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Placements and industry links

Micro-Placement for 2nd year students

Micro - placements include a varied selection of work experiences in a range of different industries.

Placements are typically 2-4 weeks in length and will take place between June and September 2018.

Most of the placements are located around London, but requests for flexibility in location will be taken into account.

Apply for the scheme

To gain a placement secured by The Placements Team, students will have to go through a competitive selection process.

To find out more about the application process you are invited to an Intro to placements presentation for History students on Tuesday 10 October 2017, 5-6pm Room: ARTS LT2

Case studies

“The tasks I completed on my placement varied from day to day, meaning that I got to experience many aspects of the business. I really enjoyed audio editing and the ability to edit content which would be heard nationally on radio. This made me feel like I was making a valuable contribution to the company and completing meaningful tasks in my short time at the placement. ”

Intern @ Create Productions


“The highlight of the placement is how much I have learnt. I was definitely thrown into the deep end when I began my placement, but this turned out to be a very positive thing as learned a lot very quickly. I now feel confident in the basic day-to-day PR tasks. It has also made me feel like PR is definitely something I would like to explore once I graduate, and I also now have a great contact within the PR industry.

Intern @ Fraser Communications

Other opportunities

For information and guidance on finding your own placement or internship, visit Royal Holloway's Careers and Employability website.Royal Holloway Careers and Employability is offering support for students through the career decision-making process, helping them look for suitable jobs or study, meet employers, research postgraduate courses and apply successfully.

Student success stories

Case study 1: Two History students, Emma Crew and Elle Larsson, won placements at the BBC during summer 2012.

"Work experience placements at the BBC are designed to quickly introduce you to a wide range of roles that contribute to the production of television programmes. Our placements on history documentaries meant we were able to participate in and observe a variety of these roles.

"Between us we conducted research, sourced props, collected equipment, went out on location and witnessed filming first-hand for both live and pre-recorded shows. We also transcribed footage and observed edits.

"Our four weeks were a valuable hands-on learning experience that it would be very difficult to find elsewhere and we really enjoyed the opportunity. We gained valuable experience right through from the initial application process and would encourage other students not to be put off by the number of applicants that the BBC receives. Be optimistic, take a risk and give it a go!"  Emma Crew and Elle Larsson

Case study 2: In spring 2012 History student Rosa O’Rourke won the Arts and Humanities Award as part of the high-profile annual national TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards, sponsored by a list of top graduate recruiters.

Rosa's prize, supported by Barclays, was a summer internship with the company and a personal meeting with the Chief Executive. Encouraged to enter by Royal Holloway’s Careers Service, Rosa topped a very strong field of over 500 students from a group of the top universities in the country.

"This is a huge opportunity for me as the internship gives me the chance to network with other areas of the business where I may be interested in working in the future. It has been an incredibly rewarding process which I would recommend to any other students who may consider applying in the future."  Rosa O’Rourke


Pictured: Student Rosa O'Rourke, who won the Arts and Humanities Undergraduate of the year Award 2012


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