Work Experience (Y10) – 1st to 5th July 2024

The School of Arts is a vibrant and varied area of the university that includes the departments of Music, Film, Theatre, Anthropology and Archaeology, and Philosophy. We typically offer Work Experience placements to year 10 students during work experience week in July. A placement with us might include time spent experiencing Music studios, Film & TV editing and Theatre production, supporting archaeological fieldwork and on office-based tasks. You’d be working with academic, technical and professional services staff across a range of areas and have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the life of our school.

We want to give you the opportunity to explore different university subject areas that might be of interest and gain an understanding of the career options that are available to you, encouraging you to learn and develop new skills. This placement would suit you if you have an interest in an arts environment and want to gain a better understanding of what arts skills, courses and careers there are.   

We very much welcome and encourage local state school students to apply.

Applications for 2024 are now closed.

If our placements are oversubscribed, we will give priority to those who meet all or most of the following criteria:

  • live in an area of low participation in higher education which is a score of 1 or 2 for the category 'POLAR4 young participation' (check here)
  • are a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic student
  • attend an aspiring state school or college
  • are or have been eligible for free school meals
  • have spent three or more months in local authority care
  • are currently an estranged student
  • are part of the first generation in your family to go to university.

Please note, these placements are all in-person at the UoB Clifton Campus and we are currently unable to offer accommodation, catering or travel for the week.

Please contact your school as they might be able to assist in these areas. 


Applications for the School of Arts Work Experience 2024 are now closed.

If you have any questions, please contact

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 Performers: L to R. William Wasdan Jr., Brenna McLaud, & Henry Daniel. Imprint I. Choreographer, Henry Daniel. UBC Museum of Anthropology, January, 2010. Photo: Chris Randle.
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