Working with prisoners as they grapple with the One-Stop deportation notice from the Home Office would be challenging for anyone. For a university undergraduate, it is an impressive feat.
Hope O'Grady, who worked such a placement as a third year BA English Language and Linguistics student, drew strongly on the advice of her tutors in making it such a positive learning experience.
She describes entering the prison as a real eye-opener, which gave her a profound perspective:
"These are people who have committed one crime and are trying to do everything they can to make themselves better during their time at HMP Huntercombe. "I wouldn't have had that perspective if I hadn't met them. They are just great people who made a mistake when they were younger.
"It was particularly difficult when it came to end of the first day and we left the prison: it was a very odd feeling that these people we had been working with for the day weren't able to leave."