Art, Design and Architecture Placements

Through placements you can receive a real taste of what is on offer in your chosen industry, helping you to confirm your professional intent once you have left the University.

  • We have the 9th highest proportion of sandwich course students in the UK
  • The School has a 95.8% record of graduates going straight to employment and/or further study
  • During 2015/16, 59% of eligible ADA students undertook a placement year. This equates to almost 480 separate placements
  • 83% of all students who undertook a placement year gained a first class or upper second class degree (from courses that participate in placements).

Many of our students return from their placements with sponsorship for final year projects and in some cases the offer of a permanent job from their host company. This reflects our excellent graduate employability record, which currently stands at 94.1%.

Students with a disability - Disability should not prevent you from securing a placement and we encourage all students with a disability to aim to do a placement. We can offer support and advice on overcoming any perceived challenges.

More information about UK and International placements and the Enterprise Placement Year can be found in the links below but if you have any queries, please contact the Placement Unit by phone or email, details can be found at the bottom of this page.

UK Placements

A fantastic opportunity to gain industry experience

International Placements

A chance to experience life in another country

Enterprise Placement Year

Set up your own business

Contact Us

Keiran Smith
Placement Officer
Tel: (01484) 473518