Making short politics placements work


Short placements can provide an important and meaningful experience of politics in action for students who are unable to benefit from the generally lengthy placements currently on offer. This article is based on the findings of the three-year HEFCE-funded project The Scholarship of Engagement for Politics and explores the potential of short, local, research-based placements, embedded in modules and supported by online journaling, to enrich students’ understanding of politics and enhance their employability.


The file attached to this record is the authors final peer reviewed version. The publishers final version can be accessed via the DOI link.


placements, scholarship of engagement, politics


Curtis, S., Blair, A., Sherrington, P., Axford, Huggins, R., and Marsh, C. (2009) Making Short Politics Placements Work. Politics, 29 (1), pp.62-70


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