Student Placement Showcase – Atlas – Vivien Logan

Over the next few weeks, we will be talking to some of our students who have recently completed placements with various companies throughout the UK and abroad, to get their thoughts and experiences on what to expect whilst out on placement.

This week we speak to Vivien Logan who is currently in her fourth year of study in BSc (Hons) Multimedia Development.

Name of Company: Atlas
Duration of experience: 12 weeks

Q:  What was your key role and responsibilities?
A:  Part of the Development team. I helped to develop online health and safety courses online for clients. This involved altering graphics, text, animations and coding: Html, Css and JavaScript.

Q: What did an average days work consist of?
A: Making and testing each page for each course.

Q:What was the key highlights of your placement?
A: The other members of the development team, they were very welcoming and helpful and kept the atmosphere light with some banter. Also the opportunity to work for a company in a working environment.

Q:What are your personal thoughts on the placement?
A: Invaluable, I have learnt a lot of new skills whilst enhanced my existing ones.

Q: What would be your advice to other students thinking of doing a placement?
A: Go for it. It is a very satisfying if not partly scary and an exciting process. It is definitely worth spending a summer doing.