Information for students


The TATA (Taking Advantage of Time Away) resource is designed to help you get the most out of time away from the University – whether as part of time abroad or a placement. It is an optional online module accessible through Learn.

Why should I use it?

Taking Advantage of Time away website
Taking Advantage of Time away website

In today’s competitive job market, it’s more important than ever that you have an edge over the competition. Keeping track of what you’ve done and learned over the course of your time at University will be an invaluable resource for the future.


Developing your EdGE

Time away can be a valuable experience and a steep learning curve! It can also pass by very quickly. TATA will help you to make the most of your travels or placement, including tips for useful things to think about and short written activities; small things that could make a big difference to your experience. You can spend as much or as little time on it as you like while you’re away.

TATA will help to define what you gained from your time away – the attributes you developed and the skills you learned. Time abroad or a placement away will certainly help you to stand out from the crowd when it comes to applying for graduate jobs or postgraduate study; it’s up to you to make sure that you take full advantage of it.


How do I access it?

Going abroad over summer?

This interactive resource will help you make the most of your summer away. TATA has support for you for before during and after your time away:

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