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.
|Project Title||Project Description|
|Student Social Media Hero||
Library Services are looking for students to join us to to design and manage Library Services 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.
|Student Blog Editor||
Library Services are looking for students to join us to design and create student-focused content for our blog. The project will allow the post holder the freedom to decide on the content, direction and presentation of the blog posts and to bring their own skills and experience to the blog. Post holders will have the opportunity to develop their creative and editorial skills and gain project management experience working autonomously within our friendly team.
|Student Study Happy Content Curator||
Library Services are looking for work placement students to curate the content of our open access Study Happy webpages. The placement will give the post-holder the opportunity to research, write and present content in a format of their choice for publication on the webpages. The Study Happy wellbeing programme is targeted at University and non university students and the wider community and the webpages have a varied audience. Post holders will have the opportunity to develop creative and editorial skills in a professional environment, and to gain experience in project management experience and using impact measuring tools.
For more information about the Study Happy programme, see the the Study Happy webpages.
Student Talking Heads curator
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.
|Student-led Student Engagement Projects||
Library Services are looking for a work placement student to undertake a variety student-led student engagement projects. The projects are designed to help us gain further insight into students' perspectives on Library Services at University of Worcester and, with the help of the post-holder, make necessary developments to our service to improve student experience for all. 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.
|Library Journey Mapping researcher||
Do you have an interest in User Experience research and want to help us learn more about how students engage with Library Services? We are looking for placement students to work in partnership with us to design and implement journey mapping exercises around core library services including, but not confined to, The Hive, study spaces, resource lists and online resources. The post-holder will gain in-depth research skills and experience of User Experience research techniques, experience of working autonomously but with support on a self-guided research project and project management skills.
|Bookable study spaces researcher||
Last year, Library Services introduced bookable study spaces to The Hive and we'd love to learn more about how students use the scheme and the impact it has on their study. If you're interested in student experience and and keen to gain research experience, this could provide an ideal work placement opportunity. The post-holder will gain in-depth research skills and experience of User Experience and student engagement research techniques, 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.