Professor Frank Shovlin with students in his office

Careers and placements

We offer many opportunities for students to to gain practical experience to enhance their studies, including placements, exchanges and mentoring.

Over 70 million people worldwide claim Irish descent and many retain a special affinity with Ireland. As a leading Irish Studies Institute we are part of this extended network and are in touch with its internationally prominent members from many walks of life. 

Placements and opportunities 

The Institute offers many opportunities for students to to gain practical experience to enhance their studies, eg. by attending networking events or organising placements, exchanges, mentoring or graduate employment. The University Careers and Employability Service  is always there to support you and help you to identify and approach the most suitable contacts from the many organisations, businesses and institutions alongside which we work. 

Work placements

We offer career placements with political, cultural, and community-based partners in Britain and Ireland. 

We fund your travel and accommodation while you develop your career.

Some examples of our career partners include:

Gaining specialist skills 

'Who you know' is important but ultimately it is the quality of your degree programme and university that will influence your prospects the most. University of Liverpool qualifications are highly valued by employers worldwide and the education you will gain here will prepare you academically, personally and professionally for your future career. There are also specialist-skills based modules to allow you to gain experience in areas such as questionnaire design and interview techniques which help build an impressive CV.

Recent Irish Studies graduates have taken up roles with leading organisations in fields such as arts and media, business and management, government and politics, academia, teaching and lecturing, banking and law.

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