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Each year the department holds a Careers day for second year undergraduates. This consists of a series of talks given by people working in a range of career areas, including psychology and non-psychology occupations. In the past there have been talks on clinical psychology, forensic psychology, educational psychology, occupational psychology, teaching, human resources, social work, management consultancy and academic research. Class capture recordings of these talks from previous years are available on the VLE 'Psychology Employability Tutorial' under ‘Psychology Resources’> ‘Careers Days’. There is also a programme of talks from the Careers Adviser linked to the department, which include sessions on applications, interviews, work experience and employability. These sessions are compulsory and are shown in your timetable as such.


The departmental employability co-ordinator (Katie Slocombe) and supervisors are always willing to give advice on job options, as far as they are able, but information and advice on career planning is also available from the University’s Careers Service.


A Placement Year is a great opportunity to gain work experience and to jump-start your career. It is a full-time internship in a company or not-for-profit organisation that lasts between 9 and 12 months, usually occurring between the 2nd and 3rd years of your degree. Placements can be in any field and are usually paid.  Assessment is pass/fail and your degree certificate will refer to your placement. Careers and Placements is currently managing a Placement Year program. Learn more about the program here:

If you are interested, you should begin the process of identifying and applying for a placement in the autumn of your 2nd year (at the latest). Watch your email for events and register your interest with Cade McCall (