Finding a suitable placement for a Year in Industry/Placement Year can be daunting for any student. However, this may be even more true for students (such as myself) with a disability. In this blog, I will give you my top tips for finding a placement and negotiating any concerns you may have as a student … Continue reading Top tips for finding a placement as a disabled student
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
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
So: you’re on your way to an Open Day. You’ve got an inkling of what you want to do, where you’d like to go and who you want to be – but how do you make sure you’re making an informed and considered choice about your future? The solution is easy. Ask as many questions … Continue reading The Five Best Questions to Ask at an Open Day
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
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
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.
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!
It is hard to believe it has been over three months since I started my year in industry placement with the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Upland Research team. I have learnt a lot and had so many great experiences. Make no mistake, the last three months have been hard, and definitely not quite what … Continue reading My Year in Industry: Expectations and Reality
Decisions, Decisions I knew I wanted to do a year in industry even before I had chosen to study at York. Hearing about the opportunity at various open days, I knew it would be good for me and would boost my rather low confidence before leaving university. I became even more certain of this partway … Continue reading My Year in Industry: First Steps – Getting a placement