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3rd June
to 7th June
150 You will earn 150 gold points for completing this activity.
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Government Communication Service (GCS) Live Project

3rd June to 7th June
Come and learn what you could achieve through a career in government communications, developing your skills to contribute to live campaigns which have an impact on lives throughout the UK and beyond.
This activity is brought to you in partnership with the Careers Service and Rise

This opportunity is open to students in the Department of English.

People work in government communications because what we do matters. 


The Government Communication Service (GCS) is the professional body for more than 7,000 public service communicators working in over 350 government organisations. 

We explain the objectives and policies of the government of the day. We provide clarity and reassurance to the public at times of crisis. We support businesses to grow. We protect our environment. We help those in need to access support.


We are passionate about ensuring that GCS is a place where everyone can connect, learn and grow their careers.


We have a growing GCS communications network and departments are increasing the number of roles outside of London – already almost 200 GCS members are in Manchester! This is a part of the Government’s commitment to “Levelling Up”, building a strong and diverse workforce across the UK.

Manchester Met Live Project week – Monday 3 June – Friday 7 June

This is a unique opportunity to participate in a week-long, on-campus programme where you will get a real flavour of what it is like to work in Government Communications. You will work alongside members of the Government Communication Service in Greater Manchester, from media and stakeholder engagement to digital and internal communications.

During the programme we’ll also share guidance on Civil Service recruitment, to support you in future job applications.

What are we offering?

  • This is a week-long programme, where you will work on a communications project in teams, developing your communications and employability skills.
  • You will get the opportunity to work with different Government Communicators every day, learning first-hand how government communications are developed.
  • You will be given all the tools you need to create your project, with additional support from Manchester Met lecturers.
  • Earn 150 Rise points which can be recognised within your degree.

Who are we looking for?

This will be a rewarding experience for those who are looking to pursue a career in media and communication. We are looking for 2nd year students in the Department of English who are:

  • Curious and creative
  • Looking to develop your communications skills
  • Able to work at pace and with others
  • Adaptable

Apply now!

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • Collaborate... in a team of up to 3 other students
  • Engage... in person during this week long activity
  • Discover... new opportunities and skills
  • Upskill... in a project facilitated by experts in communication
  • Earn up to 150 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • place 03/06/24 to 07/06/24 - Grosvenor East Building, Manchester Metropolitan University
    GCS Live Project
    This Live Project will be from Monday 3 June - Friday 7 June 2024.