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Undergraduate Professional Work Experience Bursary

New £500 bursary available to help with professional work experience 

Have you secured unpaid or low paid professional work experience? Careers can help! They have 90 bursaries of £500 available to undergraduate students from any degree discipline. Perhaps you are planning on volunteering abroad with Oxfam or Rayleigh International, or maybe you have got that coveted unpaid internship with a PR or Marketing company. The bursary is designed to help contribute to the cost of your travel, accommodation (whether here in Reading or elsewhere) and your food.

The work experience must be 6 weeks or over but can be here in the UK or abroad. Helpfully the bursary isn’t means tested, which means you don’t need to show your bank statement or have received any other bursaries to be eligible. There are two applications deadlines Friday 26th February or Friday 27th May, for more information visit student.reading.ac.uk/essentials/careers/wex-bursaries


Reading Internship Scheme

The Reading Internship Scheme is back and bigger than ever!

Offering paid summer internships between 6 and 12 weeks working with start-ups, small to medium size enterprises and small enterprises exclusively for UoR students.

This is a great opportunity to try out an industry or career, refine your transferable skills, and gain valuable experience. Last summer interns worked in organisations as diverse as the Henley River and Rowing Museum and a production company based in Pinewood Studios. The roles on offer are vast including Donor Relations, Marketing, Secondary School liaison, Social Media, and many more!

Last year one of our students went to work as a Marketing Intern for BakedIn, during her time with them she developed and pitched her product to senior managers successfully, and it is now on sale across the UK in Lakeland stores.

The Reading Internship Scheme is generously supported by the Earley Charity, Santander and the University’s Access Fund who make the internships possible.

The scheme is open to students from any year of study and any degree discipline; the positions will be advertised from early March. For more information visit reading.ac.uk/careers/placements/ris

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