Work Based Learning

NUI Galway is committed to improving our students’ employability.

Work placement is an accredited placement module that is embedded into an increasing number of programmes at undergraduate level here in NUI Galway. Students work while on work placement is academically assessed and contributes to their overall assessment for the year.

Hosting a work placement student in your organisation has many benefits. Many organisations come back year after year to host students from NUI Galway because they are impressed by the quality of our students and the positive impact they make in the organisation.

  • Students offer a source of skilled labour and an insight into new practices being taught in HEIs.
  • Students provide a flexible and cost-effective solution to recruitment needs and help ease staff workload at busy times.
  • They bring new ideas and new perspectives into the workplace.
  • Employers can recruit an additional resource to undertake projects.
  • Employers can identify potential new recruits and create a feeder pool for future graduate recruitment.