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    Work Experience Students

    Morning all.
    Need some ideas!
    We've had 2 work experience students in this week.

    We've had them salvaging parts, testing and sorting a load of stock for the last 3 days.

    We're now out of ideas of what they can do.

    We've got very little on, that they could get involved in.

    Any ideas welcome!

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    Routine maintenance - checking / cleaning / tidying computers in classrooms? Noting vandalism, etc? Always makes them feel important if you get them to design a checklist spreadsheet and then go around with it on a clipboard checking the PCs

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    Ha, the latter suggestion is what an employed technician already does!

    Cheers

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    Tea run, sainsburys run etc... kidding

    Re-inventory some rooms?

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    Cleaning non optical mice???

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    Designing helpful information posters to go up in the IT rooms?

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    Think we're going to get them to knock up some e-safety posters.

    I think all the cleaning that can be done, has been unfortunately.

    Cheers!

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    Making up Patch leads, always a fun job, definately time consuming.

    I'd also add printer maintenance, find an old printer, take it apart and then put it back together, never easy.

    The poster one is always a good thing, maybe help in an ICT lesson, will create more confidence assisting people.

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    Any I.T. clubs being run? get them to assist maybe in IT lessons? "wet playtimes" get them to setup dvd in hall/theatre...any boring mundane job that a trained monkey could do...we once had a student who liked to tamper/hack the computers so we got him to test some of the old PC's/monitors and the bursar came down and stopped him for "health and safety reasons" something to bear in mind I suppose.

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    could always get them to go round and audit hardware.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefox_2006 View Post
    Any I.T. clubs being run? get them to assist maybe in IT lessons? "wet playtimes" get them to setup dvd in hall/theatre...any boring mundane job that a trained monkey could do...we once had a student who liked to tamper/hack the computers so we got him to test some of the old PC's/monitors and the bursar came down and stopped him for "health and safety reasons" something to bear in mind I suppose.
    Is your bursar your H and S person as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdrabble View Post
    could always get them to go round and audit hardware.....
    That's what I'd be doing! Painstakingly boring job

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    Sadly a Uni student we had recently already had the job of auditting.

    Good to have these ideas for the next time, as no matter how much we battle it, there will be more work experience weeks...

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    Asset register, adding ink and paper into printers, untangling headphones, delivering laptops to classrooms and issuing cameras.

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