Seeing as the term has finished, I thought I would reflect on what has been a big part of my uni life for the past 10 weeks. As part of my EN3192: Transcultural writing and the publishing industry module, I have had to work as an e-placement for the literary organisation Renaissance One. We have to complete 7 hours weekly with the organisation over a span of 10 weeks.
As Renaissance One is a literary producing and curating company, I got to attend two events whilst working with them, one was a social media masterclass and the other a poetry reading by poet Kei Miller, although I helped out at these I really enjoyed them both. I learnt a lot about how social media works from a business point of view rather than a personal one, and how to utilise platforms to allow events to reach a maximum audience and I also found out that I struggled with a lot of the social media on days where there wasn’t events to promote. I also became the deputy editor of the Renaissance One newsletter, this was by far my favourite task, as I enjoyed having something physical to show for it. It was so much fun to write the features and format the newsletter as well as edit it. Similarly I also created an education pack for a poet working with Renaissance One in order to send to companies to encourage the booking of events.
I loved how hands on my placement was, it was so nice to be given projects to work on individually as it felt like you were really learning instead of observing. It meant I learnt industry specific skills as well transferrable skills. I thought it was a great way to integrate it into my university term as finding time to complete a placement in term time or in between can be so difficult. I’d say this module is my favourite I have done in my three years of uni, and I have gotten so much out of it.