Professional Practice Scheme​

The Professional Practice Scheme aims to support students’ transition from the academic to the professional world. These projects help students realise the connection between what they do in their modules and potential future occupations, as well as further develop their employability skills.

The core idea of this innovative scheme is that a piece of assessment can be used internally (to assess a student’s progression), but also externally, if the content of the work is of interest to an organisation. ​

What Professional Practice Projects could you do?

Examples of past projects:

Write a report for an MP

As part of the parliamentary and public policy research placements, students have been paired up with an MP, MEP, or non-parliamentary organisation (such as pressure groups, think tanks, NGOs, local government) who mandate a report on a topic of interest.

Translate material for museums

As part of our translation work experience modules, students have worked in groups to translate material for museums/heritage sites. Past partners include the Norwich Castle Museum, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and Blickling Hall.

Contribute to junior doctors’ training

A part of our public service interpreting module, students have worked with young doctors and health professionals as interpreters.