Employability and career planning

Assessment Brief – Newcastle Business School
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Module Code: HR9508
Module Title: Employability and Career Planning
Distributed on:
Submission Time
and Date: To be submitted by 12 noon on TBC – see eLP for confirmation of this date.
Word Limit: 3,000 words (1,800 word essay + 1,200 word reflexive statement)
Weighting This coursework accounts for 100% of the total mark for this module
Submission of
Assessment
Your assignment must be submitted electronically via Turnitin by the given deadline.
You will find a Turnitin link on the module’s eLP site under ‘Assessment’.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your assignment is submitted before the
submission deadline stated above. See the University policy on late submission of
work (the relevant extract is set out below).
General Information
Further information about general assessment criteria, ARTA regulations, referencing and plagiarism
can be found on the e-Learning Portal (Blackboard) site. Students are advised to read and follow
this information.
Instructions on Re-assessment
You are required to re-work the original assignment as detailed below. In completing this
submission, you must:
▪ Address and action the feedback provided by the original marker.
▪ Provide an initial summary at the front of your submission which identifies the amendments
you have made.
▪ Comply with all of the requirements of the original assignment as set out overleaf in both Part
A and Part B.
Assessment Brief – Newcastle Business School
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Submit an assessment document comprising:
Part A: [60%] A 1,800 word essay which discusses and evaluates the following statement:
“Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the graduate labour market will face a number of challenges,
but it will also provide opportunities for Business School graduates to help rebuild the
economy.”
In this essay, you can either provide a general discussion and evaluation of challenges and
opportunities the graduate labour market in the UK or the country in which you wish to work, or you
can focus on a specific industry (for example, motor vehicle manufacturing) or a specific discipline
(for example, finance.) Your discussion MUST review relevant academic literature and be written
entirely in the third person.
Part B: [40%] Construct your graduate future and identify a job role for either a placement, internship
or graduate position. Write a 1,200-word reflexive statement which positions your suitability for the
role which includes an evaluation of your skills, knowledge and attributes. You should select a role
which you feel is most appropriate for your personal circumstances. This commentary should be
written in the first person, draw upon the relevant person specification / job description, include
appendices containing relevant supporting evidence to underpin your commentary, and must include
the following:
1. An explanation of why you consider yourself to be the ideal candidate for the role. Illustrate
your argument with a wide range of feedback and evidence from seminar activities (for
example, psychometric tests, tutor feedback), directed study, and other relevant sources of
evidence, such as part-time jobs, volunteering, university activities, sporting activities,
hobbies and interests.
2. Give consideration of your personal strengths and weaknesses in relation to your capability
to fully carry out the main requirements of the role and / or fully meet the entry requirements.
3. Discuss the next steps to build on strengths and address weaknesses. For example, if you
have identified a need to improve an essential skill area, you need to explain why, how and
when you plan to it.
4. Outline your rationale for applying for this role within the context of your longer-term career
plan.
Assessment Brief – Newcastle Business School
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Submission of Assessment & Feedback
A Turnitin submission portal will be set up for you to submit an electronic copy of your HR9508 assessment
via the eLP (Blackboard) and the submission date will be communicated to you on the eLP.
You are not required to submit a hard copy of your HR9508 assessment. Both elements of your
HR9508 assessment (Part A and Part B) should be submitted as one single file in the order presented
in this assignment brief.
Summative Feedback- you will be provided with a mark and feedback on your assignment, which will include
any actions to be taken to improve performance. This will be returned to you electronically, the faculty office
will inform you of the date this will be made available to you.
Formative Feedback- all students should take note of the formative feedback provided during the seminars
throughout the semester in order to feed this forward into their final summative assessment.
Late submission of work
Where coursework is submitted without approval, after the published hand-in deadline, the following
penalties will apply.
For coursework submitted up to 1 working day (24 hours) after the published hand-in deadline without
approval, 10% of the total marks available for the assessment (i.e.100%) shall be deducted from the
assessment mark.
For clarity: a late piece of work that would have scored 65%, 55% or 45% had it been handed in on time will
be awarded 55%, 45% or 35% respectively as 10% of the total available marks will have been deducted.
The Penalty does not apply to Pass/Fail Modules, i.e. there will be no penalty for late submission if
assessments on Pass/Fail are submitted up to 1 working day (24 hours) after the published hand-in deadline.
Coursework submitted more than 1 working day (24 hours) after the published hand-in deadline without
approval will be regarded as not having been completed. A mark of zero will be awarded for the
assessment and the module will be failed, irrespective of the overall module mark.
For clarity: if the original hand-in time on working day A is 12noon the 24 hour late submission allowance will
end at 12noon on working day B.
These provisions apply to all assessments, including those assessed on a Pass/Fail basis.
Assessment Brief – Newcastle Business School
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Word limits and penalties
If the assignment is within +10% of the stated word limit no penalty will apply.
The word count is to be declared on the front page of your assignment and the assignment cover sheet. The
word count does not include:
• Title and
Contents page • Reference list • Appendices
• Appropriate tables,
figures and
• Glossary • Bibliography illustrations
• Quotes from
interviews and
focus groups.
Please note, in text citations [e.g. (Smith, 2011)] and direct secondary quotations [e.g. “dib-dab nonsense
analysis” (Smith, 2011 p.123)] are INCLUDED in the word count.
If this word count is falsified, students are reminded that under ARNA page 30 Section 3.4 this will be
regarded as academic misconduct.
If the word limit of the full assignment exceeds the +10% limit, 10% of the mark provisionally awarded to the
assignment will be deducted. For example: if the assignment is worth 70 marks but is above the word limit by
more than 10%, a penalty of 7 marks will be imposed, giving a final mark of 63.
Students must retain an electronic copy of this assignment (including ALL appendices) and it must be
made available within 24hours of them requesting it be submitted.
Note: For those assessments or partial assessments based on calculation, multiple choice etc., marks will
be gained on an accumulative basis. In these cases, marks allocated to each section will be made clear.
Academic Misconduct
The Assessment Regulations for Northumbria Awards (ARNA) contain the Regulations and procedures
applying to cheating, plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct.
The full policy is available at: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/central/ar/qualitysupport/asspolicies/
You are reminded that plagiarism, collusion and other forms of academic misconduct as referred to in the
Academic Misconduct procedure of the assessment regulations are taken very seriously by Newcastle
Business School. Assignments in which evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic misconduct is
found may receive a mark of zero.
Assessment Brief – Newcastle Business School
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Mapping to Programme Goals and Objectives
This assessment will contribute directly to the following Undergraduate programme goals and
objectives:
1. Knowledgeable about the theory and practice of international business and management
Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Acquire knowledge of functional areas of business and management.
2. Acquire knowledge of specialist areas of business.
3. Apply their knowledge to business and management contexts.
4. Conduct contemporary research into business and management.
2. Skilful in the use of professional and managerial techniques and processes
Objectives:
Students will be able to:
X
1. Provide evidence of self-reflection as a means of informing personal development planning.
X
2. Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work in a team.
3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
X
4. Demonstrate problem solving skills.
3. Aware of ethical issues impacting on business and professional practice
Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Identify an ethical dilemma in a business situation
2. Suggest ethical solutions to this dilemma
4. Employable as graduates
Objectives:
Students will be able to:
X
1. In the context of securing graduate employment demonstrate the skills of self presentation.
Assessment Brief – Newcastle Business School
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HR9508: EMPLOYABILITY AND CAREER PLANNING ASSESSMENT MARKING CRITERIA
Performance
Area
Does Not Meet Standards Meets Standards Exceeds Standards
0-29% 30-39% 40-49% 50-59% 60-69% 70-79% 80-89% 90-100%
Part A
60%
Completely
Insufficient:
Work not
submitted.
OR work giving
evidence of
serious
academic
misconduct
(subject to
regulations in
ARNA Appendix
1)
OR work
showing no
evidence of
knowledge,
understanding
and skills
appropriate to
Level 5
OR work is
significantly
below word
count.
Insufficient
discussion of the
graduate labour
market.
Large sections
may be
incomplete or
irrelevant to the
brief.
Little/no suitable
references have
been cited.
Inadequate
structure,
requires
significant
improvement
Work may be
below word
count.
Adequate
discussion into
the graduate
labour market.
Limited
references have
been cited.
APA referencing
errors are
evident.
Adequate
structure
Good discussion
into the graduate
labour market,
although could
be more
contextual in
parts.
Targeted and
supported with
some
appropriate
references,
albeit few
academic
sources.
Good structure
Very good
discussion into
the graduate
labour market.
Commendable
evidence of
research with
relevant
references cited.
APA referencing
is mostly correct.
Very good
structure with
clear links
between
sections and use
of subheadings
Excellent
contextual
discussion into
the graduate
labour market.
Excellent use of
a range of
relevant and up
to date
references to aid
discussion. APA
referencing is
consistent.
Excellent
structure with
clear links
between
sections and use
of subheadings
Outstanding
discussion into
the graduate
labour market.
Evidence of
critical
appreciation of a
wide range of
relevant sources
to support
discussion.
Structure is clear
with consistent
links between
sections and use
of subheadings.
Work is
presented
professionally.
Exemplary
discussion into
the graduate
labour market.
A wide range of
sources have
been utilised
critically and
creatively to
support
discussion.
Structure is
exemplary. Well
written and
professionally
presented with
consistent links
between
sections.
An exemplary
piece of
academic work
providing indepth discussion
and
understanding.
Part A 0-17.5 18-23.5 24-29.5 30-35.5 36-41.5 42-47.5 48-53.5 54-60
Assessment Brief – Newcastle Business School
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Performance
Area
Does Not Meet Standards Meets Standards Exceeds Standards
0-29% 30-39% 40-49% 50-59% 60-69% 70-79% 80-89% 90-100%
Part B
40%
Completely
Insufficient:
Work not
submitted.
OR work giving
evidence of
serious academic
misconduct
(subject to
regulations in
ARTA Appendix
1).
OR work showing
no evidence of
knowledge,
understanding
and skills
appropriate to
Level 5
OR work is
significantly
below word
count.
Insufficient
positioning of
suitability for the
role.
Key elements
may be
incomplete (e.g.
little or no
supporting
feedback and
evidence of
suitability.)
Strengths and
weaknesses
inconsistent with
position.
Little or no
discussion of next
steps to build on
strengths and
address
weaknesses
Little or no
discussion on
rationale for role
within context of
longer-term
career plan.
Work may be
below word
count.
Adequate
positioning of
suitability for the
role.
Range of
supporting
feedback and
evidence could
be wider and
more detailed.
Somea
discussion of
strengths and
weaknesses
although vague in
parts.
Some discussion
of next steps to
build on strengths
and address
weaknesses
Limited
discussion on
rationale for role
within context of
longer-term
career plan.
Good positioning
of suitability for
the role
Good attempt to
incorporate a
range of
supporting
evidence and
feedback.
Identification of
strengths and
weaknesses
linked to position.
Good discussion
of next steps to
build on strengths
and address
weaknesses.
Good discussion
on rationale for
role within
context of longerterm career plan,
though this could
be stronger.
Very good
positioning of
suitability for the
role.
Very good
attempt to
incorporate a
range of
supporting
evidence and
feedback.
Identification of
strengths and
weaknesses
linked to position
in very good
discussion.
Very good
discussion of
next steps to
build on strengths
and address
weaknesses.
Very good
discussion on
rationale for role
within context of
longer-term
career plan.
Excellent
positioning of
suitability for the
role.
Excellent attempt
to incorporate a
range of
supporting
evidence and
feedback.
Identification of
strengths and
weaknesses
linked to position
in excellent
discussion.
Excellent
discussion of
next steps to
build on strengths
and address
weaknesses.
Excellent
discussion on
rationale for role
within context of
longer-term
career plan.
Outstanding
positioning of
suitability for the
role.
Outstanding
attempt to
incorporate a
range of
supporting
evidence and
feedback.
Identification of
strengths and
weaknesses
linked to position
in outstanding
discussion.
Outstanding
discussion of
next steps to
build on strengths
and address
weaknesses.
Outstanding
discussion on
rationale for role
within context of
longer-term
career plan.
Exemplary
positioning of
suitability for the
role.
Exemplary
attempt to
incorporate a
range of
supporting
evidence and
feedback.
Identification of
strengths and
weaknesses
linked to position
in exemplary
discussion.
Exemplary
discussion of
next steps to
build on strengths
and address
weaknesses.
Exemplary
discussion on
rationale for role
within context of
longer-term
career plan.
Part B 0-11.5 12-15.5 16-19.5 20-23.5 24-27.5 28-31.5 32-35.5 36-40

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