Placements Event at V&A – 24th October 2018

The event will provide an opportunity for students, supervisors and cultural partners to be introduced to the LAHP Placement Scheme and hear some first-hand experiences of how being involved in the scheme has benefited students and cultural partners.

Short talks will be followed by time for networking and refreshments will be provided.

The LAHP team will also be available to answer any queries on the LAHP Placement Scheme and the support they offer to students and cultural partners.

Speakers include:

Philip Murphy, LAHP Academic Director

Joanna Norman, Director of the V&A Research Institute

Melissa Bennett, Higher Education Programme Manager, Museum of London

Stacey McGillicuddy, Publisher Routledge Arts & Humanities Journals

Sarah Hoile, LAHP Placement student (Museum of London)

Janet Browne, Programme Manager African Heritage and Culture at the V&A

Jordan Phillips, LAHP Placement Student (V&A)

The LAHP Placement Scheme

The LAHP Placement Scheme aims to match the interests, skills and training needs of LAHP students with the needs and priorities of LAHP cultural partners, leading to a number of small-medium scale collaborative projects. LAHP can support both students and cultural partners in arranging placement opportunities.

Placements can be undertaken at times most convenient for all parties and there is no set structure for how they can be taken. The duration can be flexible (usually up to 6 months), although students must undertake these before the end of year 3 of their PhD.

Placements enable students to develop, and support all kinds of interpretation and content for museums and galleries, 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.

Find out more about how both students and cultural partners can benefit from the placement scheme by watching this short video about Laura Forster’s (LAHP-funded KCL student) placement at V&A.

Directions to the venue

Seminar Room 1, 1st Floor Sackler Wing, V&A

Access is via theSackler Courtyard on Exhibition Road, turn left on entering the museum and left again, there will be a reception desk ahead. Head up the stairs to the left and Seminar Room 1 is straight ahead of you. There will be signage pointing the way. You can view the map here


16.30                    Event starts

16.45 – 17.30       Short Talks from various Cultural Partners & LAHP students presenting their placement experiences

17.30 – 18.30      Refreshments and networking

As places are limited, please book your place on Eventbrite by 18th October.

Please do get in touch with us if you require any support or reasonable adjustment to facilitate your participation in this event.

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