The majority of Aston students complete a work placement in their third year, greatly enhancing their graduate employability. We've developed a Placement Mentoring scheme to provide you with an extra level of support before and during this invaluable experience. You will be matched to a mentor who has undertaken a placement in the field that you are interested in. Your mentor may be a final year recently returned from placement, or a third year currently out on placement who will mentor you via e-mail.
Since Optometry and Pharmacy students complete pre-registration placements at the end of the degree course, mentors in these subjects will discuss their pre-registration search rather than their experiences of having completed one.
Your mentor can offer support on areas including:
Jacks and Charley who were matched together as Placement Mentee and Mentor talk about Peer Mentoring.
Ana talks about her experience as a Placement Mentor.