Student placements – information for students

Use the skills you have gained from your degree while improving your employability prospects.

It comes as no surprise that a survey by Independent Market Research Company High Fliers reveals that students with work experience are three times more likely to get a graduate job offer upon completion of their studies (Source: High Fliers Research Ltd, 2013).

Keele University encourages students to participate in placements as part of their degree where possible. Completing a placement improves the skills and attributes gained from your degree and also improves your graduate employment prospects.

Benefits of a placement as part of your degree

  • Helps to improve the skills and attributes gained from your degree
  • Significantly improves your chances of getting a graduate job
  • Enables you to apply subject knowledge theory to real-world practice
  • Allows you to explore and test out career ideas

Current placement opportunities by degree/discipline

See a full list of student placement opportunities by degree/discipline.

If your degree does not appear on the list then see our advice on how to find your own placement opportunities as it has advice for those wishing to do a placement when it does not feature as part of their degree.

Contact us

For more information about student placements, please contact your school office.