Arts and Humanities placements

If you have a specific business challenge that you don’t have the time or resource to tackle, hosting a Stirling student for a placement may offer the perfect solution.

Read on for more information about how student placements can benefit your business, or contact us to ask a question

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Student placements and projects

Our students are looking for work experience related to their studies throughout the year. By welcoming a Stirling student into your business, you’ll be gaining a valuable asset to help you tackle a specific project or need, as well as building relationships with the next generation of leaders.

What skills can our Arts and Humanities students offer your business?

Our second-year undergraduate students work on projects linked to skills developed through subjects including English Literature, Digital Media, Film and Media, History, Modern Languages, Law, Philosophy and Politics. Skills include: research and analytical skills; creative writing; digital marketing; video content.

Examples of previous projects

  • Bannockburn House - History and Heritage students assisted the volunteers on this project to research and develop material relating to the history of the House and its previous owners. This will be used in preparation of materials to support and promote visitor tours of the property.
  • British Heart Foundation - History and Politics students have researched and prepared Policy documents to assist the awareness raising of heart disease in Scotland.
  • MP/MSP Constituency Offices - Politics students work in local MP/MSP constituency offices assisting with local constituency initiatives and campaigns.
  • Stirling School of English - Modern Language students assisted in the preparation and delivery of language classes to a wide range of attendees of the School.
  • The Scotland Shop - a small team of students from English Studies, History, Heritage and Politics and Film and Media disciplines researched and develop visual and social media resources and materials to assist with the promotion of products to both the UK and the rest of the world markets.
  • University of Stirling Communication and Marketing Department - Film and Media students worked within the CMR department to create film footage and promotional materials for use in the university recruitment campaigns.

When do students go on placement?

Students are available to join your business in mid-late January until late March. Placements must be a minimum of 30 hours over 10 weeks, and project scopes are ideally finalised by December each year.

Submit a project proposal

Complete our scoping form to let us know the kind of support you're looking for and what you'd like students to work on within your business.

Get in touch

If you have any questions please contact Employability and Skills Officer, Elaine Watson.