The placements module offers students the opportunity to carry out a short placement within an organisation associated with their area of study.
A placement enables you to acquire practical experience within your chosen sector, both using and refining your knowledge and research skills throughout. Most importantly, the placement provides you with the chance to engage with local employers in order to develop your career choices, as well as developing organisational awareness and a better understanding of the working environment.
Case Study - Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU)
Between January and May 2014, MA students Anne Salvarli and Will Hine undertook a placement with the Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU). During this time, they authored a report which was submitted to the Justice Committee on the impact of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) 2012.
Their report, one of two submitted by GMIAU, was subsequently published on the Commons Select Committee website as part of the total submissions.