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Bournemouth University Business School (Faculty of Management)
Faculty of Science & Technology
Faculty of Health & Social Sciences 
Faculty of Media & Communication

The PCs can help you match your proposed placement to the relevant course, will promote your opportunities to the students once they are live, and can help all parties make the most of the opportunity. 

The Bournemouth University Business School is recognised internationally as a leading provider of undergraduate courses in Tourism, Hospitality, Events, Business Studies, Accounting, Finance & Economics, Sport and Retail. A fundamental aspect of our courses is the work placement. This ensures that students enter industry having developed skills and attributes that can make a positive contribution to their host organisation.

  • Jackie Darke - (Undergraduate Accounting, Finance & Economics, BSc Marketing, MBA and PG Management) 01202 965019 - Mornings Mon - Fri, 9am - 1pm
  • Karen Harper - (undergraduate Business Studies, Tourism Management, International Hospitality, ST PG January Cohort Masters) 01202 965466
  • Sue Sykes - (Undergraduate Sports Management, Sports Psychology and Coaching Sciences, Sports Management (Golf), Sports Development & Coaching Sciences, Events Management, Events & Leisure Management, ST PG Sept Masters Cohort.) 01202 961824

The Faculty of Science and Technology have courses covering science, technology, computing and design, all well regarded by employers; our students are offered the chance to complete a placement as part of their courses.

We believe you can learn just as much from a relevant work placement as you can from studying a course with us, which is why we encourage all of our students to go out into the real world and see how things are done.

  • Julie Gill (Life & Environmental Sciences, Archaeology, Anthropology & Forensic Sciences) 01202 961727

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Our clinical training programmes leading to a professional qualification within The Faculty of Health & Social Science, include Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic Science, Social Work, Physiotherapy and Operating Department Practice.

Our non-clinical programmes include Sociology, Sociology and Anthropology, Sociology and Criminology, Nutrition and Clinical Exercise Science.Students on these programmes are all eligible to undertake a sandwich year in industry.

If you are interested in recruiting students from within these areas, we have a number of opportunities you can get involved in within the Faculty. Each year we hold a sector specific careers fair (see Annual Events), where you can exhibit to our students and promote any placement or graduate schemes within the degree areas mentioned above.

If you are looking to come onto campus and want to promote your job opportunities further (whether it’s a placement scheme, part-time or graduate role) you can hold a presentation on campus. This is great way to get in front of students directly and raise your profile with our student body.

To discuss a placement or graduate role you wish to advertise to our students, or to discuss any of the above please do not hesitate to contact:

  • Gail Combes (Health Science sandwich placements, Nutrition, Sociology+ Criminology, Anthropology) 01202 967433

Experience is particularly important in the fast-paced, highly competitive fields of media and communications. At The Faculty of Media & Communication, we believe that applying knowledge gained on a course, to a relevant work placement, is invaluable; which is why every one of our undergraduate courses gives students the chance to undertake a work Placement.

Many of the organisations we work with request our placement students year on year because of the knowledge and skills they develop in the early stages of their degrees. We are looking for Placement opportunities in Computer Animation, Media Production, Advertising, Marketing, PR, Journalism, Communication, History, English and Politics.

  • Andy Guard - (Advertising, Corporate Communications, Multimedia Journalism, Media Production) 01202 965423
  • Sophie Hobbs - (Media and Communication) 01202 961056 (Tuesday and Thursday 1pm-6pm Wednesday 8am-1pm)
  • Emma Norry - (Scriptwriting for Film and Television, Film, TV, Computer Visualisation and Animation, Computer Animation Arts, Software Development for Animation Games & Effects) 01202 965532
  • Jackie Darke - (Law with Pathways, Marketing Communications & Public Relations) 01202 965807 (Monday - Friday 1pm - 5pm)

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