Work-related learning

Work-related learning

Work-related learning refers to activities and assignments that use the context of work to develop a student's knowledge, skills and understanding; this includes learning through the experience of work.

We welcome industry and organisation experts to work with us to develop initiatives and activities within courses, examples include:

  • professional skills modules
  • assessment based on client-based live projects
  • industry mentoring schemes
  • job shadowing in the workplace
  • case studies, role plays and simulations
  • field trips
  • advice and training in enterprise, business start-up, commercialisation and funding
  • work experience - paid and voluntary opportunities

Career Development can put you in touch with the appropriate University faculty / school for your sector, please contact us.

Work experience - benefits for you

A work placement, internship or work experience can play a vital role in shaping our students’ future. However, work experience is not merely useful to the student, it can be extremely beneficial to your organisation as well.

Students can bring knowledge, enthusiasm and alternative approaches that could enhance your existing workforce and working practices.

Some of the work experience options for you to consider:

  • 12 month integrated placement (part of the student’s course)
  • Structured summer internship and vacation work
  • Part-time positions
  • Volunteering

To find out how your business can benefit, or to arrange a time to discuss a potential work experience opportunity, please contact us.

Contact us

Tel: +44(0)1227 922204
Email: unitemps@canterbury.ac.uk

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Last edited: 20/03/2017 11:16:00