Making the Most of Your Placement


John Neugebauer & Jane Evans-Brain

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    To our families

    Anne, John and Ruth

    Robert and Bethan


    In preparing this book, we have drawn both on our own knowledge and experience with working with students and graduate development but we have also researched with a wide range of universities, placement organisations, and, most of all, students themselves.

    Many people gave us their views and encouragement by being interviewed for the book, and reading early drafts. We wish to thank everyone who supported, facilitated, inspired, or informed us during this process. With such a wide range of people involved, it seems unfair to pick out individual contributions, but also wrong not to acknowledge those who have particularly given valuable time to help us. So thanks to Faith Pilgrim, Sophie Runcorn, Sue Johnstone, Susan Jackson, Leanne Glide, Heather Collier, Paul Thomas, Ross Hovey, Dorothy James, Clare Jeffries, Katie Leak, Thomas Lamb, Paul Hammond, Kristina Lau, Thomas Brown, Sian Paley, Maria McCabe, Maria Feenan, John Charles Neugebauer, Jacqueline Smith, Erkan Hassan, Libby Beck, Jim Wood, Karly Crewe, Sidonie Flook, Edel Conway, Nathan Redshaw, Alexandra Mottram, Rhys Bevan, Sue Durbin, Rachel Skew, Professor David Clutterbuck, Jane Measures, Heather Jones, Duncan Greenman, Alysha Morgan, Libby Beck, Donna Miller, and Charlie Leake, and all the individual students, universities and organisations contributing to research for the book.

    We would also like to acknowledge the support and encouragement from our publishers, SAGE, and particularly to thank Kate Wood and Clare Wells for their patient and professional support as we moved from concept to final manuscript for the book, and the anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments and suggestions.

    Every care has been taken to ensure the current accuracy of information, but information which is right one day can quickly become out of date, or may not be applicable to particular individual circumstances. Neither the authors nor the publishers can accept responsibility for the current accuracy of information contained in the book and you are strongly advised to check current conditions from the sources we have signposted in the book.

  • Appendix: Useful Websites


    AIESEC offers a wide range of international opportunities.


    For a wide range of information including tax and social security benefits.

    GO Wales

    Great selection of placements in Wales.

    Inland Revenue

    Internships in the USA

    Library facilities away from your own university

    Money management

    Money made clear

    Financial Service Authority Money Made Clear

    Mountbatten Scheme

    National Council for Work Experience

    For a wide range of information and contact points.

    Sites for placement opportunities


    For information and sources on graduate job opportunities.

    Rate My Placement

    Shell STEP Summer Placements

    Working Abroad


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