The School offers a variety of placements which provide you with both work experience and personal development, and making you more attractive to prospective employers.
Students on some of the undergraduate language courses spend at least two semesters abroad, and undertake placements in two separate countries (unless studying English as a Foreign Language) . Students may choose to study at one of our many academic partner institutions, take a work placement or undertake a combination of both. In order to gain work experience students have access to a comprehensive network of industrial placements, many of which are paid.
Military Placement Scheme
The Military Placement Scheme gives students on BA (Hons) in Contemporary Military and International History the opportunity to gain valuable work experience by spending the second semester of the third year at a military archive. We have several partners, both locally and beyond the Northwest, among them the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London, and the Imperial War Museum.
Students on undergraduate Politics courses can be placed with an MP at Westminster during the final semester of the course. The Westminster internship offers a huge boost to the student's CV. Three-quarters of participating students have been offered jobs with MPs at Westminster upon completion of their placement, including a post in the Liberal Democrat leader's office.
During their placement, students complete a wide variety of tasks for their MP, including research, preparation of parliamentary questions, dealing with correspondence, liaison with government ministries or other MPs, and drafting press releases.
Translation and Interpreting placements
Students on the postgraduate courses in Translation and Interpreting can benefit from translation placements in translation companies, and have the possibility of spending time at the UN offices to shadow staff interpreters.