Faculty of Arts

Beyond your subject

Your future's about more than just the subject you study!

We help you prepare for life after university with opportunities to get vital career skills and work experience.

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Placements and work experience

If you know your career path already we can help you get experience so you can be ready to fly when you graduate.

If you're unsure of what you want to do there's plenty of opportunities to try things out and see if they fit.

If your course does not have a compulsory placement, integrated year in industry or compulsory year abroad where there is already an opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of that experience, you may be able to apply to undertake an optional placement year. While it is the student's responsibility to find and secure a placement, our Careers and Employability Service will support you throughout this process. Contact placements@nottingham.ac.uk to find out more.

The school/faculty you are joining may also have additional placement opportunities. Please visit the school/faculty website for more information.

Please note: In order to undertake an optional placement year, you will need to achieve the relevant academic requirements as set by the university and meet any requirements specified by the placement host. There is no guarantee that you will be able to undertake an optional placement as part of your course.

Find out more about placement opportunities

Directed Studies Week

Twice a year there's a break in the teaching schedule where we organise a series of events to help you develop new skills, plan your career and broaden your horizons.

See what's happening in the next Directed Studies Week

Faculty of Arts

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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