- Visiting a professional practice to gain an insight on how you could fit into the industry
- Gaining some professional experience for yourself
- Allow you to work in a real life business which relates to your programme of study
- Stand you in good stead for the future and also give you a real life, in-depth look at the practicalities of working in the industry
- Ensure that students understand how an organisation functions and how their work can make a contribution.
- Enhance their learning experience and career prospects by applying their academic knowledge and capabilities in the workplace.
What can you learn from industrial experience?
- Become aware of the culture and structure of a working environment.
- Strengthen links with industry and commerce.
- Develop new capabilities and skills.
- Gain some direction- where you want to go or where you don't
- How a professional workplace operates and how you might fit in
- Gain contacts
- Learn how to improve your portfolio
What form/ format could industrial experience take?
- Placements, actually working for a company
- Visiting studios
- Networking, gain and increase your contacts
- Talking to professionals
What areas of industry are you interested in?
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What are your concerns about industrial experience?
- Am I good enough to work in the industry and gain some experience
- Finding a placement in an area that doesn't suit you or that works in a way that you don't
- Not being able to gain any experience
- Lack of confidence