Courses / Modules / UOSM2038 Year in Employment

Year in Employment

When you'll study it
Whole Academic Year
Level 5
Module lead
Marta Crosby
Academic year

Module overview

The Year in Employment (YiE) is an opportunity for undergraduate students across a range of programmes to undertake a placement year whilst remaining enrolled to the University of Southampton. Students complete their placement after their second year of study in an industry of their choice for up to 12 months. The minimum period required for a placement under the Year in Employment is 30 weeks (or equivalent) based on the assumption of a 40-hour working week.

Students receive support in preparing for placement applications and a placement induction prior to beginning their placement. Whilst on placement, students are asked to complete six optional blogs detailing their experiences. These blogs are designed to complement the learning outcomes of the Year in Employment. Blogs are completed via blackboard and students have access to a verity of resources to support their blog writing. Feedback is given on three of the six blogs that are submitted.