Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SSI2001: Learning from Work Experience in Social Sciences

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Finding and applying for a work placement: Preparing CVs, applications and personal statements (Careers Adviser)
• Preparing for your work placement (Work Placement Co-ordinator & Careers Adviser)
• Personal development planning and learning from experience (Module Leader)
• Reflective writing and preparing to write critical logs (workshop) (Module Leader and student skills team)
• Work Experience and the study and practice of Law (Law Tutor)
• An introduction to employment policies, practices. Values and professionalism in the workplace (Work Placement Co-ordinator)
• Personal Development and Academic skills review (workshop/tutorial) (Module Leader)
• Preparing for your presentation (Student Skills team)
• Deciding on a topic for the presentation (individual tutorials) (Module Leader)

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching77 x 1 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching22 x 1 hour workshops
Placement40Work Placement
Guided Independent Study101Independent Study

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Useful materials on many aspects of learning from experience are also available online at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/employability/