This is the website for the Registry's Placement Section, providing College level guidance and information on placement and placement-related issues.
These webpages provide a hub for: 1. UG and PG Taught curriculum-based study placements & industrial placements; 2. UG vacation industrial/research placements taken for extra-ECTS credit; 3. PG research placements (integral to a PhD) at a 3rd party organisation
The management of any "placement" is the responsibility of the participating student's academic department.
Projects which form part of a degree are not in themselves classified as "placements". However, part or all of a project may involve a period of supervised attendance at an external organisation, and where this lasts as a single block for 2 weeks or more it would be considered a "placement".
The guidance provided is aimed at both internal staff and internal students. It draws on policy and good practice and references where necessary: the UG Extra-ECTS system, Student Exchanges, Erasmus+, the support available to students planning a placement abroad.
Imperial College is an active participant in the European Union's Erasmus+ programme (2014-2020). Mobility opportunities exist for both students and staff. For students this includes internships and traditional study exchanges. Staff can access travel grants for teaching and training visits.