Faculty of Social Sciences

Employer Testimonials

Josie Lianna Kaye, Director, TrustWorks Global – France

The student base is one of the most motivated and qualified that I have come across in a long time, a combination which ensures we are provided with dedicated students, eager to learn while simultaneously able to produce high-quality work.

The fact that the students can either come to the office or work remotely also adds a highly useful element of flexibility to the programme – for both of us.

The University's support streamlines the intern selection process; short-listing applicants whose profiles most fit the job, and remaining a reassuring background presence that you can turn to.


Nadeem Haider, Placements Supervisor (Community Development), Muslim Community Organisation – Nottingham

It has been a pleasure working with you to host Nottingham students. Billie Bradley and Bethan Khesro delivered their assignments to very high professional standards. The marketing and communication strategy and plan they produced will have a significant impact on the survival and future development of the organisation.

They have provided creative ideas which will help the organisation achieve its objectives.


Michela Palese, Research and Policy Manager at the Electoral Reform Society

The University of Nottingham's placement module is a really valuable opportunity for both students and partner organisations. We have been extremely lucky to have a number of dedicated, hard-working students join us for a term and get involved in one or more of our campaigns, across either the research or communications departments.

In addition to helping us with our work (through undertaking original research or writing blog posts), students have also had real-world impact, with – for example – one student’s research on the House of Lords leading the news agenda in 2017. In addition to being beneficial to partner organisations, the placement module allows students to gain practical, behind the scenes experience and insight into professional life, and a taster of what it’s like to work for a particular type of organisation, which they can take into account when deciding on their future career path.

Thanks to the work of the placement team at the University, the process is very simple for organisations, with the University itself being in charge of shortlisting and matching applicants to our requirements. As a relatively small organisation, it is also handy for us that students are able to work remotely for most of their placement, though it is always lovely to host them in our office so that they can experience the day-to-day work of our organisation first-hand. I would highly recommend the placement module to other organisations.


Dr Alison Gardner, The Rights Lab – Nottingham

The organisation of the placement was very efficient, and the support and advice given to placement providers and students in establishing the role was helpful.

I was hugely impressed by my first placement student, Dominic Law. His skill set was an excellent match for the work we needed to complete, which was extremely varied! Most importantly, his attitude to work has been exemplary, and he has thrown himself into whatever tasks we offered, including manual tasks (dismantling a video booth), data gathering and entry (repetitive but essential), complex analysis of survey returns and production of event reports.

My only regret at the end of the placement was that we couldn't retain him for longer.



Faculty of Social Sciences

University of Nottingham
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