You’ve had the chance to over-indulge in pigs in blankets, Mum’s cooking and other home comforts over Christmas, but now you’re back at Uni where the days are getting a little brighter in the evenings, you’re starting exciting new modules and just getting used to writing 2018 on your work (and crossing out 2017 everytime). You’ve come back with a renewed energy, and New Year Resolutions you are determined to keep.
Ellis, a Media Studies student is working as a Music Promoter for his placement year at Hot Vox based in London. He tells us why he loves his placement, why he recommends doing one and what it’s like working in the exciting music industry.
Abbie Smith graduated in 2017 from our BA (Hons) Film and Television Studies course at the University of Portsmouth. Abbie tells us how her placement helped her get her current job at the BBC and why students should “take the plunge” and do a placement.
Fedar, a Computer Games Enterprise student, talks about how a placement outside the games industry has given him a deeper understanding of the topics in his degree plus a great salary.
Mac, a Digital Media student, is working as a Graphic and Web Designer during his placement year at TopCashback. He tells us why he loves his placement and what his pretty impressive highlight has been so far.
A placement year “is the best time to get real hands-on experience” according to Alex Marin who graduated in 2016 with a 1st in BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design. In between years 2 and 3 of her degree Alex completed a placement year at Debenhams and she explains how this helped her in her final year and to get that graduate job at Topshop.
Robert Moisuc is a Music and Sound Technology student working as a Sound Engineer at an exciting music promotion company in London; Hot Vox. He tells us about his experience so far, gigs and festivals he’ll be working at and what it’s like being in the fast paced music industry.