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I'm currently studying aAS levels and at the end of the academic year it's compulsory for all students to find a week of work experience. I want to do something relevant to the degree I want (English literature), any ideas for English related work experience for a 17 year old?
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I'm currently studying aAS levels and at the end of the academic year it's compulsory for all students to find a week of work experience. I want to do something relevant to the degree I want (English literature), any ideas for English related work experience for a 17 year old?
There's not a lot of directly relevant careers....

but depending on your specific interests then a local library (particularly any that run creative writing workshops or similar) or your local newspapers would be worth approaching.
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I'm currently studying aAS levels and at the end of the academic year it's compulsory for all students to find a week of work experience. I want to do something relevant to the degree I want (English literature), any ideas for English related work experience for a 17 year old?
I guess teaching is an option. It shows you're capable of communicating concepts and ideas pretty well?

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There's not a lot of directly relevant careers....

but depending on your specific interests then a local library (particularly any that run creative writing workshops or similar) or your local newspapers would be worth approaching.
Unrelated, but I love your avatar. :lol:
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Unrelated, but I love your avatar. :lol:
Thank you - I love unikitty - she's my career idol :yes:
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Thank you - I love unikitty - she's my career idol :yes:
Biznis Kitty variant, I take it? :P
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I'm currently studying aAS levels and at the end of the academic year it's compulsory for all students to find a week of work experience. I want to do something relevant to the degree I want (English literature), any ideas for English related work experience for a 17 year old?
Just to add, WE is not required for most university courses, the main exception being courses like medicine. So if you do some WE it's only to help you as a person, not to pad out your UCAS application
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Biznis Kitty variant, I take it? :P
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Just to add, WE is not required for most university courses, the main exception being courses like medicine. So if you do some WE it's only to help you as a person, not to pad out your UCAS application
To kind of further this point - even Biomedicine, basically the closest course to Medicine there is, didn't require me to have it. I have a friend who got to do English at university without a single GCSE, so you're absolutely fine on that field :yep:
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I'm currently studying aAS levels and at the end of the academic year it's compulsory for all students to find a week of work experience. I want to do something relevant to the degree I want (English literature), any ideas for English related work experience for a 17 year old?
Another idea (that I know someone managed to wangle) is to approach publishers, particularly small or very large publishers or those specialising in YA fiction. They're often happy to use WE students to critique the thousands of YA manuscripts submitted.
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Another idea (that I know someone managed to wangle) is to approach publishers, particularly small or very large publishers or those specialising in YA fiction. They're often happy to use WE students to critique the thousands of YA manuscripts submitted.
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WE however is required for a lot of animal-based courses. Like an unbelievable amount, even I am struggling and I live in the most farm based place there is possible. I blame insurance.

I would honestly go with what you want to do for WE, or see if any Primary schools, Libraries or even publishing houses will take you. Or newspaper offices, like a local paper. They are often glad to let a WE student write a few articles or help edit.
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