Marine Biology student gets unique work placement

Finding work placements which challenge our students is one of the key objectives of the Swansea Employability Academy.   Whether around the corner or in another country, work placements can help to enhance students’ skills and experience.

At the launch of the Academy, William Kay, a second year Marine Biology student, found out that he had been selected for a work placement as part of a university research team studying wildlife in Patagonia. This was a complete surprise for William! 

William is passionate about marine diving birds, and he will have the opportunity to work alongside leading experts as part of a research team in the Southern Ocean

Watch this clip to see William's reaction, moments after finding out that he would be on his way to Patagonia.