Placement - Student Achievement Communication 15h per week

Gain professional experience – Build your knowledge and confidence in the real world of work - Doing a work placement is a fantastic way to learn about the professional world. It will build your confidence and look great on your CV. Employers look for it, so it will give you the edge when it’s time to start your career and it can lead to job offers in the future.

This micro-placement is available to 2nd or 3rd year students who may not have had relevant work experience related to their studies.

The placement will be based within Solent University for the equivalent of 2 days (15 hours) a week (7.5 hours per day) for up to 10 weeks.

You will need to register with Campus Jobs if you are successful at the interview.

I’m interested, can and how do I apply?

The placement is only available to Solent undergraduates who meet the following criteria:

  • Studying towards a Bachelor’s degree at Solent University
  • Studying towards their 2nd or 3rd year
  • Have not taken part in the Micro –placement scheme June – July 2018
  • Have no work experience in a professional office environment related to their studies
  • Students holding a visa will need to check their Biometrics Residence Card (BRP) for work conditions.

If you are unsure if you meet the criteria above, please e-mail .

To apply please complete the attached application form and attach it after you click the ‘Apply’ button of this advert. Applicants who don’t complete the application form will not be considered for this post. You may apply for up to three roles part of this placement scheme. If you apply for more than three roles, we will only consider your application for the first three roles you have applied.

About the role

To create a visually appealing student communications campaign, aimed at improving student engagement, working closely with the Student Achievement Team.


  • Create a visually appealing student SOL page
  • Assist the Student Achievement Team in promoting key messages at certain times of the year
  • Allow students that have been contacted as part of an initiative to respond via an online form or book a meeting if appropriate
  • Provide student forums for each initiative so that students in similar situations can discuss and form study groups
  • Complete surveys on initiatives undertaken
  • Create content for the Student Achievement Team’s social media campaigns
  • Assist with analysis of student feedback on initiatives
  • Reach more students who couldn’t be contacted directly and encourage them to use the Student SOL page to contact the team
  • Organise and co-ordinate a student workshop at the end of the project to determine success and gather feedback
  • Work in accordance with relevant internal and external quality standards and benchmarks and ensure activity is informed by best practice
  • Demonstrate the University’s values of respect, ownership, integrity, engagement, inclusivity and team work
  • Ensure accurate input of data into university systems including the appropriate handling of data in accordance with established University policies and procedures

About You:

  • Good working knowledge of software packages such as Microsoft Office
  • Good knowledge of photo and video editing software, such as Photoshop
  • Report writing
  • Working to deadlines
  • Team working
  • Experience using social media platforms
  • Good administrative and organisational skills
  • Good written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Report writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent photo and video editing skills

Timings of the scheme

Please apply by midnight of Sunday 18 November. Interviews will take place between 28 November and 7 December.

You will need to be available to attend an on boarding (induction) for this placement on Wednesday 9 January, 2018, which will take place at Solent University.

Solent Futures can support you

Solent Futures, Solent University’s employability and enterprise service advises that you ensure your application is the best it can be before you submit it. Look at our online guide or email for feedback. You might want to visit us in RM 001 11am – 4pm to get your application checked and, if you are invited for interview, to arrange for a mock interview. 


Location: Southampton

Salary: £8.25

Posted: 09/11/2018

Closes: 18/11/2018

Contract Type: Temporary, Work Placement, Jobs on campus

Hours: Part Time, Flexible

About Campus Jobs

Campus Jobs is the University’s student recruitment service for opportunities on campus. There are a great variety of jobs, from administration to manual work, in the library, helping at events, in finance, marketing and media resources.

Please note, if you are a holder of a Tier 4 visa you will have certain conditions and working restrictions attached to your visa. Generally, students studying towards a degree level qualification (NQF6) or above are restricted to a maximum of 20 hours work per week during term time, which is reduced to 10 hours per week for students studying below degree level. Please check your visa for more details. It is a criminal offence to breach the conditions of your visa, and anyone found doing so by UK Visas and Immigration is likely to have their permission to stay in the UK cancelled.

If you are already working elsewhere at the time of starting a Campus Job, please notify your line manager and email immediately.

For more information about working on campus please look on the Solent Portal.