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BI4027: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE WORKPLACE (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

By participating in on-campus workshops and completing a range of reflective assessments, students gain professional development and enhance their employability.

Students engage in external, work-related activities in placements that they secure, typically over the summer months but it can be during the academic year, as well.

External engagement activities require the approval from the student’s academic School.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Full Year Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Jeremy Sternberg

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

  • One of Biology (BI) or Ecology (EK) or Environmental Sciences (EV) or Forestry (FY) or Plant Science (PL) or Zoology (ZO)
  • Programme Level 4
  • One of MSc Environmental Science (Studied) or BSc Biology (Studied) or BSc Conservation Biology (Studied) or BSc Zoology (Studied) or BSc Animal Ecology (Studied) or BSc Marine Biology (Studied) or Bachelor Of Science In Animal Behaviour And Welfare (Studied) or BSc Animal Behaviour (Studied) or BSc Behavioural Biology (Studied) or MSci Biological Sciences (Studied) or BSc Biological Sciences (Honours) (Studied) or BSc Plant and Soil Sciences (Studied) or BSc Biology - Education (Primary) (Studied) or Bachelor Of Science In Environmental And Forest Management (Studied) or BSc Ecology (Studied) or BSc Forestry (Studied) or BSc Forest Sciences (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This innovative course is structured for students to secure their own placement, part-time work or personal development project which is approved by their academic School. The course is structured to encourage students to reflect on their personal and professional development and to make connections between their degree programme and the world of work. The course will give students an opportunity to assess their Aberdeen Graduate Attribute development and enable 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.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University week16

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Placement Proposal

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Reflective Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks 17 Feedback Weeks 29

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Feedback

A 10 minute oral presentation using powerpoint/video as appropriate; presentation file/video to be submitted and written feedback given

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionAnalyseCritically analyse their role within the context of the organisation and the contribution it makes to the organisation as a whole

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionAnalyseCritically analyse their role within the context of the organisation and the contribution it makes to the organisation as a whole
ReflectionEvaluateReflect on the development of Aberdeen Graduate Attributes for future career parth
ProceduralCreateCreate a high quality professional CV and LinkedIn profile
ReflectionEvaluateCritically evaluate their learning and achievements from their off-campus experience to prepare a structured reflective
ProceduralEvaluateEvaluate your critical thinking, self-analysis and communication skills to support their academic and professional careers.

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