The Professional Training Placement Experience

Follow our current students through their Professional Training placements.

Life as usual during a pandemic in New Zealand?

G’day readers, I’m Addy! In my last post, I explained how on earth I ended up in New Zealand (check that out if you haven’t).  But today! I will be delving into what it’s been like moving to NZ in a pandemic and my experience working abroad. Face masks, Covid tests and 14 days of […]


How I came to do a placement in New Zealand

Kia ora! (Māori for ‘hi’) I’m Addy, a mathematics student who somehow ended up on the other side of the world this year.  You may think I’m exaggerating by saying ‘somehow’, but looking back to just last August, I really had no idea I’d be out here, in New Zealand.  How the seed was planted […]


What I have learnt on my laboratory placement at Eurofins

As part of my degree, I am undertaking a 10-month industrial placement as a Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) with Eurofins County Pathology, Guildford. In my first blog I wrote about why I love working in a Laboratory now I would love to share a bit more about my experience so far! Eurofins is a group […]


What is a placement in Clinical Health Psychology like? My experience so far and some key things I’ve learnt.

Hi there! I’m Maria, a Psychology student and I’m currently on placement as a Psychology Assistant in an NHS Foundation Trust. At first, I was convinced I wouldn’t apply for clinical placements (I really wanted to go abroad!) but, six months into my placement in Clinical Health Psychology, I’m really glad I changed my mind. […]


A Placement Student’s Tips for Proposal Writing

Hi I’m Renee, and I’m a Politics and Economics placement student within the Prudential Policy Directorate at the Bank of England! Given that most of the work I do is confidential, I have decided to write a blog about how to write policies. I have had to write various papers to multiple internal and external […]


My Placement as an Engineering Essential Worker at Caterpillar

I am Dominique Jones, and despite my mechanical engineering placement, I am studying an Aerospace Engineering integrated masters degree. Surrey has been my second home since 2017, so leaving campus to work in the industry for the first time was a daunting thought, yet a moment that my life in education had been leading up to.  In 2020 that time finally came […]


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