Professional work placements are key to what we do at BU. In some cases, a placement will be part of a degree’s structure – but every undergraduate and many postgraduate students have the opportunity to do one.

Our Placement Coordinators can help you plan your opportunities, promote them with specific cohorts, and can help all parties make the most of the opportunity. Once on a placement the student and organisation are supported by a Placement Development Adviser.

  • A description of each of the four BU Faculties can be seen below.
  • For Placement Coordinators (PCs) contact detail please view this page.
  • Please note that placement criteria is tailored for each course, and for specific guidance and time frames the PCs can offer the most accurate advice.

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.

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For Placement Coordinators contact detail please view this page

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.

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For Placement Coordinators contact detail please view this page

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.

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For Placement Coordinators contact detail please view this page

The Faculty of Media & Communication works across a range of disciplines within BU, helping our graduates realise their ambitions in careers that span media production to law, animation, journalism, politics, education and academia, and beyond. Find out more about our staff, students, facilities, research and the work of our individual departments.

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For Placement Coordinators contact detail please view this page