Library Services Student Work Placement Project Opportunity

Talking Heads Induction project


Introduction to the Project:

Every year Library Services seek to improve the induction process for new students starting at the University. As part of the process, Academic Liaison Librarians usually provide a short introduction to the what Library Services offer and how best to access learning resources; however, we recognise that the induction process can be overwhelming and that it can be difficult to absorb important information so early in the university process. As a result, we are looking for a student to help us create a series of ‘talking heads’, in which current first year students talk about their library experience and the tips and tricks they have developed to improve their knowledge and use of Library Services.


Role Description:

The placement holder would be required to work with the Student Engagement team and Academic Liaison Librarians to compile a group of first year students to talk about their experience of getting to know the library. The placement holder will be responsible for gathering a group of students, arranging suitable meeting times with the help if Library Services staff and, using Library Services equipment, create a series of short film interviews to reflect the students’ experience.


Skills and Experience Gained:

·         Professional experience working to recruit and brief a team of people for a user experience project

·         Working independently and to set deadlines and a predefined project specification

·         Project management skills and the opportunity to see a project come to fruition for use in year’s induction process


Staff Support:

Madalene George


Student Requirements:

There are no formal academic requirements for this role; however, the placement holder will need to be sociable and outgoing with the capacity to recruit fellow students to the project. A creative flair and interest in working to improve the library experience would also be advantageous.