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This is a guide for Placement PAL Leaders.

Welcome to Placement PAL Central!

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What is Placement PAL?

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 Harrison - My Placement Story

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 Hagan - My 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.

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