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What is a placement?

A placement is a period of skilled, managed work experience which is usually assessed as part of a student's degree. These are completed at specific times of the year to fit in with different course requirements, so it is important to discuss how we can work together in advance of these times.

Placements are an in-built part of the university curriculum for a range of degree courses, allowing organisations to draw from a breadth of subject knowledge when engaging with UEA and our students.

All students can be involved in placements, including undergraduates, Master's students and PhD students.  UEA is investing in more opportunities for students to develop work-based learning so we’re keen to work with you as our programmes grow.  There will be increasing opportunities for you to get involved and in touch with the next generation of talent.


  • Placements can be an effective way to work with students to complete a project or undertake research for your organisation
  • Students can offer fresh ideas and approaches to tasks, injecting new life into your business
  • Placements can offer the opportunity to identify new talent and be used as part of a recruitment process, acting as a probation period before you decide whether to recruit someone after graduation.

Download our Employers Guide to UEA Placements for more information.


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