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Placements and industry links

The Department of Psychology makes connections with local organisations and sets up placement opportunities each year, to enable students to gain valuable work experience.

Rather than leaving you to organize a whole year out in industry we in the Department of Psychology make connections with local organisations and set up placement opportunities that you can take up during your 3 years of full time study. However for those of you who wish to organize a year out in industry, this is still possible - we will support you by providing contacts and help with applications and no fee will be charged during your year out.

Currently the opportunities we have advertised for our students to participate in include the following:

Area of Engagement

Duration of Engagement

Mental Health Charity

1 evening throughout the year

Helping research in eye tracking technology company

Part time over summer

Hospice for Parkinson & Motor Neurone Disease 

Variable afternoons, weekends.

Client interviews in elderly care

Fulltime block in June or July

Charity supporting survivors of brain injury

1 day a week over 3 months

Therapy for vulnerable children

variable for 6 months

Addiction Advisory service

Half a day a week

Public Sector organization: Behavioural change

half a day a week

Psychology Research

4 hours a week for a month

In addition to the specific opportunities listed on our volunteering webpage, we also provide further contacts and application forms for work-related activities you can participate in, all of which are recognized through the co-curricular Holloway Passport Scheme, which allows students to demonstrate experience outside of academic work. 

The Psychology Placement course is another way our students can get their work recognized. The department offers placements or students can find their own, typically take place during the summer between the second and third year. Student scomplete a log reflecting on the skills they have gained.

" the actual experience very far exceeded my expectations of the value of this internship. The independence we were given allowed us to really push ourselves [...] and I no longer feel daunted by the prospects of independent research" - Lucie Avenell, placement student.

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