How do students and staff benefit from academic placements?

For our students:                                                              ell-academic-placements-benefits-to-students

  • It extends their field of knowledge and experience.
  • It gets them out into the 'real world' for a time.
  • They can work at their own pace, in their own way.
  • An in depth understanding of an area can be gained.
  • They will produce a unique piece of work.
  • Each placement is designed around an individual's interests.
  • They will be supported all the way.
  • It encourages the development of advanced research skills.
  • They will work with like-minded people.
  • It looks great on their curriculum vitae.
  • They meet new people and gain new skills.
  • They can try out a career area.
  • Their career network will be extended.
  • It is an exciting new challenge.

For our staff:                        ell-alisondonnell-teaching

  • We enjoy seeing our students try out new ideas.
  • We are proud of what our students can achieve away from the seminar room.
  • Producing autonomous learners is important to us; placements help with this.
  • Our module designs are more rigorously interrogated, by us and our students, if an academic placement is to be undertaken on the module.
  • We enjoy the challenge of linking our teaching to real world situations.
  • Academic placements inspire us to think about our own research and its applications.

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