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CODE INS3014

 
TITLE Internship 2

 
LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Insurance

 
DESCRIPTION A placement is a good way of gaining work experience within a degree. It provides insights into the real world of management, a chance to use the skills you have and to develop them further.

It gives you a chance to see if you would enjoy a particular job or type of company before committing yourself. Even if after a placement you decide that the type of work you did on the placement doesn't interest you, you will know better what else to apply to.

It also helps when applying later for graduate jobs - your experience of work will be a positive sign, and your placement employer may well be prepared to act as one of your referees.

Unemployment rates for graduates who have done a placement are typically much lower than for graduates who have not.

Salaries for graduates who have done a placement year are also usually higher.

Placement students often get a job offer from their placement company for when they graduate. It is not unusual for students who have done placements to be encouraged by their placement employer to apply to them again for a graduate trainee position, and this usually means that you will go straight to the final stage of the graduate selection process.

By making applications and going for interview for placements, you greatly improve your applications and interview skills, giving you a distinct advantage in your final year.

You can use those insights and skills in your final year study-units to your advantage. In particular you can often create a good final year project by developing aspects of the placement.

An added bonus is that placement students often get a better final degree perhaps because of the knowledge they have gained during their year out, or because they have improved their time management skills during the placement.

Study-unit Aims:

This study-unit aims to help the student gain the practical experience required while studying. S/he will be expected to carry out 50hrs of practical work during the holidays or after lectures.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

Work Experience to prepare and make students ready for, and more effective in, the workplace once graduated. To enhance a range of skills, including personal and social skills, communication, problem solving, creativity and organisational skills.

Employers tend to have positive views about graduates who have undertaken periods of work experience during their undergraduate programme. They are perceived as having acquired many of the skills essential for success at work, including communication and interpersonal skills, in addition to acquiring attributes such as team-working, and an awareness of workplace culture. Therefore, this experience is all about employability of graduates.

Also, studies show that those that went on these experiences tended, over all, to get better degree results than those that hadn’t , due to the fact that they had a real-world experience and most of the jobs were economics-related and in lectures and discussions you could see things come out of people’s experience.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Logbook Yes 40%
Assignment Yes 60%

 
LECTURER/S

 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2017/8, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.
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Semester 1 Time-table 2017/8 - Day Courses
Time-tables for Day Courses for the Academic Year 2017/18 - Semester 1
Semester 1 Time-table 2017/18 - Evening Courses
Time-tables for Evening Courses for the Academic Year 2017/18 - Semester 1
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