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A competitive and selective work placement scheme

Placement scheme for second years

We have an optional competitive and selective work placement scheme for our second-year students on single, joint and combined honours degree programmes, offering several short placements to be held after second year exams within a broad range of employment fields. This wide ranging  scheme is unusual for a Classics department in a UK university.

Our Employability Manifesto

Our 'Employability Manifesto' is in collaboration with the Careers Service and the Classical Society.

The Classics department has a commitment:

  • to offer top quality careers advice, tailored to those taking degrees in our department, both undergraduate and postgraduate;
  • to integrate transferable and employability skills training into all our teaching;
  • to offer a dedicated research and employability skills course embedded in the first year curriculum;
  • to offer a departmental competitive work placement scheme for second year undergraduates;
  • to raise students’ awareness of the employability skills that they acquire during our degree, and their ability to articulate them in a career context;
  • to offer departmental-specific training workshops;
  • to foster contacts with graduates from our department (alumni) to provide networking opportunities and advice to current students;
  • to encourage students to share experience of applications for jobs, internships etc; and
  • to promote actively Royal Holloway's Passport Scheme for rewarding co-curricular activities which develop employability skills.
  • we offer careers support

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