Bring back Abroad Placements for SMDE (USA, Europe, Canada etc)

Due to Brexit, the university no longer offers support for abroad placements to SMDE students, however, they do in other Universities and in other courses at Portsmouth, so we ask that we get the same support as other courses in abroad placements.

  • Petition submitted by on Dec 15, 2022


This petition has been passed and will be actioned ASAP.

How Will This Idea Benefit Students?

The engineering and design industry is huge but the community is small, especially in Aerospace and Automotive sectors, students need to build connections in the UK but also abroad in order to optimise their chances of success in the industry. It also offers a chance to experience new culture and explore other parts of the world. Some sub-industries, such as NASCAR, Film, television and some research programmes are not found in this country, so by opening the world to students, so many more opportunities will present themselves. 

How Can The Union Achieve This?

Talk to other Universities to see if they use external programmes, email large companies who may offer placements, or DM/PM through social media, and see if they offer placements or advertise on external programmes. There are plenty of programmes out there, it’s just a case of selecting the correct one. Then once the idea is feasible, speak to the elected student body to action it. 

Petition Updates

  • This petition has passed

    The petition has been passed. Please continue checking this page for updates on its progress.

  • Petition Approved

    This petition was discussed in Student Council on the 07/02/2023. 

    A vote was taken with 5 votes to approve and 2 to suspend.  

    This petition was approved and assigned to elected officer Dom Owen. 

    Dom will be looking into how this can be implemented. 

  • Petition in review

    This petition will now be reviewed at the next Student Council. You can find the date on the Meetings section of the HYS platform.

  • Petition needs Backers to Continue

    This petition needs 15 student backers by 13:05 12th Jan 2023 to proceed.

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