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Learn about students’ placement experiences

Placement stories

Whatever you’re looking to get out of your BU placement, it’s guaranteed to be memorable. You’ll hopefully look back on it, in years to come, as a defining point along your chosen career path.

Read on to learn first-hand about the experiences of our students, as well as those of BU alumni who have mentored our students on placement. 

From applying your learning in an industry setting to developing new skills, meeting new colleagues and building up your professional network, you’ll soon have your own story to share. 

Watch our students' placement stories

Read Rebekah's blog

Rebekah Phillips

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy student, reflects on her six week placement in a Neurological Rehabilitation Unit:

I'm so grateful to have this experience under my belt. I learnt so much about physiotherapy and mental health that I'll carry with me for the rest of my career.
Read Alma's blog

Alma Dirisu

BA (Hons) Marketing Communications, shares what she's gained from her placement at Oracle Corporation:

This experience has allowed me to prepare mentally and physically for what life after university will be like. As well as finding a work-life balance, my placement has taught me to manage my finances.

Going full circle

It’s not just our students who benefit from a placement. Many of our graduates continue to work closely with us as part of our Alumni mentor scheme and take on current students for placements, having themselves experienced a work placement while studying.

In March 2020, three BU alumni and their placement students shared their experiences of this initiative  and the benefits that it brings.

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Placements explained

Find out more about placements while you study with us, from finding the right placement to companies you could work with and more.