Registration for Level 1 Add+Vantage modules open on 19th September, and close on the 25th September. For more detailed information on the CUSU Employability modules, please click on the links below. You must register via NOVA, you can find the link to register below.
Volunteering in the Community
As part of your add+vantage module, you can choose to volunteer in the community. This opportunity involves you volunteering at a community centre, non-profit organisations or local volunteering/ community based agencies.
You will be required to volunteer on a regular basis for a minimum of 30 hours
For more information please visit Volunteering
For information on Student Wardens please visit Wardens
To choose Volunteering in the Community module, you will need to select the following code:
A101CSU Volunteering in the Community
A201CSU Volunteering in the Community
A301CSU Volunteering in the Community
Placements in Schools
Placements in Schools offers you first hand experience in a classroom environment. This module will allow you to build skills required for becoming an effective communicator or gaining skills before pursuing a career in teaching.
Different types of Placements in Schools opportunities are:
Right to Read
International Language Support
To be placed in a school as part of an Add+vantage module, you will need to select one of the following codes:
A102CSU Placements in Schools: Literacy Language Support
A202CSU Placements in Schools: Student Tutoring
A302CSU Placements in Schools: Student Tutoring
Students' Union Work Experience: Sport and Societies
This module is to enable prospective and existing sports members representing the Students' Union and the University to formalise their experience.
For more information on Sport please visit Sport
For more information on Societies please visit Societies
To choose Students' Union Work Experience: Sports and Societies module, you need to select the code:
A206CSU Students' Union Work Experience: Sport and Societies
A306CSU Students' Union Work Experience: Sport and Societies
British Sign Language
At CUSU, we now offer students the opportunity to learn Sign Language. You have the chance to learn the basics of British Sign Language, also giving module participants the opportunity to learn about the theory behind the development of sign language and will consider the different technologies used in by those who are deaf or have hearing impairments
This module will be of particular interest to students who want to develop skills in British Sign Language, enabling them to communicate on a basic level to those who are deaf or have a hearing impairment. It will also develop transferable skills in interpersonal skills; effective communication skills and adaptability.
A109CSU Introduction to British Sign Language
A209CSU Introduction to British Sign Language
A309CSU Introduction to British Sign Language
New for this academic year Level 2 and Level 3 Intermediate British Sign Language*
Course participants will consider the different technologies used by those who are deaf or have hearing impairments. They will also consider the recent changes made to Support Services to the deaf community. This module will be of particular interest to students who want to develop skills in British Sign Language, enabling them to communicate to an intermediate level to those who are deaf.
A219CSU Intermediate British Sign Language
A319CSU Intermediate British Sign Language
*pre-requisites for Intermediate British Sign Language. You must have completed Introduction to British Sign Language (A104CSU/A109CSU or A209CSU) or equivalent as per assessment by module leader to qualify for Intermediate British Sign Language
Students' Union Work Experience: Project Placement
Are you passionate about the Students' Union? Have you ever wanted to work at the Students' Union? Well now you can.
Here at CUSU, we offer work experience as part of add+vantage or a general placement.
You have a variety of Communities to choose from:
Marketing and Communications
We have so much going on here that you can guarantee that whichever Community you work in, you'll be involved in the action - you can even be involved in a campaign.
A204CSU Students’ Union Work Experience: Project Placement
A304CSU Students’ Union Work Experience: Project Placement
Delivering Extra Curricular Activities in Schools
The module will develop students to lead/co-lead on ‘after school clubs’ in the community. You can set up a before school or after school club for pupils to become engaged with..
To choose Delivering Extra Curricular Activities in Schools, you need to select the code:
A208CSU Delivering Extra Curricular activities in schools
Responsible Business Practice
This module will give students a broad consideration of and a unique understanding of the meaning, context and practical implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in the work place. CSR and Sustainability is now a key factor in business strategies for major industries and something all students would benefit from having an understanding of.
A211CSU Responsible Business Practice