Self-employment Placements

Self-employment Placements

A Self-Employment Placement (SEP) may be undertaken by certain students currently studying at the University of Portsmouth. This will normally take place following the 2nd year of studies and where appropriate replaces the traditional placement year in industry.

The aim of the SEP is to encourage the development of enterprise skills whilst starting-up and running a business or social enterprise or being self-employed during the placement year.

The self-employment placement assesses the development of certain skills which have been identified by the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE). Evidence to demonstrate these skills will be collated on an on-going basis throughout the year and will be reviewed at the regular monitoring and development meetings.

How to Apply for a Self Employment Placement 

If you are interested in finding out more about the Self-Employment Placement Option and to see whether you are eligible to apply then please contact the Student & Graduate Enterprise Team at in the first instance.

  • Contact your placement faculties and register for self employment placement
  • Come into an Enterprise Clinic and talk to the Enterprise Team and discuss your enterprise idea