My summer of science in Colombia

This summer I embarked on a two-week science research trip with three other students and two lecturers to Colombia in South America. Without doubt this was one of the best experiences of my life, as well as a great opportunity to develop skills for both professional employability and scientific research, and all thanks to doing… Read more »

Why do a placement year?

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 »

Why do a placement?

Placements were a massive reason I chose to come to Bournemouth University. The reason being that for many of the courses at the university, and across the Faculty of Science and Technology, which I’m part of, it is compulsory to do either two five-week summer placements or one whole year placement. The opportunities and focus… Read more »

My high-flying placement

Callum spent his placement working with Monarch Airlines as the company paralegal and has won the prize for the best placement student within his cohort. “The majority of my time was spent dealing with Regulation (EU) 261/2004 litigation, which provides compensation to passengers whose flight was either delayed or cancelled (subject to certain conditions). Within… Read more »

Perks of Placement

So many students seem to be scared of what I’ve heard called ‘the real world’, entering the workplace and suddenly working 9 to 5 (cue Dolly Parton). However, courses which offer a placement can help prepare you for your chosen profession in a way that sitting in a lecture theatre just can’t, however dynamic that… Read more »