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 year working for the biggest beauty brand in the world!

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 »

My frontline experience as a physiotherapy student

This is a guest blog by current student Emma Blackman, currently studying BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. COVID-19, what a rollercoaster. Working on the elderly care unit throughout this time has been heart wrenching and emotionally challenging at best. I have witnessed the absolute worst and the absolute best in a matter of months. The team-work I have… Read more »

365 days in the workplace, working for a global team and remotely during COVID-19.

This is a guest post from current student Alma Dirisu, current student studying BA (Hons) Marketing Communications. Oracle Corporation is a technology company that specialises in providing goods and services to other businesses. During my placement year, I was positioned within one of Oracle’s Global Business Unit’s (GBU’s). These businesses are an extension of Oracle’s… Read more »

Giggs Lee’s placement experience

This is a guest blog post by current student Giggs Lee, studying BA (Hons) Media Production.  Placement Company: Picniq Ltd Placement Job Title: Social Media Intern Three words to describe your placement search: Challenging, Rewarding, Competitive Three words to describe your placement: Eye-opening, Educational, Fun What were the hardest aspect of your placement? The hardest… Read more »

Rohan’s placement experience

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 »

My placement as a Midwifery student

This is a guest blog by Verity James, our current BSc (Hons) Midwifery student. One of the fantastic things about studying Midwifery at Bournemouth University is that, within just a few weeks of starting the course, you are out in the real world, learning skills and developing your knowledge through placement. The first seven weeks… Read more »

Work placements. Expectation v’s reality.

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 »

An Open Day guide for parents and guardians

Starting the process of sending your child off to university can feel a little daunting because it’s such an important process. It’s also quite emotional too. My parents definitely felt concerned when I had to start making my choices. It’s important that you get all the information you need to make it smooth and successful,… Read more »