Faculty of Sciences

Bachelor's degree students

What do we mean by placements?

Information

For specific queries - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
On Monday, on Wednesday and on Friday
from 10 to 13 hr
For consultations (Students and Companies)
Tel. 972 41 95 75
practiques.fc@udg.edu

How to apply for a place

Through the web platform of internships (to consult guide of the student).

Dates of presentation of the memory of internships

  • GROUP F
    The call of evaluation is in February
    (deadline of presentation by heart - 9 January 2020).
  • GROUP J
    The call of evaluation is in June
    (deadline of presentation of the memory - 11 June 2020).
  • GROUP S
    The call of evaluation is in September
    (deadline of presentation of the memory - 1 September 2020).

How to submit the report (before the submission deadline for each call)

  • The memory has to be hanged and make the appraisal to the web platform of internships .
  • It be necessary to remind the tutor of the company and to the tutor of the UdG of their having to make the appraisal of the practicals through the platform of internships .
  • Assessing students.

A work placement is training activity undertaken in any public or private entity, domestic or foreign, with the aim of applying and complementing the training acquired, making the student aware of the reality of the professional area where they will carry out their professional activity and developing competencies that make it easier for them to enter the job market, passing of which is conditional to obtain the qualification in accordance with the previsions established in the corresponding course plan.

The practicals have to be for:

  • Develop the specific competences of the profession, as described in the degrees.
  • Give students experience of real professional scenarios and increase their chances of success in entering the job market.
  • Recognise their aptitudes, attitudes and personal competences, their training needs and analyse their strong and weak points.
  • Contrast the acquired academic learning and real situations found in the professional world in such a way that the student is capable of understanding the purpose of the various disciplines that make up the course.
  • Reflect on what each student has done and learned during the placement.

In the bachelor's degrees courses given in the Faculty of Science of the UdG (Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science and Chemistry) curricular external practicals are registered in the optional 6-credit subject ‘Work Placement', with a duration of 150 hours.

  • Bachelor's degree students who have passed at least 50% of the degree credits and are enrolled in third year or subsequent courses. 
  • Dual bachelor's degree students enrolled in 3rd year onwards and who have passed at least 43% of the Dual Bachelor's Degree programme. 

It be necessary to be matriculat/ada the valid course.
Only some internships can be made during the degree.

  1. The student contacts a company/institution/department/University/Research Centre
    1. Practicals in companies in Catalonia and the Spanish State
    2. Placements in international companies (Possibility of Student Mobility for Traineeships)

      The company/institution/research group publishes on the placement web platforms the placement agreed on indicating the student with whom the agreement has been made (the student must have validated the curriculum beforehand) - After a few days, the offer will be validated by the Vice-Dean of External Relations and the student can pick up the agreement.

2. The student looks at the Faculty offer and signs up for the placements published on the placement web platform prioritising their preferences.

  1. Companies that wish to host students need to register on the company work placement web platform
  2. The faculty will advise the companies when new calls are being made so they can offer work placements to students.
  3. New offers of placements, following verification by the FC, will be published in the STUDENT AREA where students can view them and register their interest as candidates.
  4. The company should validate in order of preference the students they would like the faculty to take into consideration in order to allocate places.

  1. To present a proposal, simply go to the following web address,

    To access the website services you need to have a username and access code. the first time you access the site you need to register by filling in the electronic form.

  2. Once you have completed the identification process, go to the OFFER OF PLACES tab and add a new offer.

    The company/institution fills in the information on its proposed work placement. For subsequent calls it will be possible to renew the placement without having to enter the information again.

  3. The Office of the Vice-Dean of External Relations validates the proposals ad publishes the definitive list of placements.

  4. Students then register as candidates.

  5. The company/institution selects the candidates.

  6. The Faculty validates the students selected by the company/institution. 

Once placements have been agreed, the formalities to finalise the individual educational cooperation agreement are begun.

(In order for the work placement to go ahead, a framework agreement needs to be signed between the university and the entity hosting the student, if there is not already one in place.)

  1. The formalities to finalise the educational cooperation agreement then begin:
    1. The student contacts their tutor within the company and their academic tutor to specify the details of the placement assigned. If any information changes with respect to the information published in the proposal (e.g. placement start and end dates), the student must inform us by e-mail at practiques.fc@udg.edu
    2. The faculty will print 3 copies of the educational cooperation agreement and will notify the student so they can sign it and take it to the company to be signed.
    3. The agreements are then signed and recorded by the Faculty. (Each party keeps a copy of the agreement)

      The student is covered by the school insurance. School insurance only covers Spain. If the student is carrying out a placement abroad, they need to contact the Faculty's academic secretary's office.
  2. The student enrols on the Company Work Placement subject.

    Please bear in mind that the deadline for submitting the report varies depending on the enrolment group of the subject.

    1. The evaluation for Group F is in February

    2. The evaluation for Group J is in June

    3. The evaluation for Group S is in September 

  3. The placements in companies/institutions begin.

    It should be noted that in order to undertake the work placement, the Educational Cooperation Agreement must have been signed BEFOREHAND and students need to be enrolled on the Company Work Placement subject of the corresponding degree course.

  4. At the end of the work placement, the tutor will conduct an assessment of the student via the work placement platform

  5. Once the placement is finished, students upload their report to the work placement web platform.

The academic tutor has the following responsibilities

  • Monitoring internships and the benefits for students and entities.
  • Supporting and advising the student in all aspects related to the placements.
  • Evaluating and awarding the corresponding grade based on the development of the placement and the contents of the report produced by the student. 

What do we mean by WORK PLACEMENT?

A work placement is training activity undertaken in any public or private entity, domestic or foreign, with the aim of applying and complementing the training acquired, making the student aware of the reality of the professional area where they will carry out their professional activity and developing competencies that make it easier for them to enter the job market, passing of which is conditional to obtain the qualification in accordance with the previsions established in the corresponding course plan.

Work placements should:

  • Develop the specific competences of the profession, as described in the degrees.
  • Give students experience of real professional scenarios and increase their chances of success in entering the job market.
  • Recognise their aptitudes, attitudes and personal competences, their training needs and analyse their strong and weak points.
  • Contrast the acquired academic learning and real situations found in the professional world in such a way that the student is capable of understanding the purpose of the various disciplines that make up the course.
  • Reflect on what each student has done and learned during the placement.

In the bachelor's degrees courses given in the Faculty of Science of the UdG (Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science and Chemistry) curricular external practicals are registered in the optional 6-credit subject ‘Work Placement', with a duration of 150 hours.

Who can do them?

Students from the Faculty of Science that have 50% of the credits of the degree approved and have not completed all the credits of their degree. You must be enrolled for the current year.

Only some placements can be carried out during the degree.

Options:

1. The student contacts a company/institution/department/University/Research Centre

1.1. Practicals in companies in Catalonia and the Spanish State

1.2 Placements with international companies (Possibility of Student Mobility for Traineeships)

The company publishes on the work placement web platform the placement agreed on indicating the student with whom the agreement has been made (the student must have validated the curriculum beforehand) - After a few days, the offer will be validated by the Vice-Dean of External Relations and the student can pick up the agreement.

2. The student looks at the Faculty offer and signs up for the placements published on the placement web platform prioritising their preferences.

PROCEDURES

What does a company/institution have to do to host SF students doing work placements?

1. Companies that wish to host students need to register on the company work placement web platform

2. The faculty will advise the companies when new calls are being made so they can offer work placements to students.

3. New offers of placements, following verification by the FC, will be published in the STUDENT AREA where students can view them and register their interest as candidates.

4. The company should validate in order of preference the students they would like the faculty to take into consideration in order to allocate places.

Steps to follow for offering a place for hosting students doing work placements:

1. To submit a proposal, simply go to the following web address: https://practiques.udg.edu/prem/ 

To access the website services you need to have a username and access code. the first time you access the site you need to register by filling in the electronic form.

2. Once you have completed the identification process, go to the OFFER OF PLACES tab and add a new offer.

The company/institution fills in the information on its proposed work placement. For subsequent calls it will be possible to renew the placement without having to enter the information again.

3. The Office of the Vice-Dean of External Relations validates the proposals and publishes the definitive list of placements.

4. Students then register as candidates.

5. The company/institution selects the candidates.

6. The Faculty validates the students selected by the company/institution.

Steps to follow once a placement has been assigned:

Once placements have been agreed, the formalities to finalise the individual educational cooperation agreement are begun.

(In order for the work placement to go ahead, a framework agreement needs to be signed between the university and the entity hosting the student, if there is not already one in place.)

7. The formalities to finalise the educational cooperation agreement then begin:

7.1. The student contacts their tutor within the company and their academic tutor to specify the details of the placement assigned. If any information changes with respect to the information published in the proposal (e.g. placement start and end dates), the student must inform us by e-mail at fc.empresa@udg.edu

7.2. The faculty will print 3 copies of the educational cooperation agreement and will notify the student so they can sign it and take it to the company to be signed.

7.3. The agreements are then signed and recorded by the Faculty. (Each party keeps a copy of the agreement)

The student is covered by the school insurance. School insurance only covers Spain. If the student is carrying out a placement abroad, they need to contact the Faculty's academic secretary's office.

8. The student enrols on the Company Work Placement subject.

Please bear in mind that the deadline for submitting the report varies depending on the enrolment group of the subject.

The evaluation for Group F is in February

The evaluation for Group J is in June

The evaluation for Group S is in September

9. The placements in companies/institutions begin.

It should be noted that in order to undertake the work placement, the Educational Cooperation Agreement must have been signed BEFOREHAND and students need to be enrolled on the Company Work Placement subject of the corresponding degree course.

10. At the end of the work placement, the tutor will conduct an assessment of the student via the work placement platform

11. Once the placement is finished, students upload their report to the work placement web platform.

What does the academic tutor have to do?

The academic tutor has the following responsibilities

  • Monitoring internships and the benefits for students and entities.
  • Supporting and advising the student in all aspects related to the placements.
  • Evaluating and awarding the corresponding grade based on the development of the placement and the contents of the report produced by the student. 

 

STEPS TO FOLLOW TO SUBMIT AND ASSESS THE STUDENT'S REPORT

Suggested format of the report:

  • Introduction to the subject of the placement carried out, description of the company/institution (type of activity, organisation, work dynamics, agents involved...)
  • List of the activities carried out (methods, methodology, instrumentation, design of campaigns, analysis protocols, learned and practised techniques...), usefulness of each of the techniques.
  • - They could add, where possible, some examples of result taking (laboratory files, field notes, diary of placement), and results.
  • - Research of information (data base, framework directives...), bibliography.

Submitting reports

The student must upload their report before the submission deadline for each call using the format SURNAMES.NAME.PDF

Please bear in mind that the deadline for submitting the report varies depending on the enrolment group of the subject.

GROUP F the assessment deadline is in February (see dates of the current academic year)

GROUP J the assessment deadline is in June (see dates of the current academic year)

GROUP S the assessment deadline is in September (see dates of the current academic year)

How to submit the report

The report has to be uploaded to the company work placement online platform

The company tutor and the academic tutor should assess the placement on the placement platform

 

ASSESSMENT:

A numerical score will be given (between 1 and 10) and the following will be assessed:

  • (50%) Company tutor's report, which will qualitatively assess how well the student adapted to the workplace (work habits) and the work carried out in relation to the knowledge required and any difficulties encountered.
  • (50%) Academic tutor's report, which will appraise the student report and the final assessment of the placement and the skills acquired by the student during their company work placement, based on the report submitted.

REPORT FORMAT (for guidance purposes):

The report must be at least 5 pages long and should be no more than 15 pages in length (including any appendices) and should include:

  • Introduction to the subject of the placement carried out, description of the company/institution (type of activity, organisation, work dynamics, agents involved...)
  • List of the activities carried out (methods, methodology, instrumentation, design of campaigns, analysis protocols, learned and practised techniques...), usefulness of each of the techniques.
  • - They could add, where possible, some examples of result taking (laboratory files, field notes, diary of placement), and results.
  • - Research of information (data base, framework directives...), bibliography.

SUBMITTING THE REPORT

The student must upload their report before the submission deadline for each call using the format SURNAMES.NAME.PDF

Please bear in mind that the deadline for submitting the report varies depending on the enrolment group of the subject.

  • The evaluation for Group F is in February
  • The evaluation for Group J is in June
  • The evaluation for Group S is in September

A numerical score will be given (between 1 and 10) and the following will be assessed:

  • (50%) Company tutor's report which will give a qualitative assessment of how well the student adapted to the workplace (work habits) and the work carried out based on the knowledge required and any difficulties encountered.
  • (50%) Academic tutor's report where an appraisal will be given of the student report and the final assessment of the placement and the skills acquired by the student during their company work placement, based on the report submitted.