A placement is time spent in a workplace, doing supervised work, during your studies or shortly after graduation.
You might see placements advertised as ‘internships’, ‘work experience’, or ‘volunteering’, as different organisations use different terms. What’s most important is that you choose an opportunity that interests you, and will help you develop skills future employers value.
Why do a placement?
A placement will help you to:
- Get hands-on experience of graduate-level work
- Build the skills which employers want
- Improve your awareness of the sector you would like to work in
- Have a better idea of your future career goals
- Gain entry into a competitive industry
School placement opportunities
We offer a range of placement opportunities, including term-time and holiday options, paid opportunities, and placements you complete for course credit.
Dedicated opportunities for students in particular schools include:
School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
- For students studying American and Canadian Studies; Film and Television Studies; History of Art; International Media and Communications; Liberal Arts; Modern Languages and Cultures.
School of English
- For students studying Creative Writing; Drama and performance; Language and Linguistics; Literature; Medieval.
School of Humanities
- For students studying Classics and Archaeology; History; Music; Philosophy; Theology and Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts opportunities
With our excellent reputation for producing high-quality graduates local, national and international organisations are keen to offer placements for our students.
Interested in hosting a placement student?
We are sometimes contacted by local businesses and organisations hoping to recruit a placement student. No opportunity is the same - what they offer, when they run and who can take part depends on the individual placement.
We advertise these by email to your student account - keep an eye out for the latest opportunities!
If you would like to host a placement for one of our students email Hayley Revill.
Please be aware that study abroad, compulsory year abroad, optional placements/internships and integrated year in industry opportunities may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities or placement/industry hosts, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the university's control. Every effort will be made to update this information as quickly as possible should a change occur.