The scheme was designed to work around each writer’s studies, providing support and flexible deadlines to ensure that students can thrive in both their academic and professional work. Through the scheme, students gain experience in interviewing internal staff and external partners, translating complex copy into digestible content and managing multiple projects and timelines, providing them with a rich skillset to draw on in future roles.
Olivia Templeton, a creative writing PhD student, studies the changing state of crime fiction and the effect of advancing technology on themes of gender policing and vigilantism. Through the case studies she has written, Olivia has been able to explore new industries and specialisms.
"I find my case studies really interesting because you get to learn so much about all these different types of projects that are going on. But you especially learn about why people are doing these projects, they all have a specific reason why they have started whatever the project is, and it is usually quite meaningful." – Olivia Templeton, case study writer.