You will undertake placement during your second or third year. This will be a full-time three month placement or a part-time equivalent.
PIPS will give you as a student the opportunity to work outside of an academic research environment. Your placement will allow you to see first-hand how a particular employment sector functions and what skills you as an employee have or would need to develop to thrive in such an environment.
As a researcher, you will gain many transferable skills and it is important to put these into context. Undertaking an placement will allow you to see how you can use these skills in the working world and use them to boost your employability. Finding a PIPS is student-led, giving you valuable experience for when finding work in your future career.
Your PIPS placement and future career opportunities will be supported by an Annual Careers Conference where you will be given the tools to successfully find your PIPS, as well as hear about other student's experiences across different career sectors.