This is a guest blog by current student Max Bateson, currently studying BA (Hons) Product Design Futures. Product Design Futures was a new course for Bournemouth University when I first enrolled, replacing its Industrial Design course. I find the best way to describe this course is Product Design without boundaries. This course doesn’t focus just… Read more » about Why BA (Hons) Product Design Futures was the best choice for Max
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 » about How I did my marketing and events placement from home
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 » about My placement year at InterNations in Munich, Germany
This is a guest blogger post by current student Brityn Vreeland currently studying BA (Hons) Marketing Communications. This past year I was fortunate enough to spend 12 months working for L’Oréal Paris and the L’Oréal UKI headquarters in London. During my second year of University, I was looking for placements pretty early on, with L’Oréal… Read more » about My year working for the biggest beauty brand in the world!
This is a guest blog post from current student Rohan Taneja, studying BA (Hons) Communication and Media, recently completed a placement at Brick Digital as a Search Marketing Assistant. Three words to describe my placement search: Educational, fun, challenging Three words to describe my placement: Positive, engaging and inspiring. The most helpful thing I found… Read more » about Rohan’s placement experience
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
This is a guest blog by BA (Hons) Communication and Media graduate, Rebecca Burgess. While I was studying for my final year, PR agency Red Lorry Yellow Lorry approached my course leader looking for promising students to recruit to their graduate internship. They’d had positive experiences with students from the course and, with a year’s work experience under my belt, I… Read more » about Bourne to progress, my placement story
Guest blog by Micaela Sowerby – BA (Hons) Communication and Media student, Intern at DawBell and first-time festival attendee. June. A time for soaking up the sunshine, and sipping sangria…but for us at DawBell it’s also the month of the first major festival in the UK – The Isle of Wight Festival! Beginning in 1968, not… Read more » about When backstage at the Isle of Wight Festival is all in a day’s work!
Be ahead of the game and fully-prepared for placement year by reading this short blog, where I cover applying, the role, location, rent and advice. Placement year comes round so quick so make sure you’re forward thinking as soon as you go into second year! Applying – to make sure you have a placement lined… Read more » about Placement year considerations
Getting a placement can seem easy for some and difficult for others. Its often best to apply for several in the area you wish to go to. If people are not showing a placement opportunity, contact them directly. Some companies will be impressed that you want to do a placement with them. Use your own… Read more » about My Placement: Hospital pathology lab
Name: Glebs Kiselovs Course: BA (Hons) Business Studies with Finance & Marketing Placement: JP Morgan Bank (Bournemouth) Where are you from? Latvia Where was your placement and what was your role? I worked as an Analyst in the Liquidity Solutions Client Experience team. My role was to answer any questions that colleagues from sales, client… Read more » about My Work Placement at JP Morgan
Let me be honest with you. Doing a degree is very hard work. So if the opportunity is presented to take a break from academic work while simultaneously enhancing your employability skills, would you not take it? Well I did. I opted to undertake a placement year as part of my degree. I haven’t regretted… Read more » about Why do a placement year?