Registration for Add+Vantage modules opens on Monday 6th April and close on Monday 18th May. 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. Register early to avoid disappointment.
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:
A102CES Teacher Training Taster
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.
To choose on eo the Work Experience Modules, you will need to choose one of the following Module Codes
A204CSU Students’ Union Work Experience: Project Placement
A304CSU Students’ Union Work Experience: Project Placement
Career Development and Employability
The aim of these modules are to develop and enhance students’ employability and to help them to make the transition into the highly competitive graduate employment market, postgraduate study, or further training opportunities. Students will explore their skills and identify areas for development, become aware of the skills required by graduate employers and develop ways in which they can demonstrate their skills to employers. The complexities of the modern graduate employment market will be explored. Students will also benefit from sessions on self awareness, reflective practice, communication skills as well as sessions on applying for jobs, how to create a good curriculum vitae and information on assessment centres.
To choose the Career Development and Employability modules, you need to select one of the following codes:
A201CAR Understanding Career Opportunities
A302CAR Developing Your Career
A212CSU Work Experience and Graduate Employability Skills
Effective communication Skills
The aim of these modules are to build on the student’s experience of communication, allowing them to understand the basis for inter-personal communication, whilst also requiring them to develop and apply appropriate communication strategies. Topics include barriers to effective communication, assertiveness skills and techniques, an introduction to emotional intelligence, neuro-linguistic programming, verbal and non-verbal communication, personality and culture. Students will be given the opportunity to practice these skills in a safe environment and reflect on current performance and future development needs.
To choose an Effective Communication module, please choose from one of the following module codes:
A201CES Effective Communication
A301CES Effective Communication
Teacher Training Taster
These modules give students insight, knowledge and practical experience of teaching training and is suitable for students who are considering a career in the teaching profession. They introduce students to the landscape of the teaching profession, the role of the modern day teacher (including guest speakers from various education settings) and the different routes into teacher teaching. Key qualities and attributes for the profession and an insight into the application process will also be discussed. Students will also learn some basic pedagogy such key teaching theories and methods, learning styles and planning and evaluation to enable students to deliver their own mini teaching session towards the end of the module. Constructive evaluation and feedback from teaching professionals and peers is a key element of the module. Students will also be encouraged to attend teaching fairs/presentations and engage in relevant networking opportunities. This module aims to help students decide if the teaching profession is for them and, if so, to give them the knowledge and tools to progress along this career path..
To choose the Teacher Training Taster Module, you need to select one of the following codes:
A102CES Teacher Training Taster
A202CES Teacher Training Taster