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Sandwich Year Placement Programmes with the Enterprise Team


Sandwich year placements

New Freelancer placement

Applicable to all sandwich year students

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Emma Redfern, The Calming Club (Launched on the work for yourself sandwich year placement). Click for details!

The Applied Professional Diploma is now included as standard with all placements!

We have developed the Applied Professional Diploma for students undertaking a sandwich placement from the academic year 2020/21 onwards.

Applied Professional Diploma

Now included as standard
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Work for Yourself

This is a 48 week self-directed placement, supported by the Hallam Enterprise Team.

You can apply as an individual, partnership or in a group of up to 5. It will give you the opportunity to kickstart your venture and test out the market.

Take your ideas as far as you want to. You don’t need a business plan prior to enrolling.

All you need is an idea that you are passionate about, plenty of enthusiasm and commitment. Your idea may change, and you may not have a business at the end of the process but the focus is on your self-development and the knowledge and experience that you learn throughout the process.

Questions? Contact us here

Online Magazine

This is a 48 week self-directed placement, supported by the Hallam Enterprise Team.

This placement will give you the opportunity to shape the future of your own magazine, take ownership and develop it in your own way.

This academic year saw the first team of three students pioneer The Student Aspect online magazine. The team have complete ownership and can continue to develop the publication into final year and beyond, if they so choose.

Key areas you will work across (in a team of up to 5): research and development; search engine optimisation; website management; writing and editing; guest writer management; social media strategy. 

Questions? Contact us here.

Hallam Pop-Up Shop

This is a 48 week self-directed placement, supported by the Hallam Enterprise Team.

The Hallam Pop-Up Shop is located on Howard Street, opposite the main Owen Building Entrance. Each year we recruit a team of up to 5 students to manage the Hallam Pop-up Shop as their own business venture for the duration of their sandwich year placement.

As a member of the management team you will responsible for coordinating the pop-up shop bookings and the shop’s social media and marketing strategy.

You will also have the opportunity of planning and hosting key themed events of your choosing, over the course of your sandwich year placement.

Questions? Contact us here.

Innovate. Create. Develop

This is a 48 week self-directed placement, supported by the Hallam Enterprise Team.

Do you want to tackle an issue that you are passionate about? Do you want to create change and have a positive impact on the lives of other people?

You will work in multi-disciplinary teams of up to 5 individuals to work on a variety projects that will focus on delivering a meaningful social or environmental impact on people’s lives. Your project could be concept only or, ideally, something that you can take to market. The projects will come under one of 4 key themes:

– Education
– Health
– Equality
– Environmental

Questions? Contact us here.


This sandwich year option is only open to Art & Design / Media Arts & Communication students.

This 48 week flexible sandwich year placement gives you the opportunity to combine paid work from an employer-based placement alongside time spent developing yourself as a freelancer, supported by the Enterprise Team, to advance your longer term career ambitions and build up a stellar portfolio.

You will be expected to spend at least 50% of your time on freelance-based work, whether that is developing your style and your portfolio or taking on freelance work. You decide how you allocate your time across the 48 weeks.

This may be for you if you:

Like the idea of a sandwich placement year that is very flexible.

Want to take responsibility for yourself and proactively find work that you are interested in.

Want to work on different pieces of work with a number of clients

Want to build a portfolio of experience and project outcomes

Questions? Contact us here.

Professional support

From 1-1 support to a wide range of highly informative workshops, we help you take your ideas to the next level.

Meet some of our 2020 sandwich year students