“My role involves anything from coming up with ideas and designs for infographics, tip sheets and eBooks, to social media posts, direct mails and landing pages. Every day is varied.” Claire Dunford is studying Graphic Design and is currently on placement as a Junior Designer at Really B2B in Portsmouth. She tells us how her placement has improved her confidence and why she loves working for Really B2B.
Denis, a Digital Media student, started his own digital design agency during his placement year on a Self-employment Placement Year option. He had a successful year and continues to run his business in his third year.
Denis encourages other students to take a placement year saying:
“There is a big difference between University theory and putting your ideas into practice.
You don’t learn to ride a bike by reading about it, you get on and try it.”
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.
How time flies! I cannot believe I have been working as the Placement and Employability Ambassador for a month! I’ve had a great few weeks here and enjoy the feeling of being busy again (because Third Year doesn’t do that enough – obviously!).
I thought I’d write a blog post to give you an insight into my job and what I get up to in this prestigious and coveted role…
Kirsty Hampton is a Film Production student working as the only Video Media Specialist at Xerox. She tells us about her experience so far, how she was concerned that her work wasn’t good enough and why Xerox is such a great company to work for as a placement student.