Placement Year Fee

Undergraduate students undertaking a placement year as part of their degree programme are granted a significant reduction in their Tuition Fee for that year. Undertaking a placement year as a formal part of your degree entitles you to retain your student status and also access to both academic and pastoral support during the year.

Placement years are assessed meaning that students who pass the placement year will have this achievement recognised on their degree certificate.

Retaining student status (as a registered student) allows you access to University and NUSU resources:

  • Library resources (required to complete your assignments)
  • Student Counselling Service
  • Careers Service
  • Chaplaincy
  • Student Wellbeing
  • Students’ Union Advice centre
  • Sports facilities
  • IT account and services

This is in addition to the ongoing administrative, academic and pastoral support provided by either your school or the Careers Service, before, during and after your placement year.  Further information on the placement year can be found on the Careers Service website, including information on whether your placement will be managed by your school or the Careers Service.

Wider student benefits also include;

  • Council Tax exemption
  • Access to Student Loans
  • Reduced travel costs for students working in London
  • Student discounts