CHASE offers the opportunity to work with any organisation on a project lasting between one and six months, either full time or part time, to enable you to develop your skills and gain professional experience outside an academic setting. We will help you develop your project ideas, and make contact with relevant potential placement hosts.
CHASE will provide financial support for your placement:
- An extension to your existing stipend for the duration of the placement
- Associated costs (e.g. travel and accommodation) if necessary
To find out more about CHASE placements, contact:
Dr Steven Colburn
CHASE DTP Placements & Partnerships Officer
Tel: 01273 873673
My CHASE placement occurred over a six-month period in the London headquarters of Unruly Media, a global video ad tech firm. Unruly are an industry leader in the distribution of online video advertising—for instance, those ads and trailers that pop up when you are reading an article online, or that you might opt-in to play on your favourite website.
Erin Pearson - University of East Anglia
During my placement I worked with INFORM (The Information Network on Religious Movements, based at the London School of Economics. Founded in 1988 by renowned sociologist Professor Eileen Barker, INFORM is a charity that specialises in providing the public with balanced and detailed information on new religions and minority movements.
Aled Thomas - Open University
My CHASE-funded placement at the archive of the Cinémathèque française, where I spent three months taking stock of films pertaining to their sub-Saharan African collections, has informed and transformed my ongoing PhD research in profound ways.
Nikolaus Perneczky, Goldsmiths, University of London
My research at Goldsmiths is investigating the implications of the internet for contemporary poetry and poetics: as a primarily text-based medium radically shifting the coordinates of communication; as a catalyst for contemporary textual saturation; and, of course, as a digital space where poetry is read, published and disseminated.
Joe McCarney, Goldsmiths, University of London
Between January and March 2016, I undertook an 8-week placement in the Coins and Medals Department at the British Museum as part of my CHASE-funded PhD. In order to maximise my employability, I was advised that obtaining work experience at the British Museum would be beneficial.
Johanne Porter, University of East Anglia
I am currently one month into a 4 months part time placement at BUFVC in London. I am working on a research project to do with newsreel cameramen who worked during the war and digitising tapes from a documentary about newsreel cameramen shot in 1981 called 'They Made News'.
Elena Dirstaru, University of Essex
My CHASE placement entailed working for two months as a Project Coordinator for the Institute of Contemporary Arts’ Luis Buñuel retrospective. This terrific opportunity to be behind the scenes of an institution that promotes an understanding of radical art and culture brought me into close contact with a broad spectrum of activities.
Eleanor Careless, University of Sussex