Presentation on theme: "Work Placement & Study Abroad"— Presentation transcript:
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 AbroadAcademic requirements:Year in Industry – Year 1 average of 50 or aboveStudy Abroad - Year 1 average of 60 or aboveDon’t need to decide until 2nd year.
3 Benefits Confidence Employability Grades Skills & Experience Career directionPlacement – can lead directly to graduate jobStudy Abroad – can develop network of international contacts
4 Costs Reduced fee to the university Retain student status: Student loansStudent discounts & exemptionsSome LEAs pay for study abroad flightsERASMUS currently pays a grantWork placements are usually paid - £10k - 33k (£15k is the average)
5 Year in IndustryOne of the most effective ways of standing out in the graduate job marketLUBS placement year guiding principle:It’s more important to develop job-seeking skills than to “place” a student in a jobStudents find their own placement – in the UK or overseas
6 Year in Industry Support for finding a placement 2nd year module From Study To WorkReflective learning logVacancies advertised on blogSkills sessions from employersWe 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 placementsGovernment Economic Service (inc. HM Treasury, Department of HealthManagement placementsIBM, Xerox, Accenture, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, M&S, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, Asda, Proctor & GambleAccounting placementsThe “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 degreeChoose from almost 200 institutions university wide, many specific to the Business SchoolGain confidence, broaden your horizons, and develop skills and experiences which can improve your future employability.Image: xedos4 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
9 Study Abroad - Worldwide Leeds has exchange links with universities in the USA, Canada, Australia, South America, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and many morePlaces are allocated on academic merit and a strong personal statementThis 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:
11 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Drexel Business School linksRensselaer Polytechnic Institute and DrexelExcellent locations for summer internships in New York and PhiladelphiaBusiness 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......
14 Study Abroad in AsiaShanghai, Hong Kong and TaiwanLearn about Chinese culture and businessCost of living is cheapIdeal location for further travel in Asia
15 Europe – the ERASMUS scheme Business School partners in France, Spain, Germany, Sweden and DenmarkMany courses are taught in English, and offer language tuition as wellCurrently 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 £2000More information on ERASMUS is here
16 ScandinaviaUniversity of Lund, Sweden & Copenhagen Business School, DenmarkCourses taught in EnglishExcellent international reputations
17 Germany Mannheim Business School No. 1 Business School in Germany Study partly in EnglishCan 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)