In the Faculty of Health and Education at Manchester Met around 2000 students have Work Based Learning (WBL) experience integrated into their curriculum between January and June every year. These experiences are wide ranging and the university are constantly looking for new ways in which their students can contribute to the local community while putting their skills into practice. They mainly have students from Psychology, Health and Social Care and Nutritional Science who require WBL placements.
Students normally go into organisations for 1 or 2 days a week for 5-10 weeks. Full details of the different student specialisms and WBL placement timetable scan be found here.
Some of the WBL placements and projects that our students have completed over the last year have included marketing/awareness campaigns, fundraising activities, wellbeing programmes, positive mental health masterclasses, as well as research to support programmes or develop new activity.
If any of the above would be useful to you or you have another idea of how students could support your organisation, please get in touch with Nikki Palin (email@example.com) who can arrange a call or virtual meeting at your convenience.