How do placements work?
The year in industry takes place between years two and three of your undergraduate degree. Once you have secured a placement, the name of your degree programme will change to include the statement ‘with industrial year’, for example BSc Agriculture with industrial year. It will then become a four year course.
Pre placement: A full programme of support is available from the School Placement Team to help you secure a suitable placement.
On placement: You become an employee of your chosen organisation, whilst remaining a fully registered student. You pay a reduced tuition fee to the University, are eligible to apply for student finance and in most cases receive a salary.
Post placement: We will support you to integrate back into your course including co-ordinating module choices and projects as appropriate for your programme.