Are you part of an organisation, charity or association who could offer a placement to a student on the MA Global Education and International Development? If so, please read on...
Which types of organisation/charity/association would be able to participate in providing a placement?
Placements can take place in a variety of settings, as long as the chosen placement involves aspects of Global Education and International Development. The placement should be in the Midlands or within convenient reach of the University of Warwick, Coventry. If the placement is further away, please consider whether students would need to self-fund their transport or if this could be funded. Examples of placements include:
- Education institutions where there is a role involving global/international issues (eg international office of a university; working with ESOL students in a school)
- Other institutions or organisations which are not education-specific, but which deal with global/international issues and which include an education-specific element that the student can work on (eg literacy within a refugee/asylum seeker centre; theatre company that delivers workshops in schools on cultural cohesion; research consultancy that conducts commissioned research on education).
What is needed from the placement?
- Students on the course will complete a placement of 30 hours in total in the spring term, i.e. between January and March. The 30 hours need to be spread relatively evenly over the term and will need to be agreed with the student at the start of the placement.
- The student will need a particular role or project within the placement.
- The student will not be remunerated for the placement.
What will be gained from offering a placement?
- Students will be expected to contribute to the association/charity/organisation in a professional manner, and will bring their previous knowledge and experience to assist in a particular project or role.
- As part of their assignment for the module (overseen by the module leader), students will produce a short, accessible report on their placement activities, which will then be shared with the placement. It is intended that the report be of use to the placement in terms of an aspect of the work or a particular project.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss offering a placement. Further details will be provided at that point. Questions can be asked to the course leader, Dr Judith Everington email@example.com