Humanities & Social Sciences placements

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences' students share their placement and year abroad experiences.

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  • 19.09.2013

    Today began with a meeting with a member of the public relations (PR) team. The Sense media centre works to create an awareness of deafblindness and the challenges faced by deafblind people and their families, as well as publicizing Sense’s...

  • 17.09.2013

    Today I continued to edit and type up the conference reports. The annual Deadblind International (DbI) conference took place in Lille this year with the title of ”Identities and changes - Commonalities across deafblindness - Learning from each other.” From the...

  • 16.09.2013

    Today I caught up with my boss on the schedule of work in front of us. I also finished formatting a document requested by a Sense client of a curriculum for multisensory impaired children, which was then printed, bound and...

  • 13.09.2013

    One of the many perks of taking a placement year is that it enables you to focus on a direction for the rest of your university life. I have already seen so many different job roles and interesting career choices...

  • 12.09.2013

    Today I catalogued library records, printed their hard copies and noted the shelf numbers and barcodes of each publication. A part of this process includes writing an abstract and each detail of the material into the Sense library system. This...

  • 11.09.2013

    Today began with a chat with a technology coordinater to learn more about the roles within the IAR team. She told me about her position a a clinical audiologist and that she specialises in technology surrounding deafness. A big part...

  • Things I've learnt not to trust starting placement

    As a student adjusting from what I call the (relatively) ‘carefree existence’ of university life and also, a delightful kick back into reality from a long summer vacation, I’ve acquired a few tasteful things that I’ve learnt not to trust...

  • 10.09.2013

    Today I had a meeting with the events team to discuss how Information, Advice and Research can help them. We talked about how a knowledge bank would have practicality in the organisation and about the different important dates in the...

  • 09.09.2013

    Today was the first day of me beginning to type up conference notes from an international deafblind conference which was attended by Sense staff members. Although this may seem boring, opportunities like this mean you get to learn various terms...

  • From Bath to Bristol

    Moving into a new apartment is exciting, but never easy – and moving alone to an entirely new city is another story. From the craziness of London, to the peaceful Bath, I find myself on new turf for the next...