Aims/Description: Preparation for Practice is a core module to support your transition into early-career graduate life. You will: i. explore your professional responsibilities and values, and evidence them in your portfolio, alongside your strengths; ii. learn to identify, prioritise, and respond to your areas for development in a professional context; and iii. evidence commitment to your professional development by undertaking an independent development activity, such as skills training, experience, or career development work. The aim is for you to leave with a strong profile as an engineering graduate, and a clear sense of how to work towards your next professional goal.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to Level 7 students registered on approved programmes.

Staff Contact: WOOD GARY
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Mechanical Engineering):

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The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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