Student opportunities

In the current dynamic global market place applied experience as well as practical learning is essential for your future employability. Taking advantage of work placements, volunteering or enterprise opportunities will equip you with real world transferrable skills and a network of contacts.

Work Placements

We pride ourselves on developing highly employable graduates and being one of the top 15 Universities in the UK for undergraduate employability (The HESA 2014/15 Employment of Graduates Performance Indicator). Our successful track record reflects our focus on degree programmes that prepare our students for the world of work.

A placement is an excellent opportunity to apply the theories and techniques learnt through your studies in a real life situation. The skills and experience are invaluable and a big selling point on your CV.

What do previous students say about their placements?

"Undertaking a placement has been an incredible experience for me and I have gained first-hand experience of the industry. It really prepared me for my final year at university, with regards to time management, organisational skills and meeting deadlines. I truly believe it will benefit me in future employment."

Katie Craig -  BA (Hons) Festival and Event and Marketing Management

"Placement gave me the opportunity to network extensively in the hospitality industry and also allowed me to put to use the theory I have learnt at University by applying it to real life situations. I feel it is the best method of learning that prepares you for the world of work after graduation and if you have the option of a placement you should definitely take it."

Adam Gray –BA (Hons) Hospitality Management

"I found the placement year very beneficial. I have grown so much self- confidence and skills from being on placement. I have been able to experience working full time in a business environment. Through my placement I have also found the career which I want to follow."

Jodie Burnett -  BA (Hons) Business Studies

Placement support

The following video highlights the importance of a work placement and discusses the support available.

Have a look at our courses page to see if the course you are interested in has the option of a placement.