Outdoor Education placements

If you have a specific business challenge that you don’t have the time or resource to tackle, hosting a Stirling student for a placement may offer the perfect solution.

Read on for more information about how student placements can benefit your business, or contact us to ask a question

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Student placements and projects

Our students are looking for work experience related to their studies throughout the year. By welcoming a Stirling student into your business, you’ll be gaining a valuable asset to help you tackle a specific project or need, as well as building relationships with the next generation of leaders.

What skills can our Outdoor Education students offer your business?

Outdoor education students offer a range of skills and knowledge exchange in the following areas: 

  • Designing, leading and reviewing outdoor classes.
  • Teaching and managing groups (e.g. primary/secondary schools, volunteers).
  • Understanding and explaining processes in the local environment.
  • Competence and confidence in a range of outdoor activities (e.g. hill walking, mountaineering, kayaking/canoeing and rock climbing).

Examples of previous projects

  • Team leader in the Scouts.
  • Assistant park ranger on nature reserves.
  • Assistant instructor at an outdoor education/adventure centre.

When do students go on placement?

This module runs over the summer with students deciding their work placement in spring by liaising directly with an organisation. Students undertake a minimum of 75 hours volunteering over three weeks (normally spread over several weeks with students volunteering for one full day per week).

Submit a project proposal

Complete our scoping form to let us know the kind of support you're looking for and what you'd like students to work on within your business.

Get in touch

If you have any questions please contact Alan Law.