School of English Placements

We are committed to developing strong links with employers in Birmingham and the West Midlands. If you take part in a work placement module, you’ll develop skills and abilities in a sector specific context, while ensuring that your academic aims and objectives are met as part of your wider learning journey. 

See the profiles below to read more about where our students have been on their placements and the things they learnt whilst there.

Placement opportunities with the School of English

As an English student, we’re keen you get the skills and experience needed to have a successful career after graduation. During your second year, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement opportunity.

Placement Profiles

Holly Psaliou

Holly completed a work placement at the British American Group, writing articles for their festival and travel guides.

Holly's placement

Alex Round

Alex completed a work placement at Sandwell Academy, working directly with the students who were studying there.

Alex's Placement

Rachel Westwood

Rachel completed a work placement with online platform, Uni News, writing articles for their student news and blog.

Rachel's Placement

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