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Cambridge City Council Social Innovation Fund Placement Opportunities

Cambridge City Council

Project Proposal/Title

Devise a strategy and resources for establishing and maintaining the City Councils relationship with the local Creative Industries sector to develop engagement in the Region of Learning programme.

Placement Host/ Organisation

Cambridge City Council https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/

Number of places: 1

Details of Proposed Activity

The city council has researched the landscape of businesses in the area that fall into Creative Industries business categories and subsectors.These are organisations that could potentially benefit from the skills development that the Region of Learning advocates for and other strategic work overseen by the city’s Arts Development team, including the development of our Cultural Infrastructure Strategy and Apprenticeship Training Agency feasibility project. The activity on which this specific project is based will enable the city council to develop a relationship with the wider creative industries, the lack of which is currently a barrier to project research and implementation. Dedicated work is required to inform relevant subsectors of the industry about the broader piece of work and the positive impact it could have on their business.

An intern would be required to undertake a focused activity to motivate sector involvement and establish tools which will enable to sustain this.The work will include:

  • Reviewing existing contacts and previous outreach

- Identify examples of relationship management to inform our processes

  • Devise a strategy for engagement in line with the schedule for comms project activities

- Identifying a suite of tools to support this engagement, initiating their use, and setting out guidelines for ongoing use

  • Develop the list of existing contacts The outcome would be an established contact base of businesses who are aware of and

engaged in the Region of Learning and other city council initiatives.

Project Dates and Expected Duration

Approximately 2 days a week for a maximum of 35 days (no more than 200 hours)

Deadline: 8th April 2022

Recruitment / Interview Process

Written application with details of relevant education and experience,why they are interested in this opportunity and how they would respond to the project. Depending on the level of interest, shortlisting may lead to an interview.

External Host / PlacementOrganisationContact

Akua Obeng Frimpong, Senior Arts Development Officer, CambridgeCity Council

Email akua.obengfrimpong@cambridge.gov.uk

Telephone number 01223 457085

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) Contact

Jane Monk

Email: jane.monk@aru.ac.uk

Bursary

£2000 or paid national living wage per hour for a maximum of 200 hours.


Form the Future

Project Proposal/Title

To support Region of Learning Partners, Form the Future and Shift Momentum, in designing digital badges for their current learning offer for young people and volunteers aged 15 – 24, and to map these opportunities within possible learning and career pathways across the region.

Placement Host/Organisation

Form the Future https://formthefuture.org.uk/

Shift Momentum https://shiftmomentum.co.uk/

Number of places: 1

Details of Proposed Activity

The Council would like to explore activities run by Form the Future and ShiftMomentum, to see how they could be digitally badged as part of the Region of Learning Programme. These activities could be one off events to more session-based programmes for young people aged 15 – 24. The researched activities would then be badged to the Cities of Learning badging standards, a model which has been adopted by the Region of Learning Programme and partner organisation Badge Nation. The badged activities could then form possible learning pathways to other activities run by Form the Future and Shift Momentum, and activities delivered by other organisations across the region or career pathways. The student will undertake the following activities during their internship:

-Learn about digital badges and pathways and their real-world application(Badge Nation) including the Cities of Learning badging standard and City & Guilds endorsement

-Explore different skills frameworks and digital skills tagging - Attendconsultation/discussion sessions with Form the Future, Shift Momentumand Region of Learning (City Council)

-Work with Form the Future and Shift Momentum in identifying key activities to digitally badge for Region of Learning.

-Work with Form the Future and Shift Momentum to write digital badges. This will include writing the activities’ criteria, tagging activities with industry skills using Emsi, detailing general activity information, and creating a badge design.

-Liaise with Form the Future, Shift Momentum and partner organisation BadgeNation through the quality assurance process, making amendments where necessary.

-Explore other activities delivered by Form the Future and Shift Momentum to see how multiple activities could connect through a learning pathway.

-Extend this research to connect to other learning and career opportunities across the region. Possibilities could include activities run by FE Colleges, community centres and local businesses.

-Compile a short report of the work researched and developed.

Project Dates and Expected Duration

To commence as soon as possible with individual days not exceeding 35 in total (or 200 hours). The timeframe can be flexible based on the individual student's commitments and to take advantage of student’s Easter break.

Recruitment / interview process

Deadline: 8th April 2022
Application/CV to be sent to support@shiftmomentum.co.uk which will then be reviewed by Shift Momentum and Form the Future, and an interview will be scheduled.

External Host / Placement Organisation Contact

Anne Bailey, CEO Form the Future

Email address abailey@formthefuture.org.uk Telephone number 01223 781296 / 07545 696547

Alex Hughes, Founder and Strategy Lead Shift Momentum Email address Alex@shiftmomentum.co.uk Telephone number 07446230468

ARU (AngliaRuskin University) Contact

Jane Monk:

Email: jane.monk@aru.ac.uk

Bursary/ Pay per hour

£2000 or national living wage per hour for a maximum of 200 hours


 


Cambridge City Libraries and Council

Project Proposal / Title

To research and map activities within the Cambridgeshire Library Service and ‘Library Presents’ to support the Library Service’s onboarding to the Region of Learning Programme. Part of this research will look at audience development and improving accessibility.

Placement Host Organisation

Cambridgeshire Libraries Service, Cambridgeshire County Council

Number of places: 1

Details of proposed Activity

Cambridgeshire Library Service have identified hub libraries across Cambridgeshire, who will be early adopters of the Region of LearningProgramme. At this point, it would have a Cambridgeshire only focus excluding Peterborough pending further discussions with colleagues in Peterborough. A focus would be our major/hub libraries: Cambridge Central, Ely, Wisbech, March, Huntingdon, St Ives, St Neots, Cambourne, Bar Hill, plus The Library Presents. To fully support the libraries onboarding, and to integrate the

service’s valuable learning opportunities for young people into the Region of Learning Programme, the Council would like the following areas researched:

-To map the library, offer which promote a love of reading and community learning, such as young people’s activities, resources and clubs. Mapping these provisions will allow Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Region of Learning to formulate learning pathways. A mapping activity will also highlight possible collaborations for future learning initiatives, working partnerships and the badging of activities.

-Research the role of libraries in learning eco-systems to see what strategies can be applied to the curation of learning pathways.

Examples of research can be found via the RSA’s Cities of Learning, and Bristol as a UNESCO learning city.

-Carry out a consultation on how the libraries currently support and facilitate digital engagement, particularly with young people, and how the Region of learning can support this offer by integrating digital learning pathways.
-To research activities which could support inter-generational learning within library services. This targeted provision would be for young parents who may have gaps in their education due to having children at a younger age. Examples of this could be tasks within a ‘Reading Champions’ learning pathway, or for young parents to lead on a ‘family reading’ session at their local library which is then rewarded with a digital badge. To carry out this research, the student will familiarise themselves with the following:

-The digital badging standards set out by RSA (Royal Society of Arts and commerce) Cities of Learning.

-Badge Nation, partner of Region of Learning.

-Cambridgeshire Library Service

-Library Presents

Project Dates and Expected Duration

It is anticipated that the internship will commence in April or May with individual days not exceeding 35 in total (or 200 hours). The timeframe can be flexible based on the individual student’s commitments and take advantage of vacation periods including Easter.

Recruitment / Interview Process

Deadline: 8th April 2022
Written application with details of relevant education and experience, why they are interested in this opportunity and their suitability. Depending on the level of interest, shortlisting may lead to an interview.

External Host / Placement Organisation Contact

Gary Porter, Head of Libraries, Archives and Culture Email addressGary.porter@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Telephone number 01223 706379 Mob: 07770 227096

ARU (AngliaRuskin University) Contact

Jane Monk:
Email: jane.monk@aru.ac.uk

Bursary or pay per hour

£2000 bursary or national living wage per hour for a maximum of 200 hours


Navigatr Limited_1

Project Proposal / Title

Benchmarking Open Digital Learning Ecosystems in

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Placement Host Organisation

Navigatr Limited https://www.navigatr.org/

Number of places: 1

Details of proposed Activity

Background:

A digital learning ecosystem is a means to provide personalised lifelong learning opportunities to support individuals, organisations, and communities to reach their goals. They are symbiotic emergent environments where no single organisation can design and deliver a top-down solution because of thechanging needs of the community, the environment and the economy. Community, technology, and data facilitate to deliver value for each stakeholder in the ecosystem. Traditionally, tech solutions have worked in isolation, creating 'one-stop-shop' platforms to solve problems they perceive as being most important. Within digital learning ecosystems, public and private organisations work collectively using technology and data to solve

problems they collectively identify. Sharing of data and technology allows for content personalisation for the individuals, impact reporting for learning providers and policy changes informed by aggregated data.

The Activity:

The student will co-develop and test "Benchmarking Open Digital Learning Ecosystems". This new tool will gauge the readiness of a community to become a digital learning ecosystem - connecting technology and data across systems to solve local problems. The students will be working with Navigatr and CPRoL to:

  • Support in the design of the benchmarking tool

- Contact local employers, schools, colleges, universities, tech suppliers and the city stakeholders to benchmark their readiness using the tool

We will then use these results to make recommendations for the organisations to take. Adopting open standards, informing procurement documentation or forming new collaborations, for example. If successful, the tool will be used across multiple cities across the UK and internationally.

Project Dates and ExpectedDuration

Estimated breakdown of days: 7 days tool development and testing

14 days contacting stakeholders

7 days fine tuning the tool

7 days writing up a report.

These are estimated times and we have some flexibility on start and finish dates. 35 days in total (no more than 200 hours)

Recruitment / Interview Process

Deadline for applications: 8th April 2022, Interview via zoom. Presentation by student which should demonstrate their understanding of the project and any clarifying questions. Interviews early April 2022

External Host / PlacementOrganisationContact

Tim Riches, Partnership Lead Email addresstim@navigatr.org

Telephone number 07980 859606

ARU (AngliaRuskin University) Contact

Jane Monk
Email: jane.monk@aru.ac.uk

Bursary or pay per hour

£2000 bursary or national living wage per hour for a maximum of 200 hours


Navigatr Limited_2

Project Proposal / Title

Connecting learning to work using a shared language for skills. How wecan use Open-Source skills taxonomies to connect the CV, Courses and Work.

Placement Host Organisation

Navigatr Limited https://www.navigatr.org/

Number of places: 1

Details of proposed activity

Jobseekers completing CVs find it hard to understand, which skills they have acquired - leading them to undersell themselves to employers. It limits their options to those jobs they think are most closely connected with what they have done before. Employers have a fuzzy picture of the people they are looking for and find it hard to break this down into, component skills in a job description

- running the risk of hiring the wrong person for the job. The educator finds it hard to know which skills are in demand, and therefore which to include in the courses and modules they teach. The key to solving the problem lies in developing a Language of Skills, and then equipping people and organisations with this language, so that whether it is a person looking to train or upskill for a certain job; an organisation involved in preparing people for involvement in the labour market; or a company looking to hire or source people with the skills they need to succeed, all are speaking the same Language of Skills and are on the same page as one another. - Test approach for adding skills data into our badges, activities, and pathways - Test pathways scenarios/technology leading people towards developing their skills and connecting with employment opportunities. Testing the EMSI Open-Source skills, language with individual CVs, universities (course leaders and careers departments) and employers - Identify, define, and suggest solutions that could improve our approach - Depending on your experience you may also compare our data approach using the EMSI skills taxonomy with the Open Skills Network and NESTAs work - This opportunity could be of interest to a wide range of students who work with data

Project Dates expected Duration

Estimated breakdown of days: 6 days skills extractor research

15 days testing skills tools on existing course, job, pathway and badge data

5 days refining approach

4 days testing refined approach
5 days writing up a report

These are estimated times and we have some flexibility and can work with student availability.

Recruitment / Interview Process

Deadline: 8th April 2022
Interview via zoom. Presentation by student which should demonstrate theirunderstanding of the project and any clarifying questions.

External Host / PlacementOrganisation Contact

Tim Riches, Partnership Lead Emailaddress tim@navigatr.org

Telephone number 07980 859606

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) Contact

Jane Monk
Email: jane.monk@aru.ac.uk

Bursary or pay per hour

£2000 bursary or national living wage for a maximum of 200 hours.


Cambridge City Council and Badge Nation_1

Project Proposal / Title

To research and break-down several undergraduate courses within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, to highlight the multitude of skills, attributes and abilities needed to undertake those courses. The identified soft skills will thenbe recognised as a micro-credential, awarded through a digital badge.

Placement Host Organisation

Cambridge City Council https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/

Badge Nation https://www.badgenation.org/

Number of places: 1

Details of Proposed Activity

The council would like to gain a deeper understanding of the soft skills required to undertake a certified undergraduate course.

These skills are less quantifiable but are equally important in the learning environment, and are also reflected in the required behaviour, attitude and values of the students. There are an ever- growing number of soft skills, but some examples are: problem-solving, critical thinking, leadership and motivation.

The council would like to identify and recognise these skills as micro-credentials, made visible as a digital badge. These micro-credentials can then be used to support the completion of a course module.

The student will undertake the following activities during their internship:

-Learn about digital badges and pathways and their real-world application (BadgeNation) including the Cities of Learning badging standard and City & Guildsendorsement

-Explore different skills frameworks and digital skills tagging

- Attend consultation/discussion sessions with Region of Learning and Badge Nation.

-Work with the Learning Pathways and Provider Engagement Officer and course in identifying key activities to digitally badge for Region of Learning.

-Work the Learning Pathways and Provider Engagement Officer to write digital badges. This will include writing the activities’ criteria, tagging activities with industry skills using Emsi, detailing general activity information, and creating a badge design.

-Liaise with partner organisation Badge Nation through the quality assurance process, making amendments where necessary.

To carry out this research, the student will familiarise themselves with the following:

-The digital badging standards set out by RSA (Royal Society of Arts and commerce) Cities of Learning.

-Badge Nation, partner of Region of Learning.

Project Dates and ExpectedDuration

Deadline: 8th April 2022

It is anticipated that the internship will commence in April or May, with individual days not exceeding 35 in total (no more than 200 hours). The timeframe can be flexible based on the individual student’s commitments and take advantage of vacation periods.

Recruitment / Interview Process

Written application with details of relevant education and experience, why they are interested in this opportunity and their suitability. Depending on the level of interest, shortlisting may lead to an interview.

External Host / PlacementOrganisationContact

Jonathan Clitheroe, Head of Learning and Skills Email addressjonathan.clitheroe@realideas.org

Telephone number 07590440172

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) Contact

Jane Monk
Email: jane.monk@aru.ac.uk

Bursary or Pay per hour

£2000 bursary or national living wage per hour for no more than 200 hours.


Cambridge City Council and Badge Nation_2

Project Proposal/Title

Design digital badges and pathways to support student entry pathways to ARUcourses through informal and non-formal learning

Placement Host Organisation

Cambridge City Council https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/ and

Badge Nation https://www.badgenation.org/

Number of places: 2

Details of Proposed Activity

The Council would like to gain a deeper understanding of the potential for digital badging and pathways as a means to help young people from less advantageous backgrounds to pursue Higher Education opportunities and connect ARU with more potential students who may not consider HE to be a viable option. While digital badging will not replace standard or alternative entry requirements, they can be used to demonstrate personal qualities, attributes, skills, and experience that a) form part of an incremental journey into further learning via the pursuit of interests and ambitions, and b) demonstrate accomplishments that actively contribute to securing a place on a course.

The student/s will undertake the following activities during their internship:

-Learn about digital badges and pathways and their real-world application (BadgeNation) including the Cities of Learning badging standard and City & Guildsendorsement

-Explore different skills frameworks and digital skills tagging

-Attend consultation/discussion sessions with local learning providers (City Council)

-Conduct primary research with ARU course leaders to establish the skills and experience that if digitally badged would provide individuals with evidence that could be recognised as part of the university application/interview/portfolio assessment process

-Establish how these findings link to the badging standard of engage, participate, demonstrate and lead

-Analyse local activities and opportunities to gain evidence of these skills or experience (for example organisational skills, volunteering)

-Design sample digital badges and pathways in each area that demonstrate this

-Present findings back to course leaders for feedback

-Compile a short report

There are three main course areas that the Council is interested in how this approach maps onto the following curriculum areas, which reflect key growth sectors locally:

-Arts and Creative Industries undergraduate courses (in particular ComputerGames, Digital Media and Film linked study)

-Social care undergraduate courses

-Accounting and Finance undergraduate courses

Project Dates and ExpectedDuration

It is anticipated that the internship will commence in April or May, with individual days not exceeding 35 in total (no more than 200 hours). The timeframe can be flexible based on the individual student’s commitments and take advantage of vacation periods.

Recruitment / Interview Process

Deadline: 8th April 2022

Written application with details of relevant education and experience, why they are interested in this opportunity and their suitability. Depending on the level of interest, shortlisting may lead to an interview.

External Host / PlacementOrganisationContact

Jonathan Clitheroe, Badge Nation

Email address jonathan.clitheroe@realideas.org

Telephone number 07590440172

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) Contact

Jane Monk

Email: jane.monk@aru.ac.uk

Bursary or pay per hour

£2000 bursary or national living wage for a maximum of 200 hours.


RSA, Cities of Learning

Project Proposal/Title

Capturing impact and strategic insights for Cambridgeshire and

Peterborough Region of Learning.

Placement Host Organisation

Royal Society for Arts, Commerce and Manufactures (RSA), Cities

of Learning https://www.thersa.org/cities-of-learning

Number of places: 1

Details of Proposed Activity

There are three main streams of work on which we would like intern support:

Future of Work research and analysis

We will be creating a Future of Work Labour Market Insights (LMI) analysis for CPRoL to help the council think strategically about their growth sectors, resilience and future of work trends. This element of the work requires data analysis (performed by our research team) and is supported by desk research, for which we would like support from the intern. The work will look at diving deeper into existing insights of target future of work sectors, their dynamics and overarching futures trends. There may also be a strand of work around transferability of skills and overlaying existing datasets from organisations likeNESTA over our own data findings. This element is approximately 14 days work.

CPRoL impact data analysis

As part of the evaluation of the CPRoL activity, the RSA will be undertaking a monthly data analysis process from the user data coming out of the CPRoL.There will be initial work to review the monthly data deliveries from partners and the councils and to organise and summarise that in a useful way. This element is approximately 9 days’ work

CPRoL impact stories and community engagement

A key approach of the programme is sharing learnings between cities and regions, in order to build a bank of best practice and encourage the scaling of our inclusive learning approach. We would like the intern to help us compile a number of high-quality case studies from the CPRoL work, which would then be presented at forums including the RSA Place Based Network, which is a network of lifelong place-based learning professionals. The intern would be asked to build the case studies through local consultation and then present the findings. This element is approximately 12 days The placement will be delivered online / virtually. There will be opportunities for the student to come to RSA house in London if they wish (and government guidelines allow).

Project Dates and Expected Duration

It is anticipated that the internship will commence in April or May, with individual days not exceeding 35 in total (no more than 200 hours). The timeframe can be flexible based on the individual student’s commitments and take advantage of vacation periods.

Recruitment / Interview Process

Deadline: 8th April 2022

All interested students to please apply with a CV and an application to answer the following: What has motivated you to apply for this role? (Max 250 words) With reference to our brief, please describe what you would bring to the role and the CPRoL? (Max 750 words) We will do one interview with a shortlist of candidates and may ask them to do a short task.

External Host / Placement Organisation Contact

Lisa Andronova, Head of Delivery, Cities of Learning Email addressLisa.andronova@rsa.org.uk

Telephone number 07841972969

ARU (AngliaRuskin University) Contact

Jane Monk

Email: jane.monk@aru.ac.uk

Bursary pay per hour

£2000 bursary or national living wage for a maximum of 200 hours


Cambridge City Council Wellbeing

Project Proposal/Title

To research, map and digitally badge activities delivered by voluntary, equality and diversity groups across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region, with a particular focus on wellbeing and inclusion.

Placement Host Organisation

Cambridge City Council https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/

Number of places: 1

Details of proposed Activity

The Council would like to explore activities run by multiple equality and diversity groups across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, to see how they could be digitally badged as part of the Region of Learning Programme. These activities could be one-off events to more session-based programmes for young people aged 15 – 24.

The researched activities would then be badged to the Cities of Learning badging standards, a model which has been adopted by the Region of Learning Programme and partner organisation Badge Nation. The badged activities could then form possible learning pathways between learning providers, and activities delivered by other organisations across the region or career pathways.

The student will undertake the following activities during their internship:

-Learn about digital badges and pathways and their real-world application (BadgeNation) including the Cities of Learning badging standard and City & Guildsendorsement

-Explore different skills frameworks and digital skills tagging

-Attend consultation/discussion sessions with the Community DevelopmentOfficer (Inclusion and Engagement) and Learning Pathways and ProviderEngagement Officer for Region of Learning (City Council).
-Work with the Community Officer (Inclusion and Engagement) and numerous equality and diversity groups in identifying key activities to digitally badge forRegion of Learning.

-Work with the Learning Pathways and Provider Engagement Officer to write digital badges. This will include writing the

activities’ criteria, tagging activities with industry skills using Emsi, detailing general activity information, and creating a badge design.

-Liaise with the Learning Pathways and Provider Engagement Officer and partner organisation Badge Nation through the quality assurance process, making amendments where necessary.

-Explore activities delivered by multiple learning providers to see how activities could connect through a learning pathway.

-Work with the Community Officer (Inclusion and Engagement) to identify and signpost cohorts of young people to join the Region of Learning Programme via the Region of Learning Coordinator.

-Compile a short report of the work researched and developed. To carry out this research, the student will familiarise themselves with the following:

-The digital badging standards set out by RSA (Royal Society of Arts and commerce) Cities of Learning. -Badge Nation, partner of Region of Learning. -Cambridge City Council

Project Dates and Expected Duration

It is anticipated that the internship will commence in May, with individual days not exceeding 35 in total (or a maximum of 200hours). The timeframe can be flexible based on the individual student’s commitments and take advantage of vacation periods up to and including Easter.

Recruitment / Interview Process

Deadline: 8th April 2022
Written application with details of relevant education and experience, why they are interested in this opportunity and their suitability. Depending on the level of interest, shortlisting may lead to an interview.

External Host / Placement Organisation Contact

Lucy Laing, Learning Pathways and Provider Engagement Officer Email address Lucy.laing@cambridge.gov.uk

Telephone number 01223 45748215

ARU (AngliaRuskin University) Contact

Jane Monk

Email; jane.monk@aru.ac.uk

Bursary /pay

Bursary £2000 or national living way for a maximum of 200 hours


About the Region of Learning project

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Region of Learning (CPRoL) is an innovative, place-based partnership led by Cambridge City Council, that will offer a universal passport to learning, skills and career opportunities to young people, taking a highly targeted approach to engaging those who face disadvantage and barriers to access. CPRoL has been specifically designed to support a system-wide and evidence-based approach to improving outcomes for young people aged 15-24 years that utilises new technologies including micro-credentialling through digital badges and pathways.

The initiative is now in its implementation phase and working with a broad range of technical, development and delivery partners (including the RSA) to:

-Introduce digital credentials2 as a future proof and 21st century approach to evidence via a digital CV young people’s learning accomplishments, in particular latent skills, qualities, and interests that would not normally be formally captured

-Bring together existing local learning, events, and activity providers in an open digital badge format that captures experience and skills which are dynamically linked to career progression routes, wellbeing pathways, and real-world employment opportunities within the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area

-Provide disadvantaged young people with a credible, alternative way to build confidence, record and demonstrate their skills, competencies, interests, talents, or experience not currently captured through formal education; to potential employers, trainers, or further/higher education providers

-Increase visibility and take up of the regions holistic learning offer using digital technologies and communication formats that are familiar, accessible, and appealing to young people

-Track and validate participation in learning through mobile phone and/or card-based smart (affordable) technologies that can be used across multiple settings where ‘everyday’ learning takes place

The project was recently recognised by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as exemplary in relation to place and diversity.

Eligibility of students

In order to ensure that we comply with HMRC regulations around tax and national insurance liability, students recruited must:

  • Be registered on a full-time programme of study
  • Normally be in their penultimate year of study, to take up the placement either during that year, or in the summer in between their penultimate and final years of study. (While it is possible to recruit students not in their penultimate year, it is never permissible to recruit final year students to summer vacation placements, as these would run after their formal period of instruction has come to an end.)

In addition, UKVI regulations mean that international students are subject to restrictions on their weekly working hours except during formal vacation periods, so it is strongly recommended that international students are therefore only recruited to fill summer placement opportunities. Where an international student is identified to fill a longer-term placement during term time, the internship hours will contribute to the total they are permitted to work.

While the intention is that internships should be filled by undergraduate students, there may be operational reasons why it may be appropriate to extend some of the schemes to taught Masters’ students, though the majority of beneficiaries should remain undergraduate students. Please note

that international masters' students do not have a formal vacation, so if they are recruited to summer placement opportunities, they are likely to be subject to restrictions meaning it may be necessary to recalibrate the placement to allow it run on a part-time basis to ensure that the student does not exceed their working hours cap.