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.

University Research Principles

University research principles

During your placement and internship, you have two priorities coming from two different organisations: impressing your work-based organisation with your skills, and sustaining your university course work. So far we have emphasised the organisation, but now we turn our attention to getting that university work done on time, and to a high standard.

This chapter is intended to give you practical advice on how to navigate your way through your dissertation. It is not intended as a substitute for more intensive preparation and reading on research methods, and ideas for additional reading are given at the end of the chapter.

Organising for Success

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