#PlacementLife

  • My experience working in the charity sector

    For the last nine months, I’ve been interning at the National Literacy Trust (NLT), a charity dedicated to transforming the lives of disadvantaged children in the UK through literacy. I’ve just finished my placement and thought it would be a...

  • How to earn some extra cash while on placement

    For those of you who are lucky enough to be paid for your placement, I am jealous! Working an unpaid 9-5 job can be tough on our finances, especially as students. Earning some extra cash is always something I have...

  • 5 top tips when applying for a placement

    If you’ve made it to this stage, congratulations on deciding to take a placement year! It can be a great way to gain some valuable experience and pick up transferable skills. And it could even be a fantastic opportunity to...

  • How to settle into life on placement

    For many placement students, our placement year is the first exposure to the world of work we experience. Acclimatising to these new roles, often in new surroundings, can take time due to large (and small) changes in our lives, however,...

  • Deciding whether or not to take a placement

    Placement year. What even is it? Deciding whether to take a placement year is no easy decision. But I’m hoping this blog can give you some insight into what a placement year is and whether it's for you. Why did...

  • The Placement Perspective

    Having now completed my placement, I thought I’d share a few thoughts about the experience of having a placement year, and why I’d 100% recommend it to anyone considering applying for placements.  Subject-specific merit  The first, and probably most obvious...

  • Placements are about people

    As social creatures our relationships form one of the most essential aspects of our lives. The relationships we establish with ourselves and others are fundamental in shaping our experiences and how we develop, especially during new and transitional periods of...

  • Moving on - the new normal

    So it seems that things are finally looking up! Vaccine rollouts are astronomical, shops, restaurants and other businesses are opening again and the sun is shining down on us all. But what does this mean for students and our placements/courses?...

  • A Day in My Life as a Placement Student Working from Home and Living in London

      Hi everyone! I’m Milly, a third year Sociology student currently on placement in London. I’m originally from Oxford but decided to live in London during my placement year as this is where the office of the organisation I work...

  • 5 tips for surviving a Level 5 lockdown (Dublin edition)

    On the 21st October at midnight Dublin entered a Level 5 lockdown. This lockdown meant that all non-essential businesses (including clothes shops) shut, restaurants could only offer take-aways and individuals were restricted from moving beyond a 5km radius of their...