Global BU: Tiger’s International Placement at WeTransfer

At Bournemouth University there are lots of ways to gain global work experience.  Current student Tiger talks to us about his work placement at WeTransfer in Amsterdam and explains how it will help him once he graduates from his course. Tiger currently studies Business Studies, discover more undergraduate courses in Business and Marketing on our… Read more »

Mousa’s placement as a CAD designer

This is a guest blog by Mousa Askar, who’s studying the MSc Engineering Project Management. My Name is Mousa Askar, and I am an international student taking a master’s degree in Engineering Project Management at BU. I moved to Bournemouth in 2015 and now I am undertaking a yearlong placement at MASS Concrete, a leading… Read more »

How I did my marketing and events placement from home

I never expected I’d be doing my placement from home. Especially, the fact it was mostly focused on events. I was about to set off around the country for two weeks doing UCAS exhibitions when I was told they were no longer going ahead. After putting months of stress and work into organising the events,… Read more »

My placement experience with the ResLife team and setting up my own business

This is a guest blog post by current student George Merritt studying BA (Hons) Media Production.  Placement Company: ResLifeBU Placement Job Title: ResLifeBU Digital Content Creator LinkedIn account link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-merritt-a5862b175/ One of the most exciting prospects of studying at BU in Media Production was having the opportunity to take a sandwich-placement year in industry. Before… Read more »

My placement year at InterNations in Munich, Germany

This is a guest blogger post by current student Natalia Ceballos, studying BA (Hons) Media Production. Hi! My name is Natalia and I recently completed a placement abroad at InterNations GmbH as a Public Relations Intern. Placement Search First of all, if I had to describe the placement search using three words, I would say:… Read more »

My placement experience encouraged me to start my own businesses

This is a guest blog post by current student Emily Thorne, studying BA (Hons) Communication and Media.  When I was searching for a placement in my second year at University, I found the most helpful platform was LinkedIn. LinkedIn has all the information you need to know as you create a platform and business page… Read more »

Reflecting on my placement year at the Walt Disney Company

This is a guest blogger post by current student Ben Levene, studying BA (Hons) Marketing Communications. Now that I have finished my placement year, it seems like a great time to reflect on working for the Walt Disney Company. First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Ben and I will be going… Read more »

Placement experience inspiration for final year projects and direction for graduating

This is a guest blog post by current student Megan Voice, studying BA (Hons) Media Production who secured a B2B Marketing Associate role at Lenovo. Megan Voice: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-voice-media-production-marketing/ The three words to describe my placement search would be challenging, daunting and informative. The three words to describe my placement experience would be valuable, varied and… Read more »

From Bournemouth to Bali: Zach’s prize-winning placement

Last year, BSc (Hons) Environmental Science student Zach Boakes wrote a blog piece about his placement year co-founding volunteering organisation North Bali Reef Conservation. Now he has been awarded the BU Placement Prize for his achievements, he is back with an update on how it is all going.  My sandwich placement was spent at North… Read more »

My placement experience at BU

So many students talk about how amazing their placement experiences were and how they simply applied for a job opportunity and secured it. However, that’s not always the case. What’s a real placement experience like? How should you prepare? Check out the vlog below to find out more!

Scoring a placement during your Master’s degree

I am studying MSc Nutrition and Behaviour and it is mandatory to do a 12-day placement as a part of the degree program. The great aspect of our course is the flexibility provided to us to choose where and what we wanted to do with our placement. I scored a place in the Nutrition department… Read more »