Case study

Learning through work - Leeds Trinity University

11 May 2016

Leeds Trinity was one of the first universities to include compulsory professional work placements within every undergraduate degree. Staff work with more than 2,000 businesses across all sectors, both regionally and nationally, to deliver placement schemes, while supporting students who source placements themselves.

Following this, the Professional Learning Through Work module is available to the majority of the final year undergraduates at the university. This module requires students to negotiate and effectively co-design a project in conjunction with an employer on an individual case-by-case basis. Tutors oversee the negotiation process and final sign-off of projects to ensure what has been agreed is sufficiently robust and challenging.

“She has been professional, ambitious, tenacious and really hard working. She has time and again gone above and beyond the call of duty to make this radio documentary happen and it’s really paid off for her. I am obviously delighted she has been selected on an internship at Radio 1Xtra which has been her dream. It just shows that hard graft does pay off.”
-Jenny Eells, Broadcast Journalist and Producer of the BBC #MyBradford website, talking about radio documentary project by Oriana Storey

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