Many subjects involve some work-based learning, or planned placement, as an integral part of your course. It might include time spent working in industry or in professional practice, or studying at a partner university. This may take place either in your home country or abroad. The aim is to complement your academic development with the application of new knowledge in the "real-world" setting. It's usually a chance to develop problem-solving and practical skills that can only be learned by practising, enabling you to develop the ability to reflect on your experience and relate it to your academic work.
Your School will have guidance on what placements are available, how they are arranged and how it fits with your academic study. Make sure you're clear about what you are supposed to achieve whilst on placement and who is there to support you.
Some common stages in learning successfully include:
Materials from the School of Health Sciences addressing these issues are also relevant to other disciplines:
The following University of Southampton guides, written for dyslexic students, are generally useful for all students.
more resources recommended by Academic Support
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