HR0388 Academic and Career Development

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Further information about general assessment criteria, ARNA regulations, referencing and plagiarism can be found on the module’s site on the e-Learning Portal. Students are advised to read and follow this information.

Instructions on Assessment:

The assessment comprises a 3000 word reflective portfolio of evidence focusing on three main aspects of academic and employability skills development, namely:

  1. Undertake a critical review of the literature regarding ‘employability’. Consider the current market place for graduates and choose a career path informed by career theory” (up to 1.400 words, worth of 35%). (Part 1, see attached template 1 for details on content and recommended structure);
  2. Informed by part 1, provide a theoretically informed detailed personal career plan based on a reflective self-assessment of your knowledge, skills and abilities mapped against your prospective employer requirements and job role (up to 1600 words, worth of 40%). (Part 2, please use the attached templates to structure the content);
  3. Provide a supporting set of toolkit results and selection tools as evidence of module engagement and skill development. (Part 3 please use the attached template 3a to structure the content, (25%).

For further guidance on relevant content to structure parts 2 and 3 please see attached templates notes in red.

Your portfolio of evidence will throughout consistently focus on:

1. Upon completion of your education you will look for a graduate position at a targeted company.

Word limits and penalties for assignments
If the assignment is within +10% of the stated word limit no penalty will apply.

Please note, in text citations [e.g. (Smith, 2011)] and direct secondary quotations [e.g. “dib-dab nonsense analysis” (Smith, 2011 p.123)] are INCLUDED in the word count.

If this word count is falsified, students are reminded that under ARNA page 30 Section 3.4 this will be regarded as academic misconduct.

Assessment Brief – Level Six Undergraduate
Business and Management modules

If the word limit of the full assignment exceeds the +10% limit, 10% of the mark provisionally awarded to the assignment will be deducted. For example: if the assignment is worth 70 marks but is above the word limit by more than 10%, a penalty of 7 marks will be imposed, giving a final mark of 63. Students are advised that they may be asked to submit an electronic version of their assignment (including ALL completed templates).

Time limits and penalties for presentations

The time allocated for the presentation must be adhered to. At the end of this time, the presentation will be stopped and will be marked based on what has been delivered within the time limit.

Submission of Assessment:

All assignments must be submitted via the Newcastle Business School Office at the campus where you are studying.  Each assignment must be accompanied by an Assessed Work Form which must be completed in full.  The assignment will not be accepted by the Newcastle Business School Office unless the form is completed correctly.

Marked assignments will be returned to students.  It is advisable to retain a copy of your assignment for your own records.  Your mark will be returned on the Assessed Work Form via the Newcastle Business School Office at the campus where you are studying

Assessment Brief – Level Six Undergraduate
Business and Management modules

Mapping to Programme Goals and Objectives:

This assessment will contribute directly to the following Undergraduate programme goals and objectives.

1. Knowledgeable about the theory and practice of international business and management Objectives:
Students will be able to:

1. Acquire knowledge of functional areas of business and management.
2. Acquire knowledge of specialist areas of business.
3. Apply their knowledge to business and management contexts.
4. Conduct contemporary research into business and management.

2. Skilful in the use of professional and managerial techniques and processes
Students will be able to:

X 1. Provide evidence of self-reflection as a means of informing personal development planning.
X 2. Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work in a team.
X 3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
X 4. Demonstrate problem solving skills.

3. Aware of ethical issues impacting on business and professional practice Objectives:
Students will be able to:

1. Identify an ethical dilemma in a business situation
2. Suggest ethical solutions to this dilemma

4. Employable as graduates Objectives:
Students will be able to:

X 1. In the context of securing graduate employment demonstrate the skills of self presentation.

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