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Health Sciences

Preparing for your placement

As a student studying on the BSc (Hons) Healthcare: Management, Policy and Research we will support you throughout the placement process in a range of ways. The more you engage in the opportunities available, the better prepared you will be to find your placement and undertake it successfully.

Year 1:

During your first year you will be offered activities to help you to evaluate and develop your skills. You should reflect on your existing skills and think about what specific evidence you have to demonstrate them to others. You should also consider those aspects of your skill base or experiences you would like to develop and think about how you can do this.

You will also take part in activities that are compulsory for your degree. For example you will learn about work selection and recruitment and take part in team development activities to help you build your team working and leadership skills. Many of your modules will also develop key skills and you should take time to reflect on these and think about how they complete your other skills.

A short Easter or summer placement would be a further opportunity to consider in order to gain experience that you can put in your CV for your placement application. Career Destinations the University's career advisory team runs schemes that can help you discover exciting opportunities that you might benefit from. See the links on the right of this page.

Year 2:

In your second year you will commence a year-long module specifically designed to support you in applying for a placement. The content of this module is designed to develop the skills needed to secure your work placement and will cover the following areas:

This module is delivered through fortnightly workshops which help you develop your knowledge about employment and the skills needed to succeed in the recruitment and work environment. Your learning will be further facilitated through training events delivered by Careers Destinations, placement providers and the Faculty of Health Sciences Employability Coordinator.

Realise Your Potential
Realise Your Potential

Key facts

Careers Destinations have loads of workshops, one-to-ones and online materials which can help you to secure your placement. Follow the links to find out more.

Career Destinations

Getting it right: CVs Applications and Interviews

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