Placement - Digital Partners 4-6h per week, 10 roles

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  4 – 6 hours per week for 15 weeks (weekly hours will vary depending on workload and your academic timetable). 

There are 10 available positions for this role.   

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

Students may wish to use this placement towards a placement requirement of their course or outside of their course. 

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 you application for the first three roles you have applied.  

About the role  

Learning Technologies is looking to recruit students to work in partnership with staff across the University to help improve the use of technology and enhance digital learning and teaching activities and resources. 

As a Digital Partner, you will act as a driver of change and work closely with your staff partner(s) to implement technology enhanced learning and more innovative ways of using technology to increase student engagement.  

Digital Partners will need to be enthusiastic and passionate about the use of technology and be willing to learn and develop new digital skills for use in education. By working in the role, you will have an opportunity to work on live briefs, explore more creative ways of producing content and experience life as a freelancer. Examples may include generating photographs or images for SOL, crafting online quizzes or setting up news and social media feeds for unit pages. 

The job involves you working on tasks independently with practical support available from the Learning Technologies Helpdesk. However, you will need to establish a good working relationship with your staff partner(s) – meeting regularly and keeping them informed of the work you are doing. You will also be required to attend training sessions and provide evidence of self-directed learning using and the Duke of York iDEA programme 


  • Develop your own digital and professional skill-set using available support 
  • Work with an allocated staff partner(s) to establish task requirements and deadlines for completion 
  • Consider skills and resources needed to complete tasks and discuss this with staff partner(s) 
  • Work closely with Learning Technologies to develop appropriate digital skills 
  • Liaise with staff partner(s) regularly to update on progress 
  • Produce an activity log to record tasks and development hours   
  • Awareness and understanding of the need to maintain confidentiality if dealing with sensitive information 
  • Review completion of task with a member of the Learning Technologies team

About You:  

  • Organised and reliable 
  • Ability to work independently and organise own time 
  • Be open to feedback 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work to a defined brief 
  • Good communicator 
  • Adobe Creative Suite skills are desirable but not essential. 

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 per hour

Posted: 09/11/2018

Closes: 25/11/2018

Contract Type: Temporary, Work Placement, 0-3 months, 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.