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.
Chapter 10: 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 ...