Bespoke Opportunities

The Careers Service works in partnership with these key organisations in the town of Aberystwyth to deliver annual and tailored work experience opportunities:

Classroom observation experience at Penglais Schoolpenglais school logo

A 3-day placement at the School is offered to Aberystwyth University students, usually twice a year, in January and June. Recruitment is coordinated by the Careers Service and students are asked not to approach the School direct.

These are ideal opportunities for any student wishing to gain first-hand experience of teaching and school life, to help them to decide whether teaching is the career for them, or to strengthen an application to teacher training if already decided on this career path.

All students are notified by email when applications to each intake open. Students considering this option must read Penglais School classroom observation experience - A guide for applicants before submitting an application.

Court Observation and Offender Support experience at Aberystwyth Justice Centre

This opportunity to join Court staff and other professionals during Court sessions, and to support defendants 1:1 where appropriate, on referral by a Magistrate, is usually offered each year to between 6 and 10 Aberystwyth University students who are studying in the Departments of Psychology, Law & Criminology and Education. Recruitment takes place during the Autumn term and successful students attend the Court on term-time Wednesdays, in pairs, on a rota basis.

Unfortunately this scheme is not running during the 2022-23 academic year but students eligible to take part will be notified by email when applications to the next intake open. If you are interested in this opportunity, please read the supporting information.


Interested? Enquiries about either of these Schemes can be made to