My Pre-Placement Thoughts

The idea of a year in industry or a placement year can be a daunting prospect. So hopefully, this blog will go some way to make you feel better about the process whether you are a first-year just learning about them or a second-year coming close to the deadline for securing one. My placement is … Continue reading My Pre-Placement Thoughts

Reflections on the first month of my placement

Hi everyone, I’m Iona, and I study Social and Political Sciences with Philosophy at York! I’m now a month into my Communications and Government Affairs placement year at GlaxoSmithKline. The time has flown by, so I thought I’d document some of my experiences, reflections, and tips I’ve learnt since entering the world of work! Placement … Continue reading Reflections on the first month of my placement

Environment and Geography: on placement with a physical disability

Introduction I’m Sofia, a Human Geography and Environment (HuGE) student, currently on a placement year as a research assistant at the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), which is part of the University of Gloucestershire. My favourite modules from the degree are Megacities and Urbanisation, Food, Space, Culture and Society, and Development Geographies. This blog … Continue reading Environment and Geography: on placement with a physical disability

Business of the Creative Industries – Industry links

While university itself can be a daunting experience, many may already be worrying about what comes after as they leave education and enter unknown territory…the workplace! Fears about getting a job are no different or arguably even more so when it comes to the creative industries. Particularly among those from lower socioeconomic and minority backgrounds, … Continue reading Business of the Creative Industries – Industry links

My Year in Industry… at a Small Company

Hi, I’m Vinnie, I study Social and Political Sciences, and I did a Year in Industry. I would love to tell you about my work placement, and whether you should consider doing a Year in Industry. A Careers and Placements ‘Year in Industry’ is available to everyone. In my blog, I discuss motives for doing a Year in Industry, my experiences, what I think you can learn, my assessment of the experience overall and what I gained. I present a personal perspective which intends to leave you considering whether you should do a Year in Industry. But further, its about taking control of your university journey and learning more about who you are, and who you would like to become… whilst being paid. Enjoy.

My placement year in a pandemic

I’m Taylor and I am a final year English Language and Linguistics (with placement year) student and I want to share some of the opportunities that are offered as part of your programme of study at the University of York, and in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science. Higher education is not only about discovering more about the subject you love, it is also a great opportunity to immerse yourself in everything that the city and the University has to offer and one of those things is the Placement Year Programme. In my blog, I will be talking about my placement year experience, some of my placement highlights and how this experience has impacted my studies. I hope you are looking forward to coming to York and starting your course. You have so much to look forward to- just remember to grab every opportunity that comes by you!

A Pfantastic Year! Highlights and Learnings of My Placement Year at Pfizer

The process of getting a placement can be really tough. There can be more stages of an application process than you thought were possible and it’s often your first ‘real’ work-related rejections. However, I can tell you first-hand that the bumps in the road along the way will be worth it. My placement year so … Continue reading A Pfantastic Year! Highlights and Learnings of My Placement Year at Pfizer