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“I had an incredibly interesting and fun year but also greatly widened my skill base in preparation for the word of work. I now have a career direction and something to aim for!”
— Nina Cattaneo
Placements with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd, and the British Olympic Association
Our students have taken placements at:
- British Olympic Association
- London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG)
- Victoria University, Australia
- Bristol Academy of Sport
- Event 360
- City Year
- Warminster School
- Platform 51
- Body & Soul
- Cornwall Council
We offer an optional placement year to our students during the third year of study on the following programmes:
Overview of the placement year
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Type of placement
There are many types of professonal placements in a wide range of organisations in the private and public sectors, including:
- youth work
- social services
- research assistantship roles in academic departments
- work in charity/not for profit sector
- sports clubs
- government organisations (such as the British Olympic Association)
- sports marketing
- event management
All placement jobs are at a junior professional level. Ideally, you will be given a project or a piece of work that will be your individual responsibility. The job will provide you with a challenge and allow you to use existing skills and develop new ones. Placements may involve an element of routine work as well.
Our dedicated Placements Team will support and guide you through the recruitment process to gain your placement. View an overview of the placement support process.
When to decide
You can decide to undertake a placement year when applying to study, however it is possible to change at any point during the first two years of study. We strongly advise you to consult your LEA to clarify any requirements if you do change during your first year of study.
You will be expected to actively participate in finding a suitable placement during your second year of study with support from the Faculty Placement Team throughout.
Requirements and assessment
Your placement must be at least 30 weeks in duration; however this does not necessary need to be with just one organisation.
You will remain in contact with the University during your placement and your progress will be monitored and assessed through mid-placement reports and a placement report at the start of your final year of study.
You will be visited by the Placements Tutor or Placements Officer (if possible) and we expect placement providers to allocate a supervisor who will act as a mentor.
Hear from our students on placement
You can find out what some of our students are doing on their placement year by viewing their placement blogs »
If you have any quiries then please email: firstname.lastname@example.org