Published: 8 November 2016

Liverpool Doctoral College placement scheme open


The Liverpool Doctoral College (LDC) is offering all postgraduate researchers at the University the opportunity to undertake work placements outside of academia with a bursary of £500.

As part of the LDC’s commitment to employability, the scheme is designed to enable the development of mutually beneficial work placements through ideas that originate from supervisors, students and external partners.

The 15-day placements can be taken consecutively or over several weeks at a wide variety of organisations in the public, private and charity sectors.

Postgraduates can apply for advertised opportunities through the Liverpool Doctoral College or they can put forward their own placement ideas through the dual application method.

Some short films have been developed to showcase the types of placements which have already been undertaken by students:

Sujesh and Yang, from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, worked with Global Engineering firm Arup, streamlining their processes on a multidisciplinary research project:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences research student, Nicholas, took part in a placement which involved delving into the Knowsley Hall archives to find out more about how Capability Brown influenced the landscape architecture within the Gardens:

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences research student, Elsa-Gayle, undertook her placement at the charity Autism Together which allowed her to get experience of reviewing a healthcare organisation and making improvements to their working practices:

To find out more about the placements scheme and opportunities available visit please visit:

The next round of applications will close at 5pm on Friday, 25 November.

Image shows left to right Sujesh, Elsa-Gayle, Professor Graham Kemp (Director of the LDC) and Nicholas.

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