Placements are available across a wide range of disciplines including business management, marketing, IT, engineering and laboratory assistance.
There are two programmes.
The term time programme is 100 hours’ work, part-time around your studies.
It runs from October to May and is open to all current Newcastle University students from any degree discipline.
The summer programme offers part or full-time placements over a 5 or 10 week period.
It runs from June to September andis open to all current and graduating Newcastle University students from any degree discipline.
BSc Biomedical Sciences
Graduated July 2016
Personally, after completing my project I feel more confident as I developed a range of transferable skills. During my project I communicated with students and professionals, collected data and analysed it using statistical software that has improved my communication, analytical and IT skills.
I produced a final report and a presentation that immensely enhanced my confidence in public speaking and taught me how to produce professional pieces of work.
Undertaking the placement is also a great chance for students to explore new employment areas and expand horizons especially for those unsure about their career choice.
I would definitely recommend to students to undertake a placement, which is as a bonus very well paid.
Graduated July 2015
The scheme is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience of working in a professional environment. The choice of projects available extend over a wide range, there is always something for everyone.
Being paid for your project is an added bonus to the range of skills you develop. It is an opportunity not to be missed whilst studying at Newcastle University and is a unique experience.
BSc in Biomedical Sciences
Graduated July 2014
This is a really useful scheme helping students gain relevant work experience to supplement their degree studies. Gaining subject or industry-specific work experience is a great way to boost your CV and increase your chances of being employed after studying.
This scheme really helped translate subject matter taught in lectures into a working situation, and provided the experience of working within the science industry.
The 100 hour placement structure of the programme was ideal, as the flexible hours could be arranged to fit around my University timetable. The programme can also help forge relationships between students and companies, and can open up potential job prospects.
Upon the completion of my placement I was offered a permanent part-timeposition within the company.