Degrees with Employment Experience (DEE) - Students
Want to increase your employability, develop you personal and professional skills with the added bonus of a financial incentive? These are just some of the advantages of taking a Degree with Employment Experience.
So what is a Degree with Employment Experience (DEE)?
DEE is a placement year spent in employment and provides an excellent opportunity to apply your knowledge, understanding and skills that you have developed during the earlier stages of your degree. A year in employment will also enable you to further develop your transferable skills, become more commercially aware and may even secure your entry onto the graduate career ladder.
DEE will also be added to your degree title.
When would I take a Placement Year?
Placements are usually taken in the penultimate year of study, so most commonly at the end of your 2nd year of studying your degree.
Please note: if you are interested in undertaking a Degree with Employment Experience it is important that you discuss this with your personal tutor first as your department must give its approval.
Where can I view available Placements?
Listings of placements can be viewed through your MUSE account
- Log into MUSE
- Click the CAREERS tab
- In the MyVacancies box click “Careers Vacancy Service” (highlighted in blue)
- For listings of placements ect. click “Work experience” (highlighted in blue)
- Finally, tick placements (as your type of work experience) and the areas in which you are interested in working
Is a placement year right for me?
Use this website to find out more about taking a placement year. See “Find out more” (top right) and click “Placements – an introduction” for an audio and visual presentation.
Look at the case studies (right hand tabs) for first person accounts of placement years from our returning DEE students.
Drop in sessions
Every Tuesday and Thursday in term time between 1 – 2pm drop in to discuss your placement options further with our Placement Officer, Helen Thorpe.
No need to book just turn up to the Careers Service, first floor, 388 Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2JA for one of these sessions.
During the Christmas vacation and exam period please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment.