You can gain practical work experience as part of your degree by choosing to take a work placement year.
You'll gain valuable experience to help you decide what kind of career you might like when you graduate and you'll be well prepared for the world of work. Taking a work placement year will extend your degree to four years.
The University has links with a range of organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors in the UK and overseas. Our dedicated staff across the School will help you to find and apply for suitable placement opportunities. However, if you’d like to find your own placement, we’ll offer advice and support to ensure it is a suitable placement opportunity.
Internships are another great way to gain valuable work experience alongside your degree. You could work during the University holidays or part-time during the year. We offer a range of exclusive internships with a range of employers, and there are opportunities across campus too.
Volunteering is another way to develop valuable skills alongside your degree. At Leeds there are plenty of opportunities to get involved — including being on the committee for your halls of residence, working on a Leeds University Union community project or volunteering for a charity in the Leeds vicinity.
Kirsty Riley French and Linguistics
During my year abroad I worked as an English Language Assistant at three primary schools in Pau, which is in the South West of France. Working in three different schools meant that I got three different experiences of teaching in France. I had very different roles at each school therefore I felt I acquired a lot of skills because of this.View Profile