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CSM3904 - CSM Professionalism Year 3 (2019)

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MODULE TITLECSM Professionalism Year 3 CREDIT VALUE0
MODULE CODECSM3904 MODULE CONVENERProf Kip Jeffrey (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 7 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 45
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module follows on from the Professionalism modules in years 1 and 2, it is designed to help prepare students for what they may encounter in their job search and future careers. It will draw on the experience from staff and external visitors.

 

 

AIMS - intentions of the module

The lectures, talks and workshop sessions and self-reflection will develop a deeper understanding of the professional responsibilities working in research or industry roles, particularly the  importance of professional attitudes and communication in terms of these careers and realistic expectations of new graduate roles. The concepts covered will also be part of individual tutorials and an opportunity for students to reflect, discuss and track their individual journey with their tutors. These are aimed at supporting the students active search for post-graduation employment.

 

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:

1

Select and plan the most appropriate personal implementation of professionalism in behaviour and conduct, and how that applies to the academic and workplace environments.

2

Develop your own  employability strategy, to prepare for a professional career.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

3

Compare and contrast the geoscience and mining based industries and the career options they hold.

4

Distinguish the skills required for geoscience and mining industry careers.

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:

5

Apply aspects of professionalism in personal behaviours and activities, understanding their impact on professional life.

6

Select the personal development activities that aid professional development.

7

Judge the risks and challenges of taking responsibility for your personal safety and risk priorities in the academic and working environment.

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

This will be delivered through approximately one and a half days of talks, lectures, workshops and personal activities. Group work will be used as well as interaction with those in Year two and outside organisations.

 

Developing your own career

Delivering on your job role but use opportunities to broaden, deepen or extend your activities; Plan and develop for not just your current role but for where you would like your career to take you. Exhibit integrity in working with your employer around your aspirations. Develop your network.

Professional communication and working with commercially sensitive data

How to file documents sensibly; Best practice communication corporate culture; responsibility levels; email retrieval; time keeping; commercial realities; the company’s money; contractual arrangements; handling intellectual property and sensitive data. Academic honesty and plagiarism exist in the working environment and can impact both companies and academic research; the consequences for this are much higher in the working environment. 

Developing a professional attitude

Making a smooth transition from university life to professional working life is challenging and often involves a steep learning curve. Attitudes and behaviours that may have been acceptable between a close groups of friends in university may not be appropriate in a working environment. There are many laws and regulations that apply to the work place and as a member of staff you would be required to complying with these.

Self-evaluation

In order to increase and improve your social, professional and academic skills, it is important to evaluate and understand your own strengths and weaknesses. This is something that you would do with a tutor or a mentor and this should continue in to your early career so that you continue to develop as a person and as a professional in your field. Continue to keep a professional diary and documenting activities that demonstrate your professional development is important for Chartership and industry recognition.  

Expectation Management 

Having a good university degree does not mean you will automatically become a manager. It is very important to understand your role in the hierarchy of your new company. Starting at the bottom is often the norm and is essential for understanding how a company works. It is important to understand how the different departments / people in your organisation work together and appreciating how you fit in, is essential in being a good productive employee. Also need to realistically assess issues on  security, ethical, medical, and lifestyle issues around potential work locations.

 

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 12.00 Guided Independent Study 6.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS

Category

Hours of study time

Description

Seminar/ lectures

2

Lectures based on the above syllabus plan

Group workshop

3

CV writing and Professional organisation.

Guest speaker

3

HR, references and job applications.

Personal reflection

4

 

Tutorial

2

Working with tutors on job search

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade

N/A

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 0 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

Form of Assessment

 

% of credit

Size of the assessment  e.g. duration/length

ILOs assessed

Feedback method

Explore the different organisation/bodies that are related to your field of interest. Evaluate the advantages of such membership e.g. Geological Society, Minsoc, IMO3 or similar industry body .

Pass / fail

2 hours

3,4,6

Once the student has explored the webpage they can complete membership form and register as a student with relevant body, alternatively just complete the form and record this on My Progress.

Professional diary Maintain a professional diary that documents your achievements and skills development, this will be a working document during your early career and will be used to gain professional recognition when the time is appropriate.

Pass / fail

5 hours

1-7

Meet your tutor to review this.

 

Build a professional online profile using LinkedIn

Pass / fail

 4 hours

1-7

Having an appropriate online profile that reflects your skills and abilities. Once complete send link to your tutor.

Update CV ready to send out to potential employers

Pass / fail

3 hours

1-7

Tutor or the careers team can provide you with feedback. Record CV & completion on My Progress. 

Note: Module assessed on simple pass/fail based on participation and completion of summative assessments.

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessment

Form of re-assessment

ILOs re-assessed

Time scale for re-assessment

 

Submit evidence for completion of the summative assessments as described above.

 

Deadline 3 days before next exam board.

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE 0 ECTS VALUE 0
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Monday 09 September 2019 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 02 October 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH Professionalism, Employability, Responsibility, CPD, Skills, Personal development