What do you actually do!? - a podcast from Careers and Placements

What do you actually do is a podcast released every other week during term time.

Have you ever wondered what a particular job actually involves? Our podcast series What do you actually do!? aims to answer that question.

What do you do all day? What skills do you need? How did you get the job? What advice do you have for students?

Get the answers to these questions along with career inspiration, top tips and insider knowledge every other week when Kate Morris asks our guest, ‘What do you actually do?’

Each podcast is accompanied by useful links to help you do more research and a blog post with a full transcript of the episode.

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Read the transcripts on our blog.

Listen to our latest episode

Placement year in a political think tank, with Andrew Gloag

Andrew is a final year Politics student at York. He has just returned from a placement year with London based think tank Demos. As a research assistant, Andrew was involved in conducting qualitative and quantitative research, including gathering, preparing and analysing data, organising and conducting focus groups and interviews and designing research materials.

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