Module code: ECO2063

Module Overview

This module helps students develop their employability through both reflection and practice, building on the skills developed in Employability I.

Module provider


Module Leader

SIMS Peter (Economics)

Number of Credits: 0

ECTS Credits: 0

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Lecture Hours: 5

Guided Learning: 10

Captured Content: 5

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Lectures on career paths and goals, and how to build employability skills to achieve those goals.

Interview skills workshops, including peer support and feedback.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Attendance only Interview Skills Session Pass/Fail
Attendance only Employment Event Pass/Fail
Coursework Employability Reflection Pass/Fail

Alternative Assessment

In place of the in-term employment event and/or interview skills sessions attendance, students are required to submit a replacement video interview project in the resit period.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to:

Reflect on their goals and the skills needed to achieve them, through a career reflection exercise.

Practice job interview skills through student-driven workshops.

Engage with the variety of employability events at Surrey through attending at least one such event.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • an interview skills session

  • attendance at an Employability event

  • students will receive feedback on their employability reflection and can pursue further advice from the school Employability officer and the Employability and Careers Service

Formative assessment and feedback

Students will receive verbal feedback during lectures and tutorials through direct questioning. All this feedback will help students to judge their own performance and prepare for the final exam. Feedback on the writing assignment will also help the students to identify any misconceptions. In addition, students will be encouraged to attend student consultation hours of the teaching staff to receive further individual verbal feedback.

Module aims

  • (this module aims to:) Familiarize students with the job interview process and help them practice their interview skills.
  • Encourage students to reflect on their goals and how to develop their employability towards achieving those goals.
  • Provide information to students about the available support from Employability and Careers, and encourage engagement through attendance of at least one employability event.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Deliver thoughtful and polished answers to interview questions. PT
002 Engage with at least one of the employability events offered at Surrey. KP
003 Reflect on career goals and the employability skills needed to achieve those goals. KCP

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is (designed to):

Lecture sessions with Q&A will provide students with information regarding career paths, including popular sectors for economics graduates and further study in economics.

Lecture sessions and workshops will help students prepare for interviews, including general advice for self-presentation, likely questions and how to approach them, and practical experience in answering questions.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

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Other information

The School of Economics is committed to developing graduates with strengths in Employability, Digital Capabilities, Global and Cultural Capabilities, Sustainability, and Resourcefulness and Resilience. This module is designed to enhance students' knowledge, skills, and capabilities in the following areas:

Employability: This module is aimed exclusively at employability, providing guidance on interview skills and career options, and encouraging students to engage with these topics on an ongoing basis.

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Economics and Mathematics BSc (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long Compulsory A pass as determined by the relevant criteria is required to pass the module
Economics and Finance BSc (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long Compulsory A pass as determined by the relevant criteria is required to pass the module
Business Economics BSc (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long Compulsory A pass as determined by the relevant criteria is required to pass the module
Economics BSc (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long Compulsory A pass as determined by the relevant criteria is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.