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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
If your degree does not appear on the list then see our ‘Advice on how to find your own placement opportunities’ section as it has advice for those wishing to do a placement when it does not feature as part of their degree.
Advice on how to find your own placement opportunities
Finding your own placement
What to do when you have finished your placement
When you have successfully completed your placement, the work doesn’t end there. There are still a few additional things you should do to ensure you get the most out of the experience.
Post placement advice
Read quotes from Keele students who have had positive experiences while on their placement.
For more information about student placements, contact:
Business Engagement Manager
Careers and Employability Centre, 1st Floor, Campus Library