Research@Work: preparing students for their placement year
Research@Work is a unique five-day course for second-year undergraduates who will be completing a one-year work placement as part of their degree.
The course is run as if it's a work environment and provides students with the tools they need to prepare them for their work placement and enable them to observe and reflect on complex organisations. When students return to Lancaster for their final year on completion of their one-year placement, they write a dissertation on their workplace experience. It means that the sandwich year is not just a year out in industry: it's embedded in their academic experience at Lancaster.