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Gender and Religion Research Project
About the placement/internship

Why did you decide to do a placement/internship?

I've always been interested in learning about gender, religion and sexuality and this project thus aligned with my academic interests

How did you find your placement/internship?

Department email

Application process

I had to submit a CV and a cover letter before attending a short interview with my line manager

Main responsibilities

I was required to review and collate materials in preparation for a third year undergraduate module on gender, religion and sexuality which will run next year

Typical day

A typical day consisted of me reviewing various materials I found online and in person from the university library. I also reviewed some none academic resources such as Youtube videos seeing as the module next year will be interdisciplinary

What did I enjoy about my placement/internship?

I enjoyed the freedom given in that I had control over which materials I reviewed and thus could pursue my own interests

Challenging aspects

Given that I was awarded so much freedom I had to make sure I set boundaries in terms of how much time I spent on the various topics I was researching. I managed this by creating a schedule and sticking to it.

Did you use any skills learned from your course?

Philosophy requires constant critical analyses of different arguments and perspectives and this helped me in reviewing different materials given that my placement required research on a range of perspectives.

Has your time on placement influenced your future career choice?

I enjoyed seeing how modules are planned and created, as well as the research involved and my placement has thus motivated me to further pursue academia, as well as the teaching of Philosophy

Advice to students

My piece of advice to students

Splitting my hours up by doing 5 days a week made it very easy for me to manage my placement alongside my degree so I would advise other students maintain a similar balance

Form completed: 05 Jul 2018

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