Humanities at work: student placement modules

Anderson, R (2014) 'Humanities at work: student placement modules.' Royal Historical Society Newsletter, 13. pp. 8-9.

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The purpose of these modules is to give students the opportunity to complete an undergraduate level project placement, building experience of, and confidence in, essential work place skills. The placement has many benefits. It allows students to develop new skills, build confidence and gain relevant experience in the organisation or industry of their choice. A project placement can be a key part of personal and career development and provides opportunities for students to put theory into practice and to identify the relevance of their academic studies in the world of work; to value and develop the key skills that are in demand from employers including effective communication, time management, working as part of a team, self-reliance and the ability to solve problems; gain marketable experience and skills that will be of benefit when they are looking for a job following graduation; learn about workplace cultures; gain experience of working to deadlines and to test whether a particular sector of work or individual company is of interest as a potential employer when they graduate.

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