As part of the University of Bath’s successful 50th anniversary Community Festival, the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences’ placements team highlighted the opportunities for students whilst taking a professional placement as part of their degree.

The placements team talked to the local community about the types of placements that our undergraduate students undertook – everything from health psychology, to investment banking, working in political, charitable and educational organisations, in elite sports institutes and corporate settings in the UK and around the world. Visitors were asked to guess the distance of our furthest placement student, who is currently situated 11,463 miles away in New Zealand.

One lucky visitor won a life sized bear, having guessed the name (Winnie!) from over 170 options, highlighting the diversity of our students and their placement destinations across Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa and the Americas.

The team displayed the winners of a photo competition, in which students were asked to submit a photo that captures the essence of their placement, along with a snappy caption. Local businesses donated prizes for the three categories.

  • Best overall photo awarded to Sara Scott (BSc Psychology) on placement at Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenham, who received the prize of Afternoon Tea kindly donated by the Bath Crescent Hotel.

  • Best photo awarded to Anna Caryk (BSc Modern Languages and European Studies) on placement at Breakthrough Internations, Russia, who received the prize of dinner for two and a cider tasting board kindly donated by The Stable.

  • Best caption awarded to Edward Neeld (BSc Economics) on placement at the New Zealand Treasury, New Zealand, who received the prize of two tickets to Komedia’s Saturday Night Krater Comedy Club for his photo ‘Commute to Middle Earth’.

Find out more information about offering a placement within your organisation or contact Emily Richards, to find our more about the placements programme.