What is a placement year?
Maria and her friends decided to spend their third year on a work placement. Here Maria explains what that can involve.
Hi, I’m Maria! I'm a third-year English Literature, Creative Writing and Practice student from Cartmel College. I’m from Hertfordshire, near London, but I've fallen in love with Lancaster and can’t wait to return.
This year, I’ve swapped university life for an adventure in the Netherlands, where I’m doing a work placement. You’ll find me wandering along the canals, cycling at sunrise and exploring as much of Europe as I can during my days off. I want nothing more than to be a published author, and I write short stories, novels and travel blogs in my spare time.
If you’re interested in studying a placement year degree or studying abroad, keep an eye on my blogs this year, but don’t forget to check out my other articles. I love creating content about Lancaster and want to help you to get the most out of your university experience. You can follow my Instagram here - @words_of_the_wanderer_ - for more photos and videos about my life abroad!