During your work placement year you will engage in research consultancy focused experience exploring/ examining/investigating/advising/ leading an area of inquiry or problem in an attempt to support the creation of new knowledge or resolve a given challenge.
Your work placement year will involve working in environments such as community societies, public or third sector organisations. This will result in civic engagement and, or civic participation with public values at the heart of the activity: evidencing making change or a difference within the community.
You will enhance your capacity to take the initiative in generating ideas and develop the behaviours attributes and skills to make things happen. You will work either within an existing company /organisation or in a self-employed capacity, with the aim of turning your idea(s) into viable and sustainable business ventures.
Your work placement year will involve working through international lenses in a different culture, environment and society. You will exploring the different philosophies, people and expectations around the globe and will expand your horizons beyond that of the UK.
Your work placement year will involve working in a relevant industry, building meaningful sector relevant skills, knowledge and attributes. You will immerse yourself in this sector diligently leading to significant professional expertise.
This award is delivered in partnership with one or more employers to provide a meaningful work placement year related to your career aspirations. We encourage a collaborative approach to learning between you, your employer and the university via a personalised co-designed programme of activities aiming to meet everyone’s needs. This will concentrate on the evolution of knowledge, skills, graduate attributes in connection with the business/employer ambitions and will include a feedforward action planning element to coincide with the 3 virtual touch points between you, your employer and your Placement Academic Adviser (or equivalent).
Identify and review accumulated learning from your course and placement year demonstrating knowledge, skills and attributes aligned to your subject area within your Synoptic Portfolio.
Review the impact and interconnectivity of your placement year on the breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of your subject area.
Generate and practice subject relevant skills, knowledge and attributes within your placement setting.
Appraise progress and learning in relation to future employability aspirations and explain how this accumulative learning can be used to support future academic and employability ambitions.
You will complete a Synoptic Portfolio which will encourage you to combine elements of learning from your course together with the placement to show your accumulated knowledge and understanding of the subject area. This will enable you to demonstrate your ability to integrate and apply your skills knowledge and understanding along with the breadth and depth of the subject. This is tailored to every course to ensure it is relevant to your degree and graduate employment. Please see your Placement Academic Adviser (or equivalent) for your portfolio requirements.