University is all about independence. From turning up to your lectures, seeking advice from your lecturers, to doing extra reading and revising. It is up to you. Securing a placement is the same. Like your coursework and revision , you need to put time and effort into searching for the right placement. I’m going to focus on what I did in order to secure the placement of my choice. Before I started applying for placements, I made sure I attended all the seminars and lectures which were organised by the Careers+Placements Team.
I am a Politics and International Relations undergraduate, who is currently working as a Teacher at Beal High School located in East London. My position includes teaching PSHE, English and Physics to children aged eleven to sixteen, and supporting students with special requirements/needs. I have always considered teaching as a career path, but I was unsure because of the workload and stress which came with the job. However, my placement year has helped me make a more firm decision, and I can proudly say it is a career path which I would love to take on once I graduate, even … Read More