A work placement is usually within a commercial business environment. The aim is to provide you with a professional experience that will be of value both during your studies and in your future career. This is a flexible option. You can mix and match longer and shorter work placements in different countries.
Our dedicated and experienced Placements Officer will support and guide you through the recruitment process to gain your placement. Students have been employed in a number of interesting roles for all or part of the year.
- American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (Belgium)
- EURORDIS Rare Diseases Europe (France) (Spain)
- HSBC (France)
- PIE (France)
- Cotton House Hotel (Spain)
- Stay U-nique (Spain)
- DMA Partners Design Consultancy S.L. (Spain)
- Ernst Young (Germany)
- Kern AG Global Translation Services (Germany)
- Techo (Chile)
- The Bubble (Argentina)
- Butera 28 (Italy)
- ABC Schools (Italy)
We have exchange agreements with a wide range of partner universities.
On a study exchange you can spend either one or two semesters in our partner universities in France, Germany, Italy or Spain, or further afield outside of Europe.
Our diverse range of exchange universities are located in capital cities, medium and small-sized towns, where you can experience studying in a very different university system. You will become fully integrated into your selected university, choose a number of appropriate units and undertake assessment in them.
We currently offer a separate exchange with Voronezh State University who provide study placements for students of Russian. Students of Spanish may also study in Santiago, Chile.
The study exchange programme is competitive. Places on the scheme are neither automatic nor guaranteed, but will be offered on the basis of your personal interests and academic performance.
Teaching English as a Language Assistant in a school or college is also a popular and rewarding option. Applications are processed by the British Council. Experiences vary - you may find yourself in a large city or in a rural community, teaching English to small groups of children for around 12 hours a week.
It is also possible to be an assistant outside Europe and some of our students have found themselves, for example, in the exotic locations of La Reunion, Mexico and French Guyana. Assistantships differ in length from country to country but on average last nine months.