Also known as Bees, The Hive student ambassadors offer Library Services support for students in their Institute. Students can arrange appointments with Bees to tour The Hive, get help with Library Services, or pass on feedback. Our current Bees and any vacancies are listed on their contact page.
Whatever your field of study, if your course involves a work-based learning element, we’d love to hear from you about conducting your work placement with Library Services.
Many of the opportunities listed are project-focused and offer the opportunity for the holder to work autonomously as part of a supportive team whilst gaining important project-management experience.
We aim to provide exciting opportunities that appeal to students from a range of academic backgrounds; however, if you have an idea for a project or placement within The Hive or Library Services that is not listed below, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your ideas.
Please see our Guide to Library Services Work Placements for more information about placements with Library Services. All students who undertake work placements with Library Services will be expected to read our brief guide to information security for work placement students and ensure that they adhere to the University's Information Security Policy throughout their placement.
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|Social media specialist||
Library Services are looking for students to join us to to design and manage Library Services or Reffie the Raptor social media campaigns throughout the year. Post holders will be given the opportunity to develop sought after social media skills in a professional environment, gain project management experience and insight into using impact measuring tools. You will able to develop the project autonomously but with the support of a friendly team.
Contact us to discuss your ideas or apply for this post.
Developer- Student Study Spaces Finder App
As part of our Study Spaces Mapping project we’re looking for a student with experience of researching and creating mobile applications to assist with the development of a study space finding app. The post-holder will develop professional experience liaising with a real client in the research and development of new software. The post-holder will work autonomously but with support within strict budgeting, branding and accessibility guidelines and play and instrumental part in the development of new technology to improve user experience.
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Talking Heads student engagement project
As part of ongoing work to improve the library induction process we are looking for a student to work with us to create a series of short Talking Heads film clips in which current first year students discuss their library experience and the tips and tricks they have developed to improve their knowledge and use of Library Services. The post-holder will develop professional experience recruiting and directing a group of student volunteers, project management skills working independently to set deadlines and a predetermined project specification and will have the opportunity to see their work be developed to improve the user experience for future students.
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|Researcher- Alumni Research Project||
Library Services are currently looking at the provision of services and resources for students once they have left University and become Worcester alumni. We’d like a student to coordinate a research project investigating student awareness of alumni services and what we could do to improve our offer. The post-holder will gain in-depth research skills and experience of conducting innovative data gathering tasks, experience of gathering and collating complex data, experience of working autonomously but with support on a self-guided research project and project management skills.
We’re happy to support student projects and Independent Studies when we can, but they must be discussed and agreed with Hive staff in advance. Before you decide to start a project or research study, please read our guidance.
Volunteering during your studies can be a great way to gain new skills, help out in your community and boost your CV.
The Hive offers a range of volunteer opportunities that allow you to play an important role in enhancing services and promoting community engagement. Any hours you log volunteering at The Hive can be counted towards The Worcester Award and your V record, giving you the opportunity to gain official recognition of your contribution.
So, if you’re a friendly person who enjoys meeting and helping a wide variety of people, visit The Hive webpages for a full list of volunteering opportunities.
Our volunteers are assist with making the collections more widely available, and help with valuable jobs such as:
If you'd like to get involved, please contact the Research Collections team.