Professional Work Placement Module
MAKE YOUR VOLUNTARY WORK COUNT…. TOWARDS YOUR STUDIES!
Are you a second or third year undergraduate or a second year HND student?
Did you know your volunteering experience could count towards your degree/HND, if you take the Professional Work Placement Module?
This module is:
· worth 15 credits at Intermediate or Higher level
· one of the 4 modules you take in a semester
To accredit your experience (through the Professional Work Placement module) your voluntary work needs to be:
· usually at least 25 working days (full time over the summer or part time during term time)
· related to your course;
· near graduate level work (Eg. at a level appropriate to your studies. Basic administrative roles would not be approved.)
To Find Out More
- Come along to one of our Induction Workshop 3 sessions, where you will find out how to accredit your experience and what the module assessment is. For details of the workshops running this semester and in June 2008, please click here.
- Contact the Professional Work Placement Module's staff. For further details please see table below.
Department of Applied Social Sciences
Department of Psychology
Health & Human Sciences
London Metropolitan Polymers Centre
Sir John Cass Dept of Art, Media and Design
Co-ordinator, Work-Based Learning Development
City Campus (Goulston Street)
Tel: 020 7320 3404
Tuesdays: 1.30-3.30pm (North Campus)
Mondays: 2.00pm till 4.00pm (City Campus)
London Metropolitan Business School
Law Governance & International Relations
CCTM: Mathematics & Electronics and Communications Engineering
Humanities Arts & Languages
Co-ordinator, Work- Based Learning Development
North Campus (Tower Building)
Tel: 020 7133 2404
Mondays: 2-4pm (North Campus)
Tuesdays: 1.30-3.30pm (North Campus)
Work-Based Learning & Placement Development is part of Career Development and Employment Service, Student Services
Elective Studies (Citizenship)
Citizenship is a vital issue which affects everyone as members of a modern, diverse and global society. If you are already taking part in voluntary work or involved in a local issue, then this elective is definitely relevant for you. Even if you do not see yourself as a volunteer or activist, you are part of a wider community.
What makes good citizens has always been a matter of debate. Now that debate has become more pressing as Government attempts not only to encourage us all to become aware of our rights and responsibilities but also to use citizenship as a criterion for acceptance into British society.
This elective aims to help you to understand:
- past and present agendas of citizenship.
- civil activities, such as voluntary action, volunteering and informal support.
- how you can learn from being part of a group or community.
- how participation can contribute to community learning.
This should give you a clearer idea of how your values and aspirations can be achieved in your future study or career. Improving your knowledge and awareness of citizenship is important if you are thinking of working in the public or voluntary sector. It should also be valuable for working in the private sector as business endeavours to find new and better ways of achieving corporate social responsibility. The two modules are:
Rights, Social Justice and Diversity (SC2C67C) Spring semester, Tues pm and Weds eve
The Intermediate level module takes place in the spring semester. It provides an underpinning understanding of communities and citizenship and ensures coverage of the key elements of justice, diversity, rights and inclusion.
Voluntary Action - Learning in Communities (SC3C05C) This module will be offered in the Spring Semester from 2007/8
This new honours level module will be the basis for addressing both the intellectual themes of citizenship in more depth and the nature and importance of learning and involvement.
The module requires you either to be undertaking or have undertaken some form of voluntary or participative activity. Such activity might be:
- a period of working/placement in a local organisation (e.g. through Toynbee Hall which is very close to the University);
- involvement with a local group;
- supporting other students by being a student ambassador, mentor or representative.
- Assessment is based on a portfolio of work.
For more information on the module specifications please go to this page.