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Charities invited to work with students on creative projects

 

Edinburgh Napier University is looking to connect with voluntary sector organisations

Charities are being invited to take advantage of some great young creative minds.

Edinburgh Napier University is looking to pair its students with voluntary sector organisations to work on exciting projects.

The university is keen to engage with charities in order to provide mentoring, placement and live project brief opportunities for its students.

From design, photography, film and publishing to social media and comms, Napier students have a range of skills to offer organisations.

The university has worked with organisations such as Scottish Love in Action, who hosted a social media assistant for 14 hours a week, and Edinburgh Community Food, who commissioned three students for collaborative design placements.

Rebecca Tait, undertook a five-month placement with the Eric Liddell Centre, as part of her music studies. She said: “The great thing about this placement was that the staff at the day service gave me full creative control of what I wanted to with the clients as long as I felt that it would be beneficial for them which was amazing!

“I just had to run it past my supervisor the week before and then I could go for it. This allowed me to discover what I was capable of in a ‘music therapist’ role and really explore and experiment with new ideas to see if they would be effective for my clients and research tried and tested methods to use as foundation for my sessions.”

The School of Arts and Creative Industries has employability at the heart of all its programmes, and opportunities for partnerships are always being sought.

For more information, contact Claire Bee at c.bee@napier.ac.uk

 

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