AberForward Snapshots

AberForward gives students and graduates the chance to gain professional work experience in a range of work environments. Below, you'll find just a small sample of recent placements.

 

Name: Sarah Bainbridge

Degree subject: Criminology

Placement title: Research and Communications Support Officer

Department: Law and Criminology department

Brief description: Supporting staff in admin duties; promoting projects on social media; website development; group conference training in Cardiff; agency networking; research.

My AberForward experience has been: Fabulous!

 

Name: Charlotte Meddins

Degree subject: Fine Art / Art History

Placement title: Curatorial and Technical Support Officer

Department: School of Art

Brief description: Digitising negatives; organising exhibitions; conducting health and safety audits; packing and moving ceramic displays.

My AberForward experience has been: Interesting

 

Name: Georgina Bouzyk

Degree subject: Fine Art / Art History

Placement title: Technician and Assistant Curator

Department: School of Art

Brief description: Data entry for museum collections; health and safety audits; exhibitions changeovers; restoring mounts in the collections; design marketing materials.

My AberForward experience has been: Busy

 

Name: Freya Blyth

Degree subject: Drama and English Literature

Placement title: Creative Learning Project Support Officer

Department: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Brief description: Creating portfolio of projects run by the Arts Centre for primary and secondary schools.

My AberForward experience has been: Fulfilling

 

Name: Nicole Blackburn

Degree subject: Zoology

Placement title: Jurassic Exhibitions Officer

Department: IBERS and the Old College

Brief description: Coordinating volunteer tour guides and providing information; working with curators to help set up exhibitions in Old College.

My AberForward experience has been: Informative

 

Name: Karolina Werner

Degree subject: Finance and Accounting

Placement title: Tell Us Now Support Officer

Department: Planning

Brief description: General administration; report writing; special events management; records management.

My AberForward experience has been: Evolving

 

Name: Vanessa Catterall

Degree subject: History

Placement title: School Liaison and Summer School Administrative Officer

Department: History and Welsh History

Brief description: Creating timelines for schools; managing database of schools’ details and curriculums; managing departmental social media presence.

My AberForward experience has been: Advantageous

 

Name: John Davies

Degree subject: Agriculture

Placement title: Farm Business Survey Webpage Development Officer

Department: IBERS

Brief description: Redesigning the Farm Business Survey webpage and booklet.

My AberForward experience has been: Thought-provoking

 

 

Name: Jordan Blower

Degree subject: Drama and Theatre / Film and TV

Placement title: Media Support Officer and Departmental Technician

Department: Theatre, Film and Television Studies and New Welsh Review

Brief description: Editing; filming; researching; working with technical team; mixing; setting up the studio.

My AberForward experience has been: Fulfilling

 

Name: Tom Roberts

Degree subject: Geography

Placement title: Assistant Student Engagement and Experience Officer

Department: Careers Service

Brief description: Creating promotional material; designing and conducting surveys; supporting planning of University-wide careers fair.

My AberForward experience has been: Valuable

 

Name: Fraser Brown

Degree subject: Genetics

Placement title: Farm Business Survey Archive Officer

Department: IBERS

Brief description: Digitising historical records; redesigning Farm Business Survey website.

My AberForward experience has been: Interesting

 

Name: Denholm Bramble

Degree subject: Plant Biology

Placement title: Research Support Officer of Red Clover

Department: IBERS

Brief description: Sub-culturing fungi; scoring fungal diseases in leaves.

My AberForward experience has been: Wow!