The opportunity to undertake high-quality work placements is becoming increasingly important for students, especially in relation to their employability.
The Department of History, working together with the Regional Heritage Centre and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Enterprise Centre, is now offering a number of placement opportunities with partners in the arts and heritage sectors across the North West.
The placements may involve any of the following activities:
- curating virtual exhibitions;
- repurposing, cataloguing, and contextualising existing resources;
- creating and running public workshops, including for schools or families;
- producing informative literature;
- contributing to the requirements of a museum accreditation process;
- contributing to conservation area appraisals (for example, research into a specific townscape);
- checking historic inventories;
- working with oral history resources including transcription;
- setting up activity trails;
- helping (in a defined way) with existing or planned activities;
- rebuilding the online profile of the organisation.
The placement scheme begins in the 2014-15 academic year and is normally open to interested second-year students on a history degree scheme. More detailed information about the placement opportunities and how to apply will be circulated in the autumn.
If you have any questions about the placement scheme, contact the department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Please note that the FASS Enterprise Centre runs its own scheme of work placements, open to all students of the Faculty.
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