Archive | December, 2014

Placements Office life in pictures

With my thoughts already swerving towards Christmas (I love Christmas!) and the end of the first semester in sight, I thought that rather than write loads about all the exciting things we are working on in the Placements Office, it might be nice to show you instead. So, here is a short photo diary of the typical day in our Placements Office, showing you what we Placement Officers get up to!

Here’s Vicki and Rob in the office, working hard. Coordinating the placements is at the heart of what we do; we ensure students have a meaningful, beneficial placement year, during which they are able to put into practice their academic learning so far, in a way that adds value to the host organisation.

Keeping in touch with students, employers and colleagues.

Keeping in touch with students, employers and colleagues.

Our office is located on Highfield Campus, room 2/4039. Students are welcome to pop by with any questions they might have regarding placements or internships. We can offer quick advice there and then, or arrange a 1:1 meeting to discuss things in more detail.

We regularly meet with students to discuss placements and internships.

We regularly meet with students to discuss placements and internships.

A variety of employers have delivered guest lectures to our students this Autumn as part of our Professional Skills sessions, providing students with most up-to-date information about what the industry is looking for. Our team has organised the Professional Skills sessions; we have delivered some of the lectures ourself, and in addition to guest speakers from the industry, we have also hosted academics and central University staff, who have shared their expertise with the students. Continue Reading →

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