Summer placements strengthen university/business bond
Thu 17 June 2010, 11:33 am
The University of Reading has won funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) that will allow some of its students to engage in summer internships at local businesses this summer.
The internships will support the recommendations of last year's government report from the Panel on Fair Access to the Professions by helping to overcome some of the obstacles to participation in the professions amongst under-represented groups.
Focusing on six vocational areas, construction management and surveying; law; museums, galleries and archives; psychology; real estate and planning; and systems engineering, the placements will draw on and strengthen the existing bonds the university has with the regional business community.
The importance of this link between businesses and places of learning is examined in detail in the forthcoming R:UK magazine and also in a podcast with Reading College principal Sally Dickett featured on this website.