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Placement opportunities at the British Library for PhD students

January 14, 2016

bl2The British Library has launched a new placement scheme to provide opportunities for PhD students from all disciplines to develop career skills and experience that complement their research activities and academic training.

A range of different placement projects have been designed by Library staff for the current Call, several of which will particularly appeal to social science researchers.

For full details of the scheme and profiles of the 17 projects that are being offered, please visit: http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/highered/phd-placement-scheme/

The application deadline is 19 February 2016. All applications must be supported by the applicant’s PhD supervisor and their department’s Graduate Tutor (or equivalent).

Please refer to the website for full details, but here are some summary notes:

  • This scheme is open to all doctoral researchers, as long as they have the support of their supervisor and their Graduate Tutor (or equivalent).
  • International students are eligible if they have the right to study in the UK.
  • The minimum duration of the placements is 3 months (or PT equivalent).
  • Interviews to be held in March-April 2016.
  • It is anticipated that the placements will be held during the 12 month period from June 2016-May 2017 – with exact start dates to be agreed with the successful candidate once appointed.

All placement students are allocated their own desk and/or workspace, and are fully integrated into the working environment of the team/department in which they are based.

Please note that the Library is not able to provide payment to placement students.