Henna is planning her career using the personal and professional skills she has developed whilst at the University.
I always loved the academic side of History but I wasn’t sure if it would lead to the career in media I wanted. Now I’m here, I’m getting practical experience in journalism and publishing as Editor of the History Student Times and am using the writing skills I’ve gained through my course.
My name is Henna and I’m studying History. I wasn’t always sure whether I would go to university as I didn’t know if a history degree would help me achieve the career in media that I wanted.
Since I arrived, I’ve really thrown myself into the opportunities the University offers, like clubs and societies. I’m getting practical experience in journalism and publishing as Editor of the History Student Times and am using the writing skills I’ve gained through my course in practice, which will be really useful once I graduate.
I’m so glad I chose to study History at the University of Leeds; I’ll graduate with a world-class degree as well as industry-ready skills – and I’m having the best time in the process.
For your future self
For anyone considering studying History at the University of Leeds, I’d 100% recommend it. It’s a flexible, versatile degree that can lead to so many different careers.
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As a University of Leeds student, you’ll acquire versatile skills that translate into diverse job prospects, helping you to shine as a graduate in your chosen field. Open your path to a great career and gain the confidence to succeed.
Studying at Leeds can also create opportunities for work experience and placements. Most of our courses allow you to do a work placement and we’re here to help you find one.
To gain work experience while you study you could take part in:
- a work placement year
- short placements and project work as part of your course
- student ambassador roles or internships on campus
- summer internships.
Earn while you learn
To improve your employability and earn some money at the same time we can help you find paid positions and internships while you study. Our JobLink service in the Students’ Union is your go-to destination which advertises part-time and flexible work, internships, projects and holiday jobs.