This module aims to enhance your employability by providing an optional assessed work placement opportunity. It will help you to identify and articulate the transferable skills that can be gained through the study of English and/or Creative Writing, and this will help you in future job seeking.
A variety of placements should be available for which you can apply in the (broadly defined) culture, heritage and creative sectors: in recent years these have included, for example, publishers, museums, newspapers, heritage sites, and arts venues. Alternatively, you could source your own work placement, subject to prior discussion with the module convenor.
You will need to pay for your own transport and accommodation costs. Many of our placements are close to Lancaster University but some are further afield; you may be able to find a suitable placement close to your home. Typically students work for 30-40 hours with their host organization (not all of which is necessarily on-site at the host organization).
Please note that you cannot take both this module and the Schools Volunteering module. The number of students we can accept on this module is limited. If you were not successful in finding a suitable placement you would be asked to choose another module instead.