In the School of the Arts we take your future seriously. It is our responsibility to equip students with the skills they need to be a success in the workplace. Employability is not an afterthought, but a central theme of our teaching, embedded in the curriculum.
Develop Vital Skills
Communication and Media students develop a wide range of skills through their degree which are vital for many careers. The broad commercial and cultural understanding of how the media and creative industries operate represents a crucial skill-set, central to careers from broadcasting to marketing. But students also gain transferable skills such as research and critical analysis, problem-solving and the ability to construct arguments and convey their ideas effectively – all of which are highly valued by employers in any workplace setting.
Many Communication and Media students are involved in activities within the University such as writing for and managing LSMedia, an online student newspaper, and working at LSRadio, the local student radio station, developing skills which give them the confidence to impress employers in the media sector and elsewhere.
We work closely with the university’s award winning Careers & Employability Service to offer a 30 credit, year-long module (SOTA300) which incorporates placement with a local company, group or institution related to your subject, providing practical/vocational experience.
In 2012 85.7% of our Communication and Media students went on to employment or further study within six months of completing their studies.
Previous employers have included:
- The Independent
- Red Union Films
- Maya Vision International
- The House of Commons
- The Children’s Heart Federation
- Liverpool Biennial
- Liverpool Chamber of Commerce.