Student Stories
School of Arts & Creative Industries students share their experiences on work placements, and share tips to help you succeed.

"Choose something that appeals to you, something you’re passionate about."

Ciaran Nelson
Television student

"It was great to work with someone in a different field, witnessing different stages of our work develop into one full product. It was amazing to see the sketches grow from ideas."

Heather Fletcher
Graphic Design student

"My personal highlight was the creative freedom of the whole placement. The brief was very simple and open to interpretation. You could design whatever you wanted."

Bryony Spooner
Graphic Design student

"I felt like the placement helped me a lot with my first step into the industry. The companies are very eager to help us students which makes it fun yet insightful."

Anith Ahmad
Film student

""Having the opportunity to do a placement with the dementia day service at the Eric Liddell Centre has given me so much experience in what it takes to be a good music therapist."

Rebecca Tait
BMus Music

"An invaluable placement that has broadened my horizons."

Caitlin Wallace, BA (Hons) English and Film
HMP Edinburgh

"It’s inspiring to be mentored by some of the best in the industry."

Iona Jost, BDes (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design
Falcon's Treehouse in Orlando, Florida

"This was one of my best experiences at university."

Mikey Sneddon, BA (Hons) Television
RSPB Scotland

"I learned to not limit myself.”

Miriam Hussain, BA (Hons) English
Rebel Intern, Scottish Book Trust

"We learned to respect and listen to each other's views."

Corin Anderson 
Music Lead, Future Features campaign, National Museum of Scotland

"My course prepared me really well for this experience."

Lewis Robertson, BA (Hons) Journalism
Runner, STV

"This placement forced me out of my comfort zone into a much more professional, real-world situation.”

Dan Bingham, BA (Hons) Film
HMP Edinburgh

"I have become more confident and assured that I have something to offer in the professional world."

Heather Maycock, MA Digital & Public Humanities
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh