Bournemouth is quite simply one of the most stunning coastal towns in the country. But it’s not just about the seven-mile stretch of sand, there are other hidden gems to be discovered too. For Jack Brown, studying BSc (Hons) Archaeology , the New Forest National Park offered the perfect location to undergo his work placement…. Read more » about Opportunities on your doorstep. My Archaeology placement discovering the New Forest
Professional work placements are absolutely central to the BU ethos. While some of our courses include mandatory placements, others are optional. Placement opportunities are exciting and offer students ‘real’ work experience gained within ‘real’ working environments, but as Alice Eastoe reveals in her guest blog, the perfect placement can sometimes be hard to find and… Read more » about Work placements. Expectation v’s reality.
Placement – now that’s a scary word. I remember when I applied for my course at Bournemouth, the thought of a placement seemed years away. But time flies fast at Bournemouth and all of a sudden – your placement is here! But although the idea of a placement year can seem daunting, my placement year… Read more » about A student’s guide to placements
This is a blog post from current student Ashleigh Ridler studying BA (Hons) Media Production. I study Media Production and my placement is in the marketing department of Baldwins Travel, an award winning independent travel agency with branches across Kent and Sussex, my office is in Tunbridge Wells, above the flagship store. I’m currently writing… Read more » about Ashleigh’s placement year at Baldwins Travel
This is a guest blog post by current student Dominic Gayler. My name is Dominic Gayler and I’m just about to go into my fourth and final year on the BA Public Relations course now changed to BA (Hons) Marketing Communications with Public Relations. Over the last 12 months I have been working in my… Read more » about Dom Gaylers placement experience at Liverpool Football Club
This is a guest blog by current student Bettina Dorffer studying BA (Hons) Politics. I was lucky enough to secure a long placement with the Ministry of Education in Denmark. Something which certainly was not secured after my first application. Applying for a placement is time consuming, I faced several rejections but I did not… Read more » about My work placement with the Ministry of Education in Denmark
This is a guest blog from Kim Machipisa, BA (Hons) Marketing Communications final year student. In my third year at BU (2018/19) I undertook a 12-month placement as part of my sandwich course program. So, as you can imagine, the preparations of things such as CVs, covering letters and applications had to start in the… Read more » about Kim Machipisa’s BA (Hons) Marketing Communications placement experience
This is a guest blog by current student Catherine Rushton studying BA (Hons) Public Relations. Working in a luxury 5-star hotel in the heart of Kensington for a year was quite the experience! I managed to step inside the life of an affluent achiever and experience all of the benefits that come with it. However,… Read more » about My placement experience at the Royal Garden Hotel
This is a guest blog by current student Cecilia Bawden. Our year at uni is split 50/50 between placement and practice. A uni week is made up of 37.5 hours of learning time, and a placement week is 37.5 hours of practice time. Each year we have to complete a minimum of 900 hours in… Read more » about Midwifery- 50% placement, 50% practice!
This is a guest blog by current student Martha Davis studying BA (Hons) Communication and Media. My experience When I said I was heading to Greece for a few months to work in marine conservation, many people oohed and ahead, envying at the mamma mia lifestyle I was heading to! I can confirm that living… Read more » about International placement with Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation in Greece
Hey there, my name is Alejandra and I’m a Master’s student from Colombia. As part of my course, MSc Nutrition and Behaviour, I had to undertake a work placement of 12 days. Although it sounds like a short time, I discovered that there is a lot to do and learn. This is the story of… Read more » about Finding a placement and making the most of it
This is a guest blog by current student Siân Venables Hello there! My name is Siân and I am a placement student currently studying Computer Visualisation and Animation at Bournemouth University. I have spent the past eight months working in industry as a visual effects artist and, come September, I will be returning to BU… Read more » about My placement overseas in Vancouver