Check out the placements we offer on our courses
On the following courses, you will have the opportunity to take on a 12-month placement starting in Trimester 1 of your 3rd year. Whilst on placement, you will undertake work-related assessments alongside gaining valuable work experience.
On the following courses, you will have the opportunity to take part in an insight week, starting in Trimester 3 of your 3rd or 4th year studies.
Frequently asked questions
"Will I still get credits towards my degree for taking a placement?"
Yes, you will receive credits if you complete a 12-month surveying placement during the course of your degree. However, alternative opportunities or any voluntary work experience undertaken during your time at university is non-credit bearing and you will not receive credits for these.
"Are placements beneficial?"
Placements are incredibly beneficial. They provide you with work experience that is related to your field of study and allows you to apply the skills you develop through your studies to the workplace. Several students who have undertaken placements in the past have received offers of graduate employment from the placement host company. Placements also provide an opportunity to explore your preferences, including the environment, culture and size of organisation you prefer working in.
"Where can I go to get help and support on placements?"
You will be encouraged to attend placement preparation sessions ahead of commencing your placement, which will be tailored to the course you are enrolled on.
Sessions include an opportunity to hear from and meet employers and support with all aspects of searching for a placement, from developing their CV and cover letters to interviewing and identifying suitable placement hosts.
The Placement Team works closely with employers across the UK and regularly promote the latest placement opportunities directly to you.
Proactive students are also free to source and secure their own placement before verifying it with the placement team.
If you have any queries or concerns before, during or after your placement, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to a member of the team.
"I don’t have a CV or a Cover Letter? Where do I start?"
You can find detailed guides on building a CV and advice for cover letters on our Student Futures Career Hub. There are even virtual events you can sign up to participate in. You can find out more information on our Student Futures web-page.