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Course Overview

This course provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their employability and professional development through a part-time job, placement, personal development project or volunteering activity based within the UK.  Students work towards a range of personal and work-related outcomes through a range of assessments.  All external engagement activities require the approval of the School and must be verified by the external organisation.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Amy L Irwin

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Programme Level 4
  • Psychology (PS)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course is structured for students to secure their own placement, part-time work or personal development project, which is approved by the School.  An underpinning part of the course is encouraging students to reflect on their personal and professional development, and to make connections between their degree programme and the world of work.  The course also provides students with an opportunity to assess their Aberdeen Graduate Attribute development and enables them to identify and evidence a range of skills and qualities that employers look for in graduates, including communication, team working, problem-solving, reflection and professionalism.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

3 x reflective blogs

2 x discussion groups

CV & cover letter exercise


Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21

100% Coursework

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandDeveloping a good understanding of market awareness and graduate capabilities.
ReflectionEvaluateDevelop a greater self-awareness of strengths and development areas, and graduate attributes.
ProceduralApplyBe able to create an effective CV and supporting letter.
ReflectionApplyBe able to reflect on personal and professional development within a work context.

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