The Key to Charisma?

What sets successful politicians apart from the rest of their colleagues? In many ways the answer to this is the trait of being charismatic. When you look to all the most infamous leaders in history (Hitler, Churchill, Mandela), despite their vastly different ideologies, the common trait between them is their ability to inspire dedication and…

First Months in Montpellier

It’s been two months since I began studying in Montpellier on the sunny coast of the South of France. Being the avid researcher that I am, I’d already google street-viewed every road in the entire city but it was still an incredible feeling to arrive in a completely new place. I was nervous about studying…

Housing and Accommodation Advice

Already thinking about where to live in your 2nd year? Firstly, make sure you don’t rush! Every year private landlords will aim to get students signed-up to property as quickly as possible. They will manage to get some students signed up as early as November and December whereby a panic ensues across accommodation halls as…

Copenhagen University Experience

Sam recently returned from his year abroad in Copenhagen, and proffers some excellent advice for anyone considering the Danish capital as a study abroad location. Academic Life With four campuses spread across the city, the University of Copenhagen differs somewhat from the cosy nature of life in the Leeds student bubble. In academic terms you…

Meet your School of History Interns

The School of History runs its own internships providing history students the opportunity to develop their employability and participate in the running of the department. The internships cover a range of roles, from careers interns responsible for gathering and disseminating information, to assisting undergraduate recruitment and induction. They’re a friendly bunch and always eager to help, so…

Archival Experience

Both of us are enthusiastic about public history and making records / research accessible to a wider audience. After we have graduated, we want to go on to do postgraduate degrees and understand the importance of work experience in gaining a place. Amy is extremely enthusiastic about studying to become a certified archivist, while Claire…

Researching Early Modern Medicine

Over the summer, we decided to dedicate some of our extra time to history research. In part, we wanted the incentive to continue to study over the holidays. Primarily, though, we wanted to gain a small insight into what postgraduate research (and independent research in general) is like. Knowing that we both wanted to pursue…