Working with our students

The HSS Partnerships and Placements team is keen to connect with organisations as we continue to develop student work placements.

Our aim is to provide students with an excellent work place experience along with demonstrating the broad scope of opportunities in the workplace and community available to them through their field of study.

We are always interested in hearing from organisations who can host a student on an unpaid, short term basis. Placement duration, tasks and projects can be flexible to fit round your requirements. The team is also here to provide guidance on health and safety, and risk assessments prior to the placement.

Please see our work placement policy for further details.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the content and nature of placements may have to change. This will be done in discussion with placement providers.

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“The Criminology placement students adapted very well to our fast-paced work environment and became part of the wider team easily. They were an absolute pleasure to host.”

Criminology Placement Provider, Spring 2020

“The Oxford Brookes Criminology placement students were able to understand first-hand the impact of crime on victims and gain insight into our organisation.”

Victims First Emotional Support Service

“The Criminology Placements students provided us with additional capacity to undertake research which we may not have otherwise been able to support.”

Cherwell District Council

Find out more

For more information or to discuss any opportunities you may have and how Oxford Brookes University can support you, please contact the Placements team at

Alternatively, complete the work placements form with your details and we will contact you.