1. One of the main reasons that many students attend university is to improve their employability and future job prospects. It's fair to say that a degree can go a long way to helping you succeed in your future career, however it's often the additional experiences you gain along the way that can really make you stand out from other candidates at job interviews. To ensure our students get the vital industry experience that employers are looking for, the Work Based Learning module is built into the majority of our courses. Work Based Learning isn't something which just looks great on your CV, it gives students key opportunities to develop practical, work-related skills such as project management and to put what they've learnt in the classroom into real life situations; while testing out future careers.
  2. Early morning on my way to take part in the evil capitalist machine 馃槀 great first day #mychesterstory #workbasedlearning #business #finance #forest #travel
    Early morning on my way to take part in the evil capitalist machine 馃槀 great first day #mychesterstory #workbasedlearning #business #finance #forest #travel
  3. Our students undertake a wide range of placements and get some amazing opportunities and valuable work experience to boot.
  4. The view from the top of Chester Cathedral from day 1 of my placement 馃枻 #mychesterstory
  5. Another busy day at the Funky Aardvark #workplacement #uochester 馃枌馃帹
    Another busy day at the Funky Aardvark #workplacement #uochester 馃枌馃帹
  6. Have you even done a work placement if you don't post on instagram in your high vis? #weekone #smashedit #lakedistrict #workbasedlearning #mychesterstory #highvis #surveying #crazyhours #geography #tiredbuthappy
    Have you even done a work placement if you don't post on instagram in your high vis? #weekone #smashedit #lakedistrict #workbasedlearning #mychesterstory #highvis #surveying #crazyhours #geography #tiredbuthappy
  7. Fun day in the field today #placement#highvis#geographyfun#mychesterstory#chesteruni
    Fun day in the field today #placement#highvis#geographyfun#mychesterstory#chesteruni
  8. Honestly can't beat views like these when walking to the beach #nature #sea #cliffs #pretty #nationaltrust #workplacement #uochester
    Honestly can't beat views like these when walking to the beach #nature #sea #cliffs #pretty #nationaltrust #workplacement #uochester
  9. Finally got a seal kiss, enjoying working at blue reef so much 馃悷馃悹馃悺 #mychesterstory #workbasedlearning #sealkisses
    Finally got a seal kiss, enjoying working at blue reef so much 馃悷馃悹馃悺 #mychesterstory #workbasedlearning #sealkisses
  10. Thanks to NME for giving me the opportunity to shadow on the Brian May interview! He was such a lovely guy and this picture makes me so happy! My work experience is going well and I am learning more everyday 鉂わ笍 #workexperience #nme #interview #shadowing #learning #work #uni #student #uoc #universityofchester #musicjournalism #brianmay #queen #queenin3D
    Thanks to NME for giving me the opportunity to shadow on the Brian May interview! He was such a lovely guy and this picture makes me so happy! My work experience is going well and I am learning more everyday 鉂わ笍 #workexperience #nme #interview #shadowing #learning #work #uni #student #uoc #universityofchester #musicjournalism #brianmay #queen #queenin3D
  11. Billy is creating the design of the whole booklet馃尀
The whole team has spent hours and hours on drawing doodles, symbols and objects to give it the extra personal touch馃憣鉁
#mychesterstory @uochester @chesterbusinessschool #placement #workbasedlearning #students
    Billy is creating the design of the whole booklet馃尀 The whole team has spent hours and hours on drawing doodles, symbols and objects to give it the extra personal touch馃憣鉁 #mychesterstory @uochester @chesterbusinessschool #placement #workbasedlearning #students
  12. In only a short space of time, students manage to get involved in lots of different tasks and activities.
  13. It's great to hear how much students have enjoyed their Work Based Learning placements.
  14. Had an amazing time today with Timmy the Tapir at my placement. Also in the picture is Sian, another WBL student from Chester uni. #wbl #mychesterstory #chesterunimodule #secondyears #placement #tapir #timmy #bellyrubs #collegezoo #timmythetapir #reaseheathzoo #cleaningdutiesarefun #dontletthisend
    Had an amazing time today with Timmy the Tapir at my placement. Also in the picture is Sian, another WBL student from Chester uni. #wbl #mychesterstory #chesterunimodule #secondyears #placement #tapir #timmy #bellyrubs #collegezoo #timmythetapir #reaseheathzoo #cleaningdutiesarefun #dontletthisend
  15. Had the best time on placement these past 5 weeks! It hasn't been without its difficulties, and I'm definitely not going to miss the 5:45am alarm. But it has made me fall in love with teaching, and given me the motivation I needed! Second year = complete 馃挭馃徏馃榿 #uni #placement #highschool #teaching #ta #english #blackandwhite #smiles #2ndyear #done #chester #uoc #mychesterstory
    Had the best time on placement these past 5 weeks! It hasn't been without its difficulties, and I'm definitely not going to miss the 5:45am alarm. But it has made me fall in love with teaching, and given me the motivation I needed! Second year = complete 馃挭馃徏馃榿 #uni #placement #highschool #teaching #ta #english #blackandwhite #smiles #2ndyear #done #chester #uoc #mychesterstory
  16. Snap I took at Chester Zoo while on my placement, missing the place and guys more and more 馃悗

#work #university #chester #zebra #zoo #exotic #photography #photo #photographer #landscape #sun #summer #animals #friends
    Snap I took at Chester Zoo while on my placement, missing the place and guys more and more 馃悗 #work #university #chester #zebra #zoo #exotic #photography #photo #photographer #landscape #sun #summer #animals #friends
  17. Today was my last day at Placement! I have had the most amazing time and it's been a pleasure to work with everyone at fairplay house. Going to miss everyone loads. And see you in the future 馃檴 #secondyear #mychesterstory #bigswing #placement #workbasedlearning #fairplayhouse #amazing #chesteruniversity #looklikeachild #oneontheleft
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