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BA7777 PG Professional Placement


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Assignment Briefing (level 7)

Module NamePG Professional Placement
Module CodeBA7777- B ( January 2020 course start)
Assignment TitlePG Placement Workplace Portfolio
Type of SubmissionOnline via Canvas
Weighting of the assignment in the overall module grade100%
Word Count/Time allocation (for presentations)1,500 words for the Reflective Essay element of the portfolio
Issue Date04 Dec 2020
Submission Date17 Dec 2021
Date of Feedback to Students20 working days, excluding Winter holidays
Where feedback can be foundOnline via Canvas
Employability skills 

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LiteracyCommunication✔︎Critical Thinking✔︎Relationship building✔︎Adaptability✔︎
Numeracy✔︎Storytelling✔︎Critical Writing✔︎Networking✔︎  
Commercial Awareness✔︎Creativity✔︎  Soft skills✔︎  
PresentationProblem Solving✔︎      
Teamwork✔︎Digital Skills✔︎      
Project Management✔︎          
Howthese skills are being developedin this assessment 
  You will develop your written communication and critical thinking skills through the writing of your Reflective Essay. You will be able to articulate the employability skills that you have most developed or gained throughout your PG placement.       
Assignment Task 
Students are expected to submit a PG placement work placelearning portfolio. Placement providers will be asked to appraise the student’s work and this feedback will be made available to the student.    This module will be assessed on a pass/fail basis.   
  You are required to submit a workplace learning portfolio which mustcontainthe following three elements: a 1,500words reflective essay on your PG Placement experiencean up-to-date CV ( updated after your PG placement)a work placement report, which is a Employer Appraisal / Performance Review.   In particular •          A 1,500 wordsreflective essay contains a summary of the roles/activities/achievements carried out by the student during the placement, what the student has learned during their placement as well as how the student has changed from those experiences. The reflective essay serves as the main body of the workplace learning portfolio. (see separate document detailing what to include in a reflective essay) •          An up-to-date CV, (Post-PG Placement) should be attached as an appendix to the reflective essay.(see separate document detailing Guidance on Updated CV)   •          A work placement report usually includes the work Appraisal or Performance Review completed by the placement employer, or placement manager. This work placement report should also be attached as an appendix to the reflective essay.(see separate document detailing Guidance on Work Appraisal)   This module will be assessed on a pass/fail basis.   NOTE: Students who changed their workplace/ employer during the duration of their PG Placement( in other words, who have completed PG Placement in two work-places) should report this into their Reflective Essay and write their RE on the placement which lasted longest. 
Allocation of marks
Section/elementAllocated Marks
This module will be assessed on a pass/fail basis.  100%
Avoiding plagiarism
When you write an essay, report or dissertation you should always cite the published sources to which you quote, refer to or use as evidence, otherwise you are likely to be committing plagiarism, which is a form of academic misconduct with potentially very serious consequences. References need to be made both within the text and in a list at the end. The aim in doing this is to ensure that somebody reading your work can easily find these sources for themselves. This applies to whether you are using a book, a report, a journal article or an Internet site. You will probably know from your own experience how much easier it is to find a reference when a reading list or bibliography is clear and unambiguous.There is help available from the library and online, including a range of videos such as those given below: https://mykingston.kingston.ac.uk/library/help_and_training/Pages/referencing.aspx. http://www.citethemrightonline.com/basics Do remember you can submit your work as many times as you like before the final deadline. It is a good idea to check your Originality Report and ensure that any potential plagiarism is eradicated for your work by rewriting in your own words and referencing correctly. The staff on the BLASC desk in the LRC will be able to advise on this and on all aspects of academic writing. The best way to avoid academic misconduct or plagiarism is to use your own words at all times; do not cut and paste from other work.
Illness or other mitigating circumstances
By submitting an assignment you are declaring yourself fit to take the assessment therefore please make sure that if you are unwell you understand our mitigating circumstances process. The most important thing to do is keep us informed if you are experiencing problems! See our regulations on this link: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/aboutkingstonuniversity/howtheuniversityworks/policiesandregulations  
Group work and academic misconduct
Work submitted by a group is the responsibility of the group as a whole. In the unfortunate event of the work being judged to have been plagiarised, the only circumstance in which it is possible that the responsibility for the misconduct would only fall on the group member who actually committed it, would be if there were clear evidence that that member had dishonestly misled the rest of the group as to the source of his her contribution. This would require clear and contemporaneous evidence of group discussions of the sort which should be available if groups follow the advice given about keeping a log of group proceedings. If the group work is simply allocated amongst the members of the group without any sort of group review of the outcomes, then all the group members are taking on themselves the risk that some element of the work is tainted by academic misconduct. If you are unclear about any of this, you should refer to the University’s guide to Plagiarism for further explanation.  


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