Welcome to Placement PAL Central!
Placement PAL is a branch of PAL that specialises in providing guidance around placements.
Unlike regular PAL (delivered by Level 5 to Level 4), Placement PAL Leaders are Level 6 Leaders that deliver to Level 5 students. This is due to the fact that they have already undertaken a placement and can impart their wisdom and experiences on placement related topics, as well as help Level 5 students to prepare for placements.
Each faculty runs Placement PAL in a different way, tailored to the needs of the students. However the content remains very similar and Placement PALs are trained and provided with a recommended list of topics to cover, including the placement search, tips for CVs, portfolios, application forms, amongst other related employability concerns.
Typically Placement PAL Leaders run between 3 and 6 sessions over the entire year, less frequent than regular PAL given the workload of the final year.
James has been one of our fantastic Placement PAL Leaders for the Faculty of Media & Communication. He facilitated some great sessions during the FMC Placement PAL events. Find out more about his placement story.
Josie worked closely with her Placement Co-ordinators to ensure she delivered some fantastic Placement PAL sessions for the Department of Life & Environmental Sciences within SciTech. Find out more about her placement story.