Please note that currently many Micro-Placements are remote.
- You will be a part of a selection process where you will receive constructive feedback.
- You will gain experience that will allow you to stand out in applications.
- You will develop your confidence and resilience.
The Micro-Placements are flexible to fit in with your studies, usually you will work between 2 and 4 hours a week for a maximum of 30 hours duration.
These Micro-Placements are open to current University of Suffolk students studying in the following locations: Ipswich, East Coast College, Suffolk New College, and West Suffolk College.
How do I apply for a micro-placement?
Read through our flyer (below) then send a CV and cover letter stating why you think you will benefit from a placement, tell us about your skills and if you would like a Mentor as part of the placement.
If you have any questions please contact Annabelle Richardson firstname.lastname@example.org
Before you apply please see FutureMe for support with your CV and cover letter.
Applications are closed for 2021/2022.
- Provides real and ‘live’ work experience
- Flexible to fit alongside studies
- Previous work experience is not necessary
- Contribute to developing the student experience
- They are paid
Placements vary, but examples of past work, projects and areas of the University the placements were include:
- Business Development and Knowledge Exchange (BDKE)
- Supporting the Careers Team with their events.
- Projects with the University of Suffolk Sustainability team and the organisations they work with.
- Infographic projects with external organisations and also the University.
- Working as a Diversity Champion.
- Frontline duties with the Infozone Team.
- Supporting the IT Help Desk.
- Summer research opportunities
- Working with the Health and Safety Team
- Working with the Marketing Team - social media and Blogs.
- Working in the Science Labs (ring fenced to Bioscience and Regenerative Medicine students.)
- Working with the Business Engagement Team in the IWIC, attending events and networking with organisations.
- Undertaking roles with Learning Services in the Library.
- Supporting students as a Student Counsellor (open to second and third year Counselling students only.)
- Creating Social Media posts.
- Projects with the Student Union.
Successful candidates who complete their placement hours can also get additional recognition on their Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) by undertaking these additional optional activities:
· Complete a self-awareness module in FutureMe
· Produce a reflective statement or other artifact, such as vlog, blog or poster
Note: these activities must be completed outside of placement hours.
Towards the end of your placement, the Careers Team will offer a 30-minute careers guidance meeting to reflect on your placement experience, what you have developed, and how the experience can be presented to future employers.