Employability and Careers Guidance

Work placements and volunteering

1. Information about subject-specific funding, training, work opportunities

First of all, check out this HC subject specific funding document with information about all of this.

Secondly, join our Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/SUAncientWorld/ and twitter: https://twitter.com/SUAncientWorld for regular updates.

We appreciate that essays and exams alone are not enough; students need to improve and build upon their skillset by gaining relevant work experience. Our department offers a variety of work placements and volunteering opportunities to our students:

2. Work placements and volunteering

Museum work: Egypt Centre

Students are able gain experience in Museum and conservation work. http://egypt.swan.ac.uk

For more information on volunteering at the Egypt Centre, please visit http://egypt.swan.ac.uk/index.php/volunteering-and-work-placements or contact:

Syd Howells, The Egypt Centre, Swansea University, Swansea, SA2 8PP

Tel: 01792 295960 / 606065

E-mail: l.s.j.howells@swansea.ac.uk

Editorial Skills: Clasuron

Students gain editorial experience working on the student research journal. Students can also submit work which would be published in Clasuron.

More information available at: http://www.ancient-world.swansea.ac.uk/. Please contact Evelien Bracke (e.bracke@swansea.ac.uk) for more information.

Teaching: Literacy through Classics

Students gain valuable teaching experience in local primary schools, this can be undertaken as part of a module or as extra-curricular volunteering.

More information available at: www.literacythroughclassics.weebly.com

How to apply: Please fill in the application form on the final page of the information brochure ( Literacy through Classics and email to e.bracke@swansea.ac.uk

Librarian skills: Miners’ Library

Students can volunteer to gain experience as a librarian.

More information available at: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/iss/swml/ and take a look at  Miners' Library Information Pack.

How to apply: Please fill in the  Miners' Library Application Form  and send to e.bracke@swansea.ac.ukand s.f.williams@swansea.ac.uk

Archival work: Richard Burton Archives

Students develop experience in archival work.

For more information please read our  Richard Burton Information Pack  and go to: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/iss/archive-and-research-collections/richard-burton-archives/

To apply please fill in the Richard Burton Archives Student Application Form  and send to:

e.bracke@swansea.ac.ukand archives@swansea.ac.uk

Administrative experience:

Paid: Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN)

We connect our students to employers for paid graduate level placements each summer, and offer occasional placements in our Department.

For more information please visit https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/work-placements/ or contact University Placements at workplacements@swansea.ac.uk or via twitter @swanworkplaceme

We also offer occasional placements in our Department. See our Facebook group for info History and Classics job info (Swansea Uni). Or you can find us on twitter at @SwanseaHistory  and for an up-to-date list of events/opportunities, email Evelien (e.bracke@swansea.ac.uk).

Voluntary: Week of Work (WoW) placements

We offer students an introduction into subject specific administrative work with a one week voluntary placement. This is offered twice a year: January and during the Summer months.

For more information please visit https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/work-placements/ or contact University Placements at workplacements@swansea.ac.uk or via twitter @swanworkplaceme

We also offer occasional placements. See our Facebook group for info History and Classics job info (Swansea Uni). Or you can find us on twitter at @SwanseaHistory  and for an up-to-date list of events/opportunities, email Evelien (e.bracke@swansea.ac.uk).

Funding, training, work opportunities

Check out this document on HC subject specific funding with information about all of this.

Join our Facebook group: ‘job info History and Classics (Swansea Uni)’ for regular updates.

Workshops and talks

Our Department organises workshops and talks throughout the year. Have a look at our Employability Events for 2015-2016. Details will be provided closer to the events.

I have made workshops specifically for certain levels or career paths, so you might only want to attend those you are interested in. However, keep in mind that you can always learn by listening to inspiring people, so don’t exclude speakers just because they’re not speaking about the career you want to pursue.

More information

For more information, contact the Departmental Employability Officer, Dr Evelien Bracke.

Telephone: (01792) 602974

Email: e.bracke@swansea.ac.uk

I’m the Departmental Employability Officer. This means I help students with aspects of finding a job: I organise workshops to develop or help you to become aware of your skills, and invite former graduates and people in exciting jobs to come and tell you about how they became successful.

I can help with the following:

  • CV and personal statement development;
  • Getting work experience during your degree to prepare for graduation; 
  • Finding subject-specific jobs, funding, and training;
  • Any questions related to jobs and skills for History, Classics, Ancient History, and Egyptology

I don’t know all the answers but can usually refer you to someone who can help if I can’t. (Naturally I can’t take any responsibility for whether or not you are successful in job or PGCE applications...)

Email (e.bracke@swansea.ac.uk) to ask for an appointment, even if you just want to have a chat about your options.