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How I got my job – Placement year with UCB in Belgium


Biological Sciences student Alisha talks about her decision to do an industrial placement abroad with UCB biopharma, Belgium. She talks about the experience and give some useful advice for students looking to do a placement abroad.

About the placement:

For my year in industry I decided to go to Belgium to work at UCB biopharma in Braine L’alleud (near Brussels). Here I worked in the investigative toxicology department on a project involving drug induced cardiac injury. My activities varied on a day to day basis from undertaking experiments in the lab, to analyzing data and compiling literature reviews in the office. This meant that I got to experience how research projects worked in medium sized pharmaceutical companies such as UCB, and being in a relatively small department meant that I was making a real contribution to the project, which will lead to me having my name on a poster and published article next year. Continue reading

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Placement year abroad: Teaching English in Finland

So you would like to do a placement year, and ideally you would like to work abroad.. If you aren’t a languages student this can be a daunting task, but the Careers Centre can help. In this blog post Sociology & Social Policy student Amy Ackroyd tells us how she has found her year working abroad.

Amy ackroyd

I am spending my 3rd year on work placement, working in a Kindergarten in Finland and so far it has been an amazing, unique and valuable experience. Continue reading

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