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Case studies

Case studies

Case studies

Jenna King, BSc Psychology

3 placements; Assistant Psychologist, Volunteer and Research Assistant (Clinical Psychology)

"This experience taught me what being a clinical psychologist actually involves - something unique when applying for jobs." More.....

Bethan Rainford, BSc Psychology

Vauxhall Motors, Communications and PR Assistant
"The placement was a brilliant experience which opened my eyes to the real working world, and one that I qwould definitely recommend!" More.....

Fiona Gildea, BA History

The University of Leeds Press and Communications office, Marketing Communications Assistant (Intern)
"I think those that put the most effort in to their work really come away with so much more experience, so if you do get a placement, make sure you are ready to try and make the most of it!" More.....

Catherine McKenna, BA English & Philosophy (Joint Honours)

British Council – English Language Assistant at Peter-Joerres Gymnasium Ahrweiler, Germany
"Definitely do it - no matter how scary the prospect or difficult the process. I considered changing my mind so many times in the second year, but something kept me going, and I can genuinely say it has been the best decision of my life, and one that will continue to affect my future." More.....

Joshua Edwards, BA History

IBM UK LTD - Marketing Assistant
"I have had an invigorating, stimulating and challenging year. I believe I am now fully confident in presenting myself as a valuable asset to companies and organisations in a business environment." More.....

Hugh Stirling, BA English Literature

Placement provider and role: BBC UN Bureau, New York
"There is very much a feeling at the end of it that if you are able to come through it successfully, then you can take on anything. It will give you great confidence to believe that you can achieve success once you graduate." More.....

Constantin Neacsu, MEng Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering 

Cummins Turbo Technologies, Manufacturing Engineer
"I highly recommend taking a year in industry to anyone. It has nothing but advantages and provides for a break from the university life, along with a fresh perspective on courses and projects upon completion." More .....