Second year student, BA (Hons) History
With graduate employers increasingly looking beyond qualiﬁcations for evidence of workplace experience, the History Department launched a new module to give its students the best chance possible in a highly competitive job market.
Jack Lloyd was one of the ﬁrst students to embark on the ‘History in Practice: Community Project’ module which gives second-year students the opportunity to test the skills they have acquired as trainee historians by collaborating with an external organisation in the cultural/heritage sector on a community project. Jack is working with Liverpool St Helens Football Club, the oldest Rugby Union club in the world, on a Heritage Lottery-funded project to catalogue and digitise its extensive archives. Alongside the club’s archivist, he will produce a booklet, exhibition and website about the heritage of St Helen’s RFC, as well as creating a publicly accessible digital archive of the club’s most interesting items.
“The project will provide Jack with valuable evidence of work experience which is sure to make him a more competitive job candidate on completion of his studies. It will also give him the opportunity to assist in a project that will make a considerable contribution to the history of sport and also to our understanding of the importance of sport to local history.”
Dr Nicky Tsougarakis – Lecturer in History, Edge Hill University