The LAHP Placement Scheme aims to match the interests, skills and training needs of LAHP students with the needs and priorities of LAHP non-HEI partners, leading to a number of small/medium scale collaborative projects. Our placements provide students with the invaluable opportunity to build up their CV while studying with us, potentially opening up new career avenues for them.
These placements will enable students to develop transferable skills that can be applied to their PhD research, engage the public in fresh and interesting ways, experience a working environment in a different sector from academia, discover new ways of working and new methodologies, and develop their employability skills.
LAHP Placement Scheme – agreement form (to complete once the placement has been agreed with the cultural partner)
Routes to placements
- Placements designed by our existing LAHP non-HEI Partners
Our existing placement hosts regularly design placement opportunities for LAHP students in areas that provide students with invaluable industry experience, and which contribute directly to the development needs of the organisation. Please see our PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE section for details of all current opportunities.
- Proposing a placement to an existing LAHP non-HEI Partner
Some of our existing partners are open to placement proposals from students in which you define the area of work that you would like your placement to be focused on. Please check out our placement host profiles below to see which institutions are currently willing to consider expressions of interest from students.
If you have an idea for a placement with a host open to student placement proposals, please complete the expression of interest form below and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org to outline your proposal. The LAHP Office will then liaise with the relevant non-HEI Partner and then put you in contact with a mentor there.
- Placements with new Partners
If you are considering a placement with an organisation that is not within the current LAHP non-HEI partners, or you and your supervisor are already in contact with a specific organisation, you can liaise directly with them and then submit the agreement form below to email@example.com when all arrangements are agreed with the partner institution and your supervisor.
LAHP Placement Scheme – agreement form (to complete once the placement has been agreed with the non-HEI partner)
How placements work
Placements can be undertaken at times most convenient for all parties and there is no set structure for how they must be taken; students could, for instance spend 1 day a week or every day for 3 weeks on a placement, as is suitable for the project, the student and the partner.
Students must discuss placements with their supervisors before applying and should ideally be in the middle years of their degree; placements must start within the funded period of the studentship.
If your placement involves a substantial commitment, you can consider one of the following:
- Interrupting for the period of the placement. Please note that during this period your stipend will be suspended, but your submission end date will be extended by the equivalent period
- Applying to the Research Extension and Placement Fund which would extend your stipend payments but not your submission end date (please see the Research Extension and Placement Fund guidelines for details). For example, if your placement is undertaken over a period of 4 months, this would extend your funding end date by the equivalent 4 months, but not your submission date.
Placements must fall within the AHRC terms & conditions.
Placement host profiles
Here you can find a list of thenon-HEI Partners who have agreed to the LAHP Placement scheme. By clicking on the individual links, you will be able to find out more about the type of placements that each partner offers as well as whether they are open to placement proposals from LAHP students and supervisors. Please check this list regularly as we update it as and when new Partners join.
If you can’t find a suitable partner from this list, you can liaise directly with institutions that you or yoursupervisors have developed/or intend to develop collaborations with and then submit the LAHP agreement forms to us once the placement arrangements have been agreed.
ACTIVE PLACEMENT HOSTS
LAHP PLACEMENT PARTNERS CURRENTLY UNABLE TO OFFER PLACEMENTS DUE TO COVID-19
The following hosts remain LAHP Placement Partners but are currently unable to offer placements due to the pandemic. We update this section regularly as host circumstances change.
Placement opportunities available
Here you can find all the placement opportunities that are currently open for applications.
Placement case studies
Find out about our LAHP students’ experiences in the placement case studies section.
Drop in sessions
Would you like to discuss your placement proposal or any aspects of a placement you are currently undertaking?
Book a slot for our drop-in sessions taking place on Tuesdays 3-4pm.
You will be able to book a 15-minute slot via Microsoft Bookings to discuss any queries you may have on placements with Dr Anna Sexton, LAHP Deputy Director for Collaborations and Partnerships, and Valeria Farruggia, LAHP Senior Support Officer.
If you would like to contact LAHP regarding a placement query, please email Valeria Farruggia (LAHP Senior Support Officer) on firstname.lastname@example.org