This study guide is an invaluable resource for any student doing a work placement as part of their degree. The text provides practical and thorough advice to help students select, prepare, and navigate through their first experience of organizational life.

Back at University

Back at university

Placements are not just about getting a placement – hard as that might feel at times – nor are they about surviving – thriving – in the placement itself. Your placement is a means to an end: gaining employability skills; learning how to learn in the workplace; and understanding the interaction between university studies and organisational life. Returning to university needs a further adjustment and often right before your final assessment period. One student noted:

It is hard to return to university – in terms of the work day not ending at 5 or 6 pm, but that you should be continuously working, even ...

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