University of Huddersfield
This assignment assesses the following learning outcomes:
An individual written assignment for one of the two following questions:
“In recent years, companies have increasingly adopted flexible work arrangements to help company managers address negative work-family/ family-work spillover.” (Kim, Kim & Kim, 2017 p1)
In view of the above statement critically evaluate the relationship between work and non- work, using relevant evidence to support your answer.
(To be submitted Monday 20th November 2017. Work submitted to deadline will be returned 11th December 2017).
“Gender equality is one of the main political goals in Europe…. Nevertheless, European labour markets are still significantly stratified by gender. We observe horizontal gender segregation i.e. that women and men work in different jobs …We also find vertical gender inequalities i.e. that women are disadvantaged compared to men in terms of income and access to supervisory positions”. (Dammrich & Blossfield, 2017 p263)
Critically evaluate the above statement considering the current roles of men and women at work and likely future work roles of men and women in the UK. Use appropriate evidence and examples to support your answer.
(To be submitted Monday 12th February 2018. Work submitted to deadline will be returned 5th March 2018).
The essay will be assessed in relation to relevance, evidence and structure/presentation.
Your answer should be in essay format.
Tutor referral will apply to this assessment component. Tutor – referred work must be resubmitted on the date advised in your feedback.
The essay is assessed on the following three areas:
Relevance– the discussion must be relevant to the question set based on the key topics covered in lessons. Description should be avoided, instead critically evaluating the material content. The answer should relate back to the question and the quote.
Evidence – independent research should be undertaken to support the work. A wide variety of academic materials is recommended including textbooks, journal articles and reliable websites all of which should be accurately referenced. Recommended reading lists are available in the handbook but original, relevant research will be recognised.
Structure and Presentation– An appropriate essay format should be used. References must use the APA 6th referencing system. Consideration will also be given to how clearly the discussion is structured. Please make an appointment with the Academic Skills Tutors for any additional help needed with essay writing and referencing.
Pay close attention to the Assessment and Grading Criteria at the end of this document. These criteria will be used to provide feedback on your marked assignment.
2,000 words work exceeding this limit will receive a 5 mark penalty,
Essay 1 Monday 20th November 2017.
Essay 2 Monday 12th February 2018.
11.59pm – electronically
Referencing your work:
The University standard referencing system is APA 6th style. The link below is to the library guidance on referencing and it is recommended you use these resources to ensure your references are in the correct format.
It is essential that you reference all material that you use within your essay whether it is a direct quote or you have used the source to support your discussion. Referencing correctly will avoid plagiarism which has serious penalties and it also demonstrates that you have read widely to support your work. This essay should be based on researched academic material which requires referencing.