Placement Opportunity – Layers of London

Layers of London is a collaborative project led by the Institute of Historical Research to engage the people of London in developing a record of the city’s past, using layered historic maps to record hundreds of thousands of stories, recording fresh and neglected voices, perspectives, memories and histories.

The Layers of London team are offering a placement opportunity in the coming autumn months for students to get involved in the project’s research, and to present case studies of the historical information the project can present to the public.

The project are asking for volunteers to give between 4-5 hours per week between 8th October and 10th December. All travel expenses will be paid, and training and a dedicated working space in London will be provided.

If you have an interest in public engagement, online engagement, archives and museums, community engagement, social and local history, and geography, download the full role brief from the link below:

Student Placement Brief

Humanities Placement Year – Find out more!

12noon-1pm, Tuesday 15 May, Woolf Seminar Room 5

Thinking about taking a placement year? If you are thinking about applying to take a placement year between Stages 2 and 3 of your studies, come along to this talk to find out about the benefits and to hear what previous students have done.

For further information email To book a place at the talk, head to Target Connect.

Voluntary summer placement – Layers of London

Layers of London is advertising three voluntary student placements to take place in June. Head to their website for more information.

Layers of London is a digital mapping platform where users can overlay historical maps over the contemporary map of London to see how the city has changed through time. Stories and memories on the website are crowd-sourced so we can get a diverse, representative and interesting range of histories about London pinned on the map to their exact locations today! These include oral histories, photographs, stories and memories and examples include; documenting the building developments and changes in Barking and Dagenham, documenting Conscientious Objectors in Haringey and recording prisoner of war stories in Newham and much more.

If you are interested in taking part, head to our website for more information and details on how to apply. The deadline to apply is 14th May.

CES Workshop – the benefits of a placement

The University’s Placement Development and Employability Manager, Claire Martin, will be running a session at 12noon-1pm on Thursday 5th April in KLT5 on the benefits of undertaking a placement, either as part of or alongside your degree, and how to find placements. If you are a Stage 1 or 2 student, do go along and learn how you could set yourself on the path to your future career through a placement.

PGR students – Placement scheme launch

The Graduate School and Kent Innovation and Enterprise are collaborating to launch a placement scheme providing professional opportunities for postgraduate researchers in the 2017/18 academic year.  There will be a stipend for postgraduates who participate in the scheme.

We will be holding a launch event between 12.30 and 2.00pm on Wednesday 15th November 2017 in the Graduate School Training Room (Cornwallis East). This event is open to both staff members and postgraduate researchers and will include information on the scheme as well as presentations from representatives who have benefitted from taking part in a placement or fixed term role with an organisation or business.  Presentations will take place between 12.30 and 1.15 followed by a light lunch and networking.

Please book a place by completing this doodle poll.

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Placement opportunity – Gulbenkian Theatre

Have you considered a placement year and would like to find out what it’s like working as part of the technical crew in the University’s Arts Centre?

The Gulbenkian, located on Canterbury campus, is committed to delivering high quality arts programme to the public and has a focus on the creative empowerment of children and young people.  If you want to find out more visit the University’s website or email

If you’d prefer to have a chat face to face visit the Careers and Employability Service to find out more in the first instance.