University of Bath

Writing a Placement Grant report

Find out how to write an Alumni Fund Placement Grant report, which will be shared with the alumni and friends who generously supported you.

Tips for writing a good report

Placements give students the opportunity to apply their learning to the world of work, gain valuable professional experience, and develop skills through discovering different cultures and places. Placements also offer students a competitive advantage when they enter the job market.

Your placement was granted Alumni Fund support because the panel saw it as a valuable and imaginative opportunity to support your learning goals, and a worthwhile project with which to represent the University of Bath. Your report should show your donors of the importance of such projects for both you as a student and the wider community.

Think about the following:

  • Where did your placement take place? What did you do? Why was it a worthwhile project?
  • What other skills and experience did you gain during the placement?
  • What did your placement grant allow you to do, that might otherwise have been impossible?
  • What aspects of the placement did you find most challenging or interesting?
  • How do you feel you have developed personally during the placement?
  • What other activities you have been involved in while on placement, and how have these aided your personal development?
  • How has your placement experience made a difference to your University life, or how will it do so in the future?
  • What would you like to say to the donors whose donations supported your placement?

Including photos in your report

Showing people, rather than just telling them, is a more effective way of communicating how important your grant was in helping you to achieve your goals. Try to include a picture that captures what was so interesting about your placement that attracted funding in the first place.

A photo of someone working at a computer dones't convey what made your placement interesting enough to support it with a grant. Instead, try to take pistures where you're actively taking part in placement responsibilities, in such a way that the photo tells the story of the placement.