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Placement stories

#MyPlacementStory - BU students share their experiences on placement as a part of their course. Choose your video above to hear from current BU students on placement at organisations across the UK. Bournemouth University offers more work placement opportunities to undergraduate students than any other university in Great Britain. 

All our courses enable you to gain experience from work placements ­– developing your industry knowledge and allowing you to create invaluable social and professional networks.

We have successful placement relationships with top employers at home and abroad: in 2015, 1,199 of our students benefited from 30-week placements – more than any other university in England.

From Apple to Xerox, Disney to JP Morgan, and from the BBC to the NHS, you’ll have the chance to gain priceless experience with some of the world’s best employers. And you’ll be able to build crucial work connections, plot future career paths and plan further skills development, thanks to the insights you gain on your placement.

Find out more about how work placements can boost your global employability.

Did you know? 1,470 of our Year 3 students are gaining experience on work placements this year, as well as 1,650 students on NHS-related course placements.


Molly Stephens

"Do it: it will be the most beneficial, exciting and valuable experience of your university degree. It has been the best opportunity and has given me experience I never thought I'd gain at uni.”

Molly Stephens, BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management, placement at CH&Co, 2016

Student placement stories

Ella Watson

Ella Watson

“I’ve laughed, cried and learnt so much. To say it’s been a rewarding experience is an understatement.”

Alex Manu

Alex Manu

“The placement year is amazing, and not just because of the experience you gain.”

Anna-Maria Rusanova

Anna-Maria Rusanova

“Working at IBM was the greatest opportunity of my life, as well as a true pleasure.”