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1 Work Placement & Study Abroad
Extending your degree to 4 years

2 Four Year Programmes Additional year between 2nd and 3rd years
Choose Year in Industry or Study Abroad Academic requirements: Year in Industry – Year 1 average of 50 or above Study Abroad - Year 1 average of 60 or above Don’t need to decide until 2nd year.

3 Benefits Confidence Employability Grades Skills & Experience
Career direction Placement – can lead directly to graduate job Study Abroad – can develop network of international contacts

4 Costs Reduced fee to the university Retain student status:
Student loans Student discounts & exemptions Some LEAs pay for study abroad flights ERASMUS currently pays a grant Work placements are usually paid - £10k - 33k (£15k is the average)

5 Year in Industry One of the most effective ways of standing out in the graduate job market LUBS placement year guiding principle: It’s more important to develop job-seeking skills than to “place” a student in a job Students find their own placement – in the UK or overseas

6 Year in Industry Support for finding a placement
2nd year module From Study To Work Reflective learning log Vacancies advertised on blog Skills sessions from employers We only send highly motivated students who have been offered a contract of employment. Students are encouraged and supported to find the best sector, role and location for them.

7 Where do students find jobs?
Economics placements Government Economic Service (inc. HM Treasury, Department of Health Management placements IBM, Xerox, Accenture, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, M&S, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, Asda, Proctor & Gamble Accounting placements The “Big Four” – serves as an extended interview

8 Why study abroad? An exciting and challenging opportunity to gain experience of living and studying in another culture as part of your degree Choose from almost 200 institutions university wide, many specific to the Business School Gain confidence, broaden your horizons, and develop skills and experiences which can improve your future employability. Image: xedos4 /

9 Study Abroad - Worldwide
Leeds has exchange links with universities in the USA, Canada, Australia, South America, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and many more Places are allocated on academic merit and a strong personal statement This year the Business School is sending 42 students on a study abroad year to destinations throughout the world. A full list of university exchanges is here:

10 USA

11 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Drexel
Business School links Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Drexel Excellent locations for summer internships in New York and Philadelphia Business School students are welcome to apply for any of the worldwide exchange destinations that the University of Leeds has to offer, but in addition there are several universities who are exclusive to the Business School. We’ve developed these partnerships to be of particular benefit to our students and to......

12 Australia

13 Canada

14 Study Abroad in Asia Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taiwan Learn about Chinese culture and business Cost of living is cheap Ideal location for further travel in Asia

15 Europe – the ERASMUS scheme
Business School partners in France, Spain, Germany, Sweden and Denmark Many courses are taught in English, and offer language tuition as well Currently ERASMUS students do not pay tuition fees to either the home or destination university and are eligible for a non-means tested grant of up to £2000 More information on ERASMUS is here

16 Scandinavia University of Lund, Sweden & Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Courses taught in English Excellent international reputations

17 Germany Mannheim Business School No. 1 Business School in Germany
Study partly in English Can include a work placement in semester 2

18 Student’s experiences
“I feel very lucky and privileged to have had the opportunity to live and study in Hong Kong throughout the 2008/09 academic year and I wish I could do it all over again!!!  ” – Jordan Marsh, Study Abroad Student “Overall, personally doing the work placement year was very beneficial, to me and my development. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has the opportunity.“ – Annalise Felton, Placement student at Xerox

19 Any questions? Ruth Long Work Placement & Exchange Programmes Officer
Telephone:+44 (0)

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