Psychology students looking for placements with local charities/community groups

News from: University of Reading

Here at the University of Reading, we champion placements in the local not-for-profit sector and believe it is a great way for students to build up their experience during their time at University whilst giving back to the local community.

Our Psychology students are motivated, hard-working and eager to help out. Within their second year of study, all Psychology students participate in the Careers in Psychology Module. This module includes a compulsory placement of 80-100 hours which aims to enhance students understanding of possible careers, help them to identify their own priorities and to develop career-related skills. This 80 hours can be completed in one ‘chunk’ or over several weeks/months which provides great flexibility for both the student and placement provider.

Students can undertake their placement at any time during their second year, with the deadline for completing their 80 hours being mid-April. However, we find many students enjoy their placement so much they continue on well beyond this date, into their final year and beyond graduation!

If you would like to find out more information about our placements programme, please contact Emily Matthews – e.matthews@reading.ac.uk for more details.

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