An optional module available on many courses: the Career Development Module (CDM) looks at 4 key graduate skill areas: Planning & Organising, Communication, Teamwork and Personal Enterprise. The module aims to help you develop these skills through practical application during your 70 hour placement.
Placements for 2018/2019 are now live! You can request contact details via this website by simply clicking on the ‘Placements’ button below. Once you have picked a placement please click on the green ‘sign up’ button at the bottom of the page. Not seeing anything you like? Our list of placements is constantly being updated so keep checking back to see if anything new takes your fancy.
Student placements are not limited to what we have to offer; you are more than welcome to source your own placement with an organisation directly. If so, please explain the CDM role to prospective charities, the information on this page may assist you with this. Once you have gained agreement on a placement please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us of the organisation, your role and the name of the person who will be acting as your supervisor as we will need to check some paperwork with them.
CLUB & SOCIETY PLACEMENTS
If you have been elected as the President, Secretary or Treasurer of a club or society for 2018/19 you can use this role as your CDM placement. To apply for the module please select the CDM module on your course and email Liz Gulliver at email@example.com with the details of your role and the club/society you are involved in. This is a great option for any students in one of these 3 roles but places are limited for this route so the earlier you apply the better. Please note that students who are sharing roles or who hold other prominent roles within their club or society may be eligible but you will need to put forward a proposal and have this agreed by the CDM team at NUSU. Please do not assume that because the roles have been used previously the same will automatically apply this year.
Is this for me?
Our Decision Diagram briefly details what your choices are for the Career Development Module, how to register, which route to choose and how to get started!
Who can I ask for help?
Feeling unsure about anything regarding the volunteering route of CDM? Please come and see Liz Gulliver in the NUSU Activities Office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a question regarding any of the other routes or would like more information on the methods of assessment for any of the routes, please contact the Careers department.
Frequently Asked Questions