Work Experience

Breathe new life into Westgate Street – Media placement

Gloucester City Council has been successful in a bid to Historic England for just under £2 million funding to breathe new life into Westgate Street.

This will support sustainable economic and cultural growth in Westgate Street; restoring and enhancing local historic character, making the area a more attractive, engaging and vibrant place for local people. It will be delivered in partnership with local businesses and organisations working in the Westgate area over four years (April 2020 - March 2024), although there are opportunities for this project from December 2019.

The scheme programme will include a grant scheme for properties on Westgate Street, some initial and first phase works to the Fleece Hotel, improvements to the street scene and a strong community engagement programme including events, activities and training opportunities. We will be working with Historic England to draw up a Programme Design over the next few months and will confirm the details of the scheme and levels of funding in January 2020.

What's involved?

We would like to work with you to produce a mini documentary about our project involving the following areas of work:

  • Overlaying images of the street and buildings in the past onto current images of the street and buildings - From December 2019 / January 2020
  • Interviewing people on the street about their perceptions of the street, what they think about the historic buildings, what could be improved and what they would like to see happen there - From December 2019 / January 2020
  • Going inside some of the buildings to film unusual and rare features and examine the current condition of the buildings - From December 2019
  • Depending on time frames, the possibility of time lapse photography of the scheme being completed - From April 2020 onwards.

This could be an annual project, with updates and progress continuing to be recorded year on year.

Why get involved?

This is an excellent opportunity for any University of Gloucestershire (or other institution’s students) Media, Marketing or related course discipline students to take on a local course placement as part of their academic studies.

Your work will be part of a big and high profile project in Gloucester and form a historic record of developments. There is plenty of scope for development and innovation in the project, so you can have a good outlet for your creativity.

As the project is grant funded it is very likely that receipted out of pocket expenses can be covered

If you would like more details about the project please contact:


Claire Dovey-Evans
Adam Wassell

How to get involved?

  1. Sign into your account or sign up to Volunteer Makers.
  2. Accept the challenge

Await a response from Gloucester City Council with more information 

Ideal Skills

  • Conservation
  • Construction
  • Copywriting
  • Design & Illustration
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Photography
  • Project Management
  • Reading/Storytelling
  • Research
  • Working independently
  • Working with Databases

Ideal Interests

  • Architecture and Building management
  • Business and management
  • Commercial Development
  • Community Work
  • Computers and Technology
  • Conservation
  • Creative and Arts
  • Design
  • Learning and Education
  • Marketing and communications

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