Five reasons you should go for a Placement Year

Thinking about a Placement Year?

Nigel Collins, Faculty Placements Officer for Science and Health, tells all on taking a placement year.

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Making a difference – MSc placement in cancer research

It’s another placement success story!

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MSc Cancer Biology student Ryan Blake recently completed a placement with Cancer Research UK at their world leading research facility in Cambridge. Ryan spent 3 months working on-site in CRUK laboratories to gather data for his research project, looking at the role of molecules involved in breast cancer development and how they can be used as targets for drugs. Continue reading

“Taking an Essex Internship was the best decision I made after graduating….”

An internship can help you build your confidence, develop workplace skills, apply your knowledge in a practical workplace setting, prove yourself to an employer, and can substantially boost your employment prospects. Completing an internship after you graduate could also give you the edge in the job market and allow you to try out different career options.

But don’t just take our word for it; two of last year’s success stories – Candis Roberts and Claire Parry-Witchell – talk here about their internship experience at Essex.

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