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Nottingham Trent University

Job description

Role: Fashion Research Assistant

FashionMap: Documenting High Street Fashion 2000-2017

Do you have a passion for Fashion? Would you like to contribute to a ground-breaking fashion research project?

FashionMap is an archive of over 1,800 garments and accessories that represent high street trends from 2000 to now.

Job description:

We’re looking for a student with keen interest in high street fashion trends to assist us on this exciting project.

Full training & support will be given, so previous work experience in this area isn’t necessary. You’ll be supervised by NTU staff & students, but we’re looking for someone who is able to work independently, as well as a good team player.

The project will involve working with the actual garments, the digital archive and student research portfolios to create a visual trend map of garments from the collection.

Dates available weeks beginning:

17th July 2017
24th July 2017
31st July 2017
7th Aug 2017

Closing date for applications: Monday 12th June 2017 at 12pm (noon)

How to apply: Please email our work experience coordinator at for further information.




Please note this role is only available to post-16 students


Role: Design Assistant


Job description:

Working as part of the Alumni Fellowship team, in this role you will use your visual design skills to produce documents (primarily infographics) representing information such as:


Number of hours our Alumni Fellows have volunteered in the 16/17 academic year
Which activities our Alumni Fellows have taken part in
The number of students who have worked with our Alumni Fellows


You will be supervised and supported by the Alumni Volunteering Officer, but will be expected to work independently, as well as part of the team.

You will feedback the work you produce to the Alumni Volunteering Officer throughout the week, with the opportunity to present formally to the Alumni Relations Manager at the end of the week.


This placement will offer you the opportunity to gain experience working in an office environment. You will work on tasks independently and use your creative ability to put information into an easily understandable format.


You will use Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) and infographic software e.g. Canva to produce this work.



Dates available week beginning:


3rd July
10th July
24th July



Closing date for completed applications: Friday 9th June 2017 at 12pm (noon)


How to apply: Please email our work experience coordinator at for further information.



Please note this role is only available to post-16 students


Role: Research Assistant


Project: Mapping Nottingham’s Identity

Do you live in Nottingham? We would love you to help us capture local resident’s experiences of living in the area!…


Job description:

Nottingham Trent University are conducting a community research study and are looking for local residents to ‘tell their story’. You can be personally involved in this exciting research project where your skills could be used in the following areas:


Encouraging friends/family/local community members to be interviewed
Taking photos
Recording interviews
Translating interviews
Using central library to undertake research
Using social media to advertise events
Writing blogs


You will be fully supported by staff & students from NTU throughout the project. Below are some examples of the training you will be given:


How to conduct interview
How to conduct a focus group
Using mapping techniques (to identify hot spots for the community, or landmarks, or places that need attention)
Gathering oral testimonies


Dates available weeks beginning:


3rd July 2017
10th July 2017
17th July 2017


Closing date for applications: Monday 12th June 2017 at 12pm (noon)


How to apply: Please email our work experience coordinator at for further information.





  • Apply by: 01/08/2017
  • Company: NTU
  • Pay: N/A
  • Working times/day: TBA
  • Location: NOTTINGHAM
  • Job type: Work placements
  • Job sector: Creative Industries
  • Employers reference: NTU05
  • Listing date: 18/05/2017

How to apply

To apply and receive an application form for these vacancies you must email the Nottingham Trent University's work experience co-ordinator to discuss whether suitable dates are available for you to complete your work placement. Please contact on

Please note - Placements are open to all students at Vision West Nottinghamshire College, this may result into the placement being allocated; we do advise all students interested in the placement to speak with the employer in the first instance to check that the placement is still available.

Step 1 - Once you have a confirmed offer, in order to proceed with the work placement you will need to complete the work placement application form on Pro Portal, the form can be found under miscellaneous. (An accurate start and approximate end dates MUST be entered)

Step 2 - Your tutor will be asked to authorise your placement once you have fully completed your application form (remember to SAVE).

Step 3 - Once authorised, the work placement team will ensure the health and safety documentation for your placement is in place.

Step 4 - The work placement team will then send you, your tutor and the employer an email to confirm your work placement is ‘ Ready to Go’.

Step 5 – Collect a Progress Passport which you must complete on placement and ask your supervisor to sign off your hours and provide feedback on the last pages.

Step 6 – To check the status of your application, look at the note section at the bottom of your application form.

A parental consent form must also be signed and passed to your tutor before you go on placement.

If you have questions or need any support ringing an employer or completing your application, simply email or call into Room 218 at Derby Road.

We encourage you to secure your work placement as soon as possible. The deadline to have a placement agreed is Friday 8 Dec 2017.

Good luck and remember to ask your employer on completing your placement if you can add them as a new reference on your CV!

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