Employability and Careers
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.
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
Editorial Skills: Clasuron
Students gain editorial experience working on the student research journal. Students can also submit work which would be published in Clasuron.
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
Librarian skills: Miners’ Library
Students can volunteer to gain experience as a librarian.
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:
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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 (email@example.com).
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.
For more information, contact the Departmental Employability Officer, Dr Evelien Bracke.
Telephone: (01792) 602974
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:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to ask for an appointment, even if you just want to have a chat about your options.