to share their findings through written and oral reports.
Upon successful completion students should have:
- Advanced their communication skills through contributions to seminar discussions and presentations, and participation in workplace‐based discussions and reporting sessions
- Developed their research, analytical and writing skills
- Expanded their conceptual skills and creative thinking
- Increased their capacity for effective teamwork through group discussions and collaboration with the workplace mentor and other staff
- Developed their time management and planning skills through managing subject workload requirements and work placement commitments.
Last updated: 10 November 2023