Data and Systems Placements @ Man Met

Explore Data and Systems careers with a range of supportive internal university placements.

Key Information
  • You can do this – whatever your degree discipline; various opportunities some of which are open to any student
  • Valuable work experience – work in a business setting to develop your skills and boost your prospects
  • Supportive environment – mentorship from professionals from the university invested in the success of our students
Detailed Information

As one of the city’s largest employers, Manchester Met has a full range of business functions and services – and our internal departments are keen to host students to develop their confidence and experience in support of future employment. Placements in this offer are provided by our world class professionals in Finance, Strategic Planning, Research and Knowledge Exchange, and Education Management.

Groups available

During the application process, you will be asked if you have a preference in group allocation.  These groups relate to the placements available in this category, and a selection can be made from:

  • Group A: Timetabling and Web Testing Placement in Education Management – contribute to launching the university’s new timetabling system by testing the user interface. Suited for detail-orientated students with an interest in IT systems and user experience. 2 places available – up to 9 hours per week – 26 May – 5 June.
  • Group B: Data Visualisation in Strategic Planning – develop data visualisation skills by producing a data dashboard using Microsoft Power BI. The work will involve creating charts and tables to provide interactive visuals of data under the expert guidance of the Analytical Team. 1 place available – up to 35 hours per week for 2 weeks – 26 May and 19 June.
  • Group C: Data Researcher (Benchmarking) – work with the HR Business Analyst to research sector variables and trends to provide insight into the university’s workforce. Candidates should have an interest in data analytics and be comfortable working with large data sets. 1 place available – up to 9 hours per week for 3 weeks – 26 May – 12 June.
  • Group D: Data and Analytics to support the research environment – A placement with the Research and Knowledge Exchange Systems team, giving you experience of interrogating data, improving data quality and data visualisation. 2 places available – 29 hours per week for 2 weeks – 26 May and 19 June.
  • Group E: Space Audit of Brooks Building – for those interested in architecture, construction, surveying, and interior design to conduct a full space-planning audit of the Brooks building, ensure the space is being used effectively, identify improvements and propose solutions. 2 places available – 29 hours per week for 2 weeks – 26 May – 19 June.
  • Group F: Third Term Attendance and Timetable Planning – use your problem-solving skills to assist with timetabling and attendance registration for the Third Term programme. Learn about education planning and management whilst contributing to measuring the success of the programme. Candidates will preferably have some experience with data sets. 2 places available for 3 weeks – 26 May – 12 June.
  • Group G: Data Analyst in Education Management – work independently with data to contribute to improved student support systems. Research and document methodologies related to interpreting data for the benefit of university departments Suitable for those with strong data analysis skills and knowledge of statistics and Excel. 1 place available – 19 hours – 15 June – 19 June.
  • Group H: Student Engagement Research – collect data on Manchester Met’s work on student representation in order to demonstrate the reach of student voice. Develop interpersonal skills whilst ensuring student representation is enhanced across the university. 1 place available – 19 hours per week for 2 weeks – 8 June – 19 June.
  • Group I: Process Mapping and Documentation Guidance – suitable for students from all disciplines. An opportunity in a department with high-profile projects to undertake process mapping, deliver a set of process flows and guidance documents. 1 place available – 35 hours per week – 15 June – 26 June.
  • Group J: RKE Product Analysis – work within the Research Knowledge Exchange team to evaluate and improve their product portfolio, giving you experience of market research and data collection. 1 place available – 15 hours per week for 3 weeks between 15 May – 26 June.