Students often say that placements are enormously valuable in helping them contextualise their learning and in improving both their employability and their employment prospects.
Students who do a placement year are much more likely to find employment quickly in a graduate occupation. Play the video to see MMU students talking about placements.
Organising schemes of placement learning does present a range of challenges, including the need to support students whilst meeting the requirements of employers. The interests of the University must be protected through the adoption of the Institutional Code of Practice for Placement and Work-Based Learning and associated guidance and procedures. The sections below provide further information to help you meet these challenges.