Title Work-based Placement 1


Module description

Students may have an opportunity to visit an appropriate workplace outside NUI Galway to gain work-related research experience. Such opportunities are limited and are only possible when arranged by the student’s supervisor and agreed with the host organisation. It is recommended that a supervisor in the host organisation is involved in planning the specific learning outcomes for the student along with the student’s NUI Galway supervisor. These learning outcomes must be appropriate to the period of the work-based placement. A reflective journal should be maintained by the student to record their learning experience on this module. The student’s experience must be described in a written report and in an oral presentation in the host organisation and/or a NUI Galway audience on their return (within two months). It is also expected that the supervisor in the host organisation will report to the NUI Galway supervisor on the student’s activities during the placement. The minimum placement period is one month.

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe the new knowledge, skills and perspectives gained from their experience in the workplace.
  2. Demonstrate ability to solve problems and carry out research in a work environment.
  3. Write a comprehensive report describing their achievements during this placement.
  4. Present orally their work-based experience to an audience in the host organisation and/or a local audience.

Module content & assessment

Department-based assessment

A student may only gain credit for one work-based placement during their research programme. That is, they may only complete GS5107, GS5108 or GS5109.

Module resources/ Any other resources: Epigeum Intellectual Property in the Research Context, Epigeum Academic Entrepreneurship: An Introduction, Epigeum Entrepreneurial Opportunities: Recognition and Evaluation, Epigeum Entrepreneurial Resources: People, Teams and Finance

Common Content for all supervisor-owned GS modules:

Teaching period all year

Module description The student should only register for this module in the academic year that they intend to complete the module.

Module content & assessment

Indicative content Completion of this module may require the student to attend workshops or seminars, complete training (including online training), maintain a reflective journal recording the student’s experience of their learning and/or completion of specific tasks or assessments. The content will be designed by the student’s supervisor so as to ensure that the student can achieve the module’s learning outcomes and that the supervisor can assess that the learning outcomes have been met by the student.

Department-based assessment

The research student’s supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the student has achieved the learning outcomes for this module and for recording this result in the student record system.

The supervisor will gather and retain written evidence that the student t has achieved the module’s learning outcomes. Each piece of evidence may only be used to demonstrate that the learning outcomes have been achieved for a specific module, i.e. no double-counting of learning achieved.

Results to be recorded on a Pass/Fail basis, with a Pass mark of 40%.

Each student may only receive credit for this module once.

Workload type/Independent & Directed Learning (non-contact)/

all learning and assessment activities/ all learning outcomes/100-125 hours for 5 ECTS

Any other resources: Online training materials are available on Blackboard 1GST1 in the Research Skills Training folder and in some cases the relevant GS module on Blackboard. Such resources include those from Epigeum.