Second year students from across the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities work with industry partners on live briefs as part of their ‘Applied Humanities’ module, enabling them to develop a range of practical employability skills.
Victoria Drye is yet to complete her BA (Hons) English Literature degree at Leeds Beckett University, but she’s already secured a job on the graduate scheme at professional services powerhouse, PwC. Working in their tax line of service, Victoria explains how her study of English Literature has enabled her to secure a role in finance.
In conjunction with taking part in the Career Cartographies module as part of her English with Creative Writing course, Rebecca Jackson spent several weeks at Green Gecko, a digital advertising agency in Leeds.
After graduating with a first-class honour’s degree in History, the skills Samantha learnt at university, such as historical data analysis, helped her to successfully secure a job in human resources.
It was during a university work placement at a publishing house when Courtney Castle, English Literature graduate, discovered how her creative writing talents could be transferred to writing social and online web content. Less than a year after graduating from Leeds Beckett University, Courtney is already successfully making her way up the marketing career ladder.