Work experience placements have been a regular feature in a number of departments, and are an important way for the University to establish links with local schools. Placements are beneficial to the students taking part as part of their broader education and development, and promote the University as a potential employer across the city and the region.

The Work Placement Guidance notes are intended to provide managers who may be involved in organising work experience placements with the necessary guidance to ensure that the conduct of the placement is both compliant with current legislation, and of maximum benefit to all involved.