HUM30020 Internship-Autumn (Humanities)

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module centres on a 12/14-week internship with a host (state body; charitable organization; arts or cultural organization; or industry partner) and is supported by pre-placement workplace training. The purpose of the module is to enhance core skills, attitudes and competencies that are not only fundamental features of your degree programme, but are also portable, relevant to diverse workplace settings, and important for the deepening understanding of what constitutes active and engaged critical citizenship. You will develop your personal organizational and communication skills (written and oral) through continuous work practice and further cultivate your awareness of the intellectual, cultural, social and practical requirements of specific working environments. You are expected to reflect actively and critically on your skills and knowledge in ways that will help you to engage in the planning of your future learning and career pathway. You will demonstrate the consolidation and enhancement of your learning by means of critical, reflective writing and poster presentation on your working experience.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module you will demonstrate:
a) career development awareness through practical actions and reflective written work
b) the acquisition of key communications, cognitive and professional skills
c) a sense of differentiated communication approaches including increased proficiency in the language and dynamics of the workplace
d) enhanced personal organizational skills including time management; ability to follow diverse instructions; ability to prioritize; achievement of task-specific deadlines; accountability and individual responsibility
e) an ability to differentiate and make connections between disciplinary approaches and methods
f) adaptability and flexibility in relation to the demands and expectations of different learning and working environments
g) a broader understanding of social, cultural, economic organizational structures, practices and customs including identifying, understanding and working to professional standards
h) a reinforced sense of your disciplinary competencies and skills
i) the ability to communicate to your peers, internship hosts, and the University community the value and purpose of your internship

Indicative Module Content:

Your host will provide a job spec that outlines your role and responsibilities with your host organisation.

Your assessment for this module (Weekly journal and end-of-trimester project), will require you to provide reflective and critical analysis of your learning experience and its relationship to your disciplinary knowledge, skills and understanding.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

8

Placement/Work Experience

400

Total

408

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Active, task based learning set out by the internship host. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Final Report (3 parts)
-critical review of what you have learned during your internship (3000 words)
-one-page Poster presentation of key learning achievements
-completed host Host Review Form
Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No

50

Journal: Weekly reflective update (approx 400 words per week) on how your workplace practice has been shaped by and is extending your understanding . Work is submitted via the ePortfolio on Brightspace Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No

50


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

1) Your academic supervisor will provide feedback on your weekly journal updates throughout the semester via Brightspace. 2) Site visits/check-ins will take place at least once over the course of the semester 3) Post-work one-on-one feedback from module coordinator following grading of final report.

Name Role
Assoc Professor Jaime Jones Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Gillian Pye Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 

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