Student working in an office on his placement

Make the most of your placement

Whether you’ve found a placement or are still looking, this guide contains essential information to help you prepare for and succeed during your placement, as well as tips for coming back to your third year.

“One of the best things I’ve done. Not only have I gained more applied knowledge in my subject, but I have had the opportunity to link existing knowledge with theory and real-life case studies.”

Rose, BSc(Hons) Psychology, placement at Southmead Hospital

By the end of your placement you’ll have learned a lot from the experience including:

  • knowing how your programme discipline applies to industry, and vice-versa
  • improved your communication, self-management, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • understanding the way an organisation is structured and operates
  • reflection on what you want from your future career.

Before you start

What to consider before you start your placement, from registration and fees to accommodation and health conditions. 

Support during your placement

Who to contact at UWE Bristol for support and advice, and how to make use of the University library remotely.

Make a good first impression

Brush up on your interpersonal skills with these pointers to help you settle in to your placement environment and make a good impression.

Complete your academic module

What you need to know about studying an academic module whilst on placement.

Coming back to UWE Bristol

Put your new skills into practice and make the most of what you learned on your placement.

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