What is Work Related Learning?
Work-related learning activities can be integrated into all academic programmes, both vocational and non-vocational ones.
Work Related Learning (WRL) activities enhance students' understanding of the world of work; themselves and their potential work environments. As a result, students are further empowered to enter and succeed in graduate job markets; the world of work and their wider lives.
Examples include work-placements and work experience with an organisation, industry mentoring schemes, job shadowing in the workplace, case studies, role plays and simulations, professional skills modules, enterprise training, voluntary work opportunities, field trips and international exchanges.
Meet the Development Officers
The Work Related Learning Development Officers work across the Faculty to connect staff and students with opportunities to enhance student employability.
Cathy Wilson and Aileen Carson are the Development Officers for the Faculty. They work closely with Careers, Employability and Skills to share work related learning opportunities with our staff and students, as well as lead on developing new initiatives within the Faculty.Contact Cathy and Aileen
Supporting Our Students
AHSS Work Placement Bursary
Applications are now open.
The AHSS Work Placement Bursary has been developed to financially support students in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences who choose to undertake a work placement lasting longer than two weeks.Find out more
Shape Your Future
The Careers, Employability and Skills team are here to support you.
Sharpen your CV, find work related learning opportunities and book in for a one to one careers consultation with a Careers Adviser.Visit the Careers, Employability and Skills pages
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