Information for Placement Hosts

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students can offer organisations an excellent opportunity to address a skill or resource shortage by benefiting from up-to-date skills and knowledge. 

A FASS Placement could be used to help cover during busy periods, trial new roles or research a new idea.

FASS Placement Examples

  • Linguistics student provided marketing support to The Dukes Theatre working on their campaign for the summer park show Oliver Twist, was responsible for updating social media and creating press releases
  • International Human Rights Law LLM student provided support to RedR (International Aid Relief NGO) with course review and Disaster Reduction Relief course development
  • Politics student worked with GDR Public Relations to coordinate high-profile outdoor events and maintained project schedules for media projects

Transferable Skills

In addition to their subject specific knowledge, academic study teaches our students:

  • Team work
  • Problem solving
  • Analysis and critical reflection
  • Negotiation and influence
  • Oral and written communications
  • Networking


Internships cost £1,200+VAT per month and this money is paid to the student as a wage on either a full time or part time basis. Some funding is available to support Third Sector and not for profit organisations.

Contact Kate Dunbavan, Faculty Placement Officer for further details.