We are one of very few UK psychology courses to offer year-long professional psychology placements. Students from all of our single honours and joint honours programmes can consider applying for a placement. This is an excellent opportunity for students to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in a practical context, and to gain an important advantage in a competitive job market.
Our students are undertaking placements in a variety of settings, for example working for the NHS Foundation Trust, Northumbria Police, Newcastle University Institute of Neuroscience, and local mental health support charities. We have a dedicated placement team who secure a set of placements, and students can also source their own placement.
Placements also present a good opportunity for placement providers to recruit knowledgable, hardworking, and enthusiastic placement students. Placements can be offered on either a paid or voluntary basis. Placements can be in any role relevant to psychology, and should be on a full-time basis for a period of 9 to 12 months.
Interested in hosting a placement student? If you would be interested in receiving more information about psychology professional placements and in considering hosting a placement student then please contact our placement team at Psychology.UGPlacement@newcastle.ac.uk