Placement profiles

Placements, competitions and volunteering all provide valuable ways to develop experience outside of the classroom. Here, our current and former students share their stories.

Landscape Architecture student Elise Strommegjerde Aure

I had a unique insight into industry and developed my plant knowledge

Elise Strommegjerde Aure MLA Landscape Architecture

A Workplace Insights bursary saw Elise researching bee-friendly plants, at a friendly and environmentally focussed practice

MA Landscape Architecture student Saachi Pramod Parasrampuria

I made mistakes and I learnt from them; it was a wonderful experience.

Saachi Pramod Parasrampuria MA Landscape Architecture

Saachi found that her three month summer internship, at Lizard Landscape Design and Ecology, gave her a taste of the professional world, as well as a chance to learn alongside experienced colleagues.

Second year undergraduate Laurie Pugh (centre) with Head Gardener Mark Dixon (left)

My experience was unique, rewarding and fun. I am so glad I pushed myself to do it.

Laurie Pugh Landscape Architecture, BA

Three weeks volunteering at Sullington Old Rectory immersed Laurie in the experiences of a working gardener and helped her to appreciate the time and persistence it takes to plant the beds she is learning to design.

BA Architecture and Landscape student Katherine Langley

Hands-on experience has given me a greater understanding of the processes that go on beyond design.

Katherine Langley Architecture and Landscape, BA

A month at Sussex Prairie Gardens, where no two days were the same, helped to improve Katherine’s plant knowledge.

Poppy King

Getting your hands dirty is the best way to learn.

Poppy King Architecture and Landscape, BA

Poppy completed a three-week placement at Sussex Prairie Garden – Britain’s largest naturalistic garden – in the summer between her 2nd and 3rd year.