Placement: University of Plymouth TY868


Location: University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA

Placements are available throughout the teaching term. To help you select a date that works with your timetable, here are the University of Plymouth term dates.

Each placement is supported by a £1000 ENTHUSE bursary.

To express your interest in a placement, please complete this form and send it to:

The final part of the programme is a one-day professional development experience, held 2 to 6 months after your placement.

This opportunity is suitable for STEM secondary/FE professionals with an interest in engineering or applied sciences.

Going on a placement at the University of Plymouth will help you to:

Inspire your students – increase your own understanding of medical, dental and biomedical sciences by attending lectures, seminars and laboratory sessions. Meet with students, researchers and lecturers working at the university and gain an insight into teaching innovations and the breadth of curriculum content available to students entering this field.

Build strong links with a local university – connect with a local university to develop staff and student experiences, with the aim of creating a longer term partnership. Help to boost your students’ confidence in making degree and career choices. Find out more about the skills and competencies required for a science-based career and gain ideas for future collaboration (eg work experience, mentoring, speakers).

Enhance your advice on careers options – gain useful information about how to support students to make university applications through UCAS, and develop a wider knowledge of how to support students in making career decisions, taking into account future STEM industries.

University Information:

The University of Plymouth is an innovative and dynamic university teaching medical, dental and biomedical sciences. Our courses are delivered using small group teaching methods including problem based learning (PBL) and we are constantly updating both the content of our teaching and the methods we use to deliver it to reflect the latest pedagogic research.


This placement offers you an opportunity to:

  • provide inspirational experiences for teachers, which will in turn help them to inspire their students
  • support the transition between A Level and Higher Education, helping to highlight routes of study and future STEM related careers
  • develop firmer links between school/college and university
  • equip your school or college in response to the Government’s Careers Strategy

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