Faculty of Arts

Getting experience

If you already know what you want to do and are looking to get real-life experience for your CV we've got loads of opportunities to help.

Don't worry if you don't have a career in mind. We've got placements across all areas to help you try different things and see what suits.

Work placements

Placements are periods you spend immersed in a workplace. You might carry out the normal duties of someone in that organisation, develop a particular project or work as part of a team to solve a problem facing that company.

Some opportunities are paid. Some can gain you credits towards your degree. All will give you valuable skills, knowledge and networking before you start your career.

Find out more about what's on offer

What you'll gain

  • Hands-on experience of graduate-level work
  • Skills which employers value
  • Commercial awareness of the sector
  • A better idea of your future career goals
  • Get a foot in the door of a competitive industry

Please be aware that study abroad, compulsory year abroad, optional placements/internships and integrated year in industry opportunities may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities or placement/industry hosts, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the university's control. Every effort will be made to update this information as quickly as possible should a change occur.

Creative volunteering

What you'll gain

  • Experience in the creative industries
  • Networking opportunities
  • Supportive environments to try things out

Community outreach

Our university is keen to give something back to the local community through volunteering in schools and community groups.

What you'll gain

  • Confidence building in a range of settings
  • Communication skills with diverse groups
  • Show teamwork and initiative

Student societies

From A Cappella to Yoga Society, and everything in between, we've got over 200 societies to choose from.

What you'll gain

  • Skills and networking with fellow enthusiasts
  • Experience of organising and promotion
Miriam Zendle sitting on the forest floor holding yoga weights and smiling

I worked on Impact (the student magazine) and worked my way up from being a writer to editing the whole thing.

I learned so much, not just systems like InDesign, but also how to edit, how to write, how to put things together, how to manage contributors.

Miriam Zendle

Degree: Classical Civilisation BA

Current job: Digital Content Manager

Faculty of Arts

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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