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Academic Application and Benefits for University of Southampton in Uk

Academic Application and Benefits:

  • The placement year is an assessed and credit-bearing opportunity, which is worth 120 credits.
  • The skills gained whilst on placement will enhance a student’s learning and can be applied to modules in the final year of studies.
  • A placement is proven to have a positive impact on a student’s final year academic performance as students are often more focused and better prepared for the graduate recruitment market.


  • Student finance is available whilst on placement, at a reduced rate. This is case by case and will usually be means tested.
  • Whilst on placement, the tuition fees are reduced to 20% of the normal rate.
  • ERASMUS+ funding is available for students to apply for if they are considering placements within Europe.
  • Global Opportunities funding is available for students to apply for if they are considering placements outside of Europe.
  • Most placement opportunities are paid; salaries vary depending on industry, company and location of placement. For example, London based placements tend to pay more due to the cost of living in the London area – these are also highly competitive positions.
  • If a salary is not on offer, expenses and living costs may be covered at the discretion of the employer.

Experience and Employability:

  • Valuable work experience to add to a CV – putting students in a strong position to apply for graduate vacancies.
  • Experience of a formal application and employment process.
  • Helps students stand out from other candidates as they can offer both academic understanding and industry experience.
  • Preparation for, and exposure to, the graduate recruitment market.
  • Graduate recruiters within a business will often recruit from their undergraduate placement students, so when students obtain an undergraduate placement, if they perform well they may also be considered for a graduate role in the future.

Professional Development and Skills:

    • Business engagement development.
    • Work orientated skills that students may not gain within the typical classroom environment, e.g. interpersonal skills, presentation or team working skills.
  • Experience of workplace culture.
  • Keeping up-to-date with current developments in a student’s sector of interest.
  • Obtaining key contacts and building a network.

Personal Development:

  • Transferable Skills, such as building confidence and maturity.
  • Experience of a student’s ideal industry/role.
  • Continuous support from the Student Information Office, before, during and after a placement to help guide students through the process.


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