This is a guest blog by Mollie Douglas, who is currently in her placement year with JCB. Mollie is studying BSc (Hons) Product Design at BU and will be starting her final year in September. I can 100% recommend doing a placement year, it’s such a valuable experience and the things I’ve learned and been… Read more » about Mollie’s placement experience as a Product Design student
Thinking of going abroad as part of your studies? Whether it’s for studying or working during your placement year, there’s lots of things to consider before going in order to make the most of your experience and have the most fun! I spent my placement year working in Spain for 3 months and studying in… Read more » about How to make the most out of studying abroad
Did you know that most BU students are eligible to receive funding in order to study and work abroad? If challenging yourself in an international setting sounds like your kind of thing, then keep on reading for all the necessary details! The new Turing Scheme enables BU students to study or work abroad during their… Read more » about Study and work opportunities abroad at BU
This guest blog from Aila talks about her experiences of working abroad in Germany as part of her placement year as an International Sales and Marketing intern. Welcome to my international placement year blog. My name is Aila and I am a level 5 student, who is studying International Business studies (now BA (Hons) International… Read more » about Spending my placement year in Germany
As summer was approaching I was super nervous and at the same time excited about applying for multiple jobs at multiple companies for my placement year. For sure, it was a roller coaster ride. I did not know where to get started and had suffered many setbacks but in the end, all of it was… Read more » about How I got a paid placement in UK as an international student….
This is a guest blog post written by BSc (Hons) Psychology with Forensic Investigation student, Georgia Stevenson. Georgia is currently taking a placement year working as an honorary Psychology Assistant at the Queen Elizabeth Foundation’s Care (QFC) and Rehabilitation centre. Here at QEF Care and Rehabilitation Centre, we help people regain their quality of life… Read more » about Georgia’s placement experience as a Psychology Assistant
Guest blogger, Zayd Lakhi is a final year student studying BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science. During his placement year, he had the opportunity to work at Imperial College London on a project researching weight loss treatment for those with diabetes. Last year I joined a team as a laboratory technician for Imperial College London’s Investigative Medicine… Read more » about Developing treatment for diabetes as a placement student
Being able to work across cultures is an increasingly necessary skill for graduates to impress employers in the competitive job market. Building intercultural competence while studying at university will benefit your career in the future. What is intercultural competence, and what are the opportunities to build these skills? Follow me to discover more! What is… Read more » about Opportunities to build intercultural competence while studying at Bournemouth University
Now that you have graduated! You must have been congratulated for a job well done; to be candid postgraduate programme generally are rigorous. Particularly Master of Laws (LL.M) entails personal research and development alongside the requirement to fulfill some hours of attendance of seminars and lectures. As an international student, the competition is higher, therefore,… Read more » about What next? Deciding your Career Path after Graduating from BU Law.
Finding placement can be scary and tough, believe me, it took me months to secure a role. As I’m doing BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Anthropology, we have a choice of doing a year of placement (meaning my degree would be 4 years) or just 3 years course. For the sake of finding more work… Read more » about Summer Internship in the UK – International Students
This is a guest blog post by current student Saga Oskarson Kindstrand, studying BA (Hons) Politics. My name is Saga, I am doing my bachelor in Politics at BU and just finished a 34 week placement at the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in Copenhagen. I’m born and raised in Sweden but chose to attend… Read more » about My placement at the Foundation for Environmental Education
This is a guest blog by Connie Dayman, BSc (Hons) Sports Psychology and Coaching Sciences student. Connie discusses her placement experience at Southampton Football Club. One of the main reasons I chose to study at Bournemouth University three years ago, was the opportunity to get some real world applied experience for a full year on… Read more » about My Southampton Football Club placement during a pandemic