English students secure placements with renowned company
The school have an established relationship with greetings card giant Hallmark. Since 2018 they have worked closely with the company to provide placements for our undergraduate English students.
Students have been selected via the Write Here, Write Now, 21st Century Writing Challenge which invites submissions to write an editorially-led range of unique yet commercial greeting cards aimed at customers aged between 21 and 45.
In 2018, five second year students were offered placements with Hallmark which they undertook in their second semester. Poppy Stobart was one of the students who completed here placement.
“Hallmark Cards was very big step for me, having never done anything like it before. Going in once a week and then every day for a week in my holidays really helped me to gain confidence in an unfamiliar setting and allowed me to experience something that I am very interested in entering into when I finish university. Every day we were given different creative projects to work on, and we were all really made to feel like a team. I also never once felt like an intern or a student, they gave me important projects and tasks, and were always very supportive when these were completed. We were also given feedback on the projects we completed, as well as being able to assist on other assignments and jobs with the other staff. For me the experience was absolutely incredible and one I am so glad I completed. I came away with so many more skills and far more confidence in new and unfamiliar situations and for that I will forever be grateful.”
In 2019, two further students were offered placements through the writing challenge.