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Warwick students: Availability

Find out the best times to access our students. Access our definitions for work types via our Options section.
Type October - Early December (10 weeks)
General access Take advantage of recruitment focus: Busiest recruitment period, organisations on campus attending events, lots of interest from students as they consider and commit to plans for the year ahead. Larger organisations set application deadlines for the end of the year, so take advantage of the momentum/focus to catch students' attention via myAdvantage, our free vacancies portal. A lot of interest, but also a lot of competition!
Internships (outside of studies) Up to 20 hours per week part-time, within commuting distance of the University
Internships (12 month) Eligible students (including finalists) researching and applying for 12-month opportunities. The University operates a Voluntary Year Out for Work Experience Scheme scheme, providing undergraduate students without placements options in their degree to take a year away from their studies to gain work experience.
Placements (part of degree) Individual departments will have their own timetable for planning, consolidating and undertaking placements: speak to us regarding the students you are looking to engage with
Work shadowing All students (Undergraduate, Masters and PhD) available according to their own Timetables
Project Work New graduates available to begin Knowledge Transfer partnerships. Formal communication with academic departments is difficult as core teaching is at its peak
Mentoring Students are keen to reflect on the summer's experiences with existing mentors, making it an ideal period to capitalise on a recruiting conversation. Students may be open to new mentoring relationships as they start the new year. Warwick Alumni can take part in our eMentoring scheme
Casual work Up to 20 hours per week part-time, within commuting distance of the University
Volunteering Up to 20 hours per week part-time, within commuting distance of the University
Type Early December – Early January (3 weeks)
General access Students less likely to be focused on applying for opportunities
Internships (outside of studies) Students tend not to undertake internships
Internships (12 month) Students less likely to engage with adverts and recruitment activities for the Voluntary Year Out for Work Experience Scheme
Placements (part of degree) Formal communication with academic departments difficult
Work shadowing All students (Undergraduate, Masters and PhD) available according to their own Timetables
Project Work Formal communication with academic departments difficult
Mentoring Students are available around family, travel and other
Casual work Students (including International student visa holders) available full-time around family and travel commitments
Volunteering Students (including International student visa holders) available full-time around family and travel commitments
Type Mid January – Mid March (10 weeks)
General access Optimise this work experience "prime time": A great time to attract students to work experience opportunities for immediate or delayed start, after the intense Autumn term recruitment period has eased. Use our vacancies portal, myAdvantage, to promote your opportunities.
Internships (outside of studies) Up to 20 hours per week Part time, within commuting distance of the University
Internships (12 month) Non-finalist students agreeing in-principle absence (Voluntary Year Out for Work Experience Scheme) with academic department
Placements (part of degree) Individual departments will have their own timetable for planning, consolidating and undertaking placements: speak to us regarding the students you are looking to engage with
Work shadowing All students (Undergraduate, Masters and PhD) available according to their own Timetables
Project Work Individual departments (including those offering graduate-based Knowledge Transfer Partnerships) will have their own timetable for planning, consolidating and undertaking project work: speak to us regarding the students/curricula you are looking to engage with
Mentoring Students are keen to begin and maintain mentoring relationships as they start the new year. Warwick Alumni can take part in our eMentoring scheme
Casual work Up to 20 hours per week part-time, within commuting distance of the University
Volunteering Up to 20 hours per week part-time, within commuting distance of the University
Type Mid March – Mid April (5 weeks)
General access Some students may prioritise revision over finding or participating in work experience.
Internships (outside of studies) Students available for internships but may be prioritising revision
Internships (12 month) Non-finalist students agreeing in-principle absence (Voluntary Year Out for Work Experience Scheme) with academic department
Placements (part of degree) Formal communication with academic departments difficult
Work shadowing All students (Undergraduate, Masters and PhD) available according to their own Timetables
Project Work Formal communication with academic departments difficult
Mentoring Students are likely to prioritise revision
Casual work Students (including International student visa holders) available full-time around family, travel and revision commitments
Volunteering Students (including International student visa holders) available full-time around family, travel and revision commitments
Type Late April – June (10 weeks): Exam Period
General access It's not too late: This might be the perfect time to engage with students (including finalists) who are only now emerging from a year of intense academic focus and are looking to make plans for the future. As students undertake exams, they start to transition into the summer period and switch identity from student to potential employee - make sure you have a myAdvantage advert ready to catch their eye.
Internships (outside of studies) Exam period: not usually available Finalists and first years finish first, with second year/penultimate year students timetabled to finish last.
Internships (12 month) Non-finalist students finalise (Voluntary Year Out for Work Experience Scheme) details with University
Placements (part of degree) Exam period: Students and Academic Departments are usually very focused on exams and exam marking, rather than looking ahead
Work shadowing All students (Undergraduate, Masters and PhD) available according to their own Timetables
Project Work Exam period: Students and Academic Departments are usually very focused on exams and exam marking
Mentoring Exam period: not usually available Finalists and first years finish first, with second year/penultimate year students timetabled to finish last.
Casual work Exam period Students may request a different working pattern. Finalists and first years finish first, with second year/penultimate year
Volunteering Exam period Students may request a different working pattern. Finalists and first years finish first, with second year/penultimate year students timetabled to finish last.
Type July-September (approx. 14 weeks)
General access Enable access and plan ahead: Start planning potential work experience projects and resource for the upcoming year. Student are less likely to interact with myAdvantage, however your website and Linkedin profiles may be targeted as they research career plans (often with parental encouragement). Students may take an interest in your company or sector as they reflect on work experience or career aspirations, and may even contact you with last-minute work shadowing or work experience requests. Ask students who are with you for work experience to write a blog or publish a profile on your website, to encourage the "right" speculative applications in future.
Internships (outside of studies) Available, including International student visa holders
Internships (12 month) Students and new Graduates available to begin 12-month internship (students returning for start of Autumn Term in following year)
Placements (part of degree) Formal communication with academic departments difficult
Work shadowing Undergraduate students will be available depending on their personal commitments. Masters and PhD students will be available according to their own study commitments.
Project Work New graduates available to begin Knowledge Transfer partnerships. Formal communication with academic departments difficult
Mentoring Student and new graduates will either be embarking on new experiences, or seeking new opportunities. If your own resourcing allows, this can be a fruitful period for a mentoring relationship. Are you a Warwick graduate? If you would like to find out more about being a Warwick alumni mentor to support Warwick students and recent graduates please see the e-mentoring.
Casual work Available full-time, including International student visa holders. Students tend to prioritise their time to get the best value, e.g. longer, more relevant, paid opportunities. Some students are limited to their home area.
Volunteering Available full-time, including International student visa holders. However, students tend to prioritise their time around longer, more relevant, paid opportunities, unless it offers comparable development. Some students are limited to their home area. See our advertising policy regarding fee-paying positions.

Warwick’s student population includes around 38% International students, who can bring diversity and a global perspective to your business. International students may have visa restrictions that differ from UK students – it is the student’s responsibility to abide by their visa, and your responsibility as an employer to check your employees’ right to work in the UK. To see the advice we give these students about working hours etc, please see our student-facing Immigration Service webpages about working on a Tier 4 Student Visa. It is also recommended that UK/EU students do not work in excess of 20 hours per week during term time.

All University Term Dates can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/study/termdates

Postgraduate students (Masters and PhD)
  • Study commitments such as writing a dissertation, attending conferences, teaching and development training will affect when students are available.