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…

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…

Excellence in Research

Our School of History has been recognised as one of the top centres for historical research in the country! The Research Excellence Framework recently awarded the School with an overall grade point average of 3.23, meaning it ranks twelfth out of 83 History units of assessment for its research. 85% of the School’s research output –…

Our Digital Footprint

This week I started a new module called ‘The Digital Professional’ at the Careers Centre. Each week, we have to write a blog post reflecting on the issues discussed. As this is relevant to the History interns’ work with careers, I thought it would be valuable to post some of these blogs on the History…

December Meeting

Ahead of tomorrow, here is a summary of the issues discussed at the Staff-Student Committee meeting in December… Action plan The School of History has increased its overall satisfaction rates in the National Student Survey, and obviously wants to maintain this standard. It plans to… Continue reviewing the Joint Honours programmes Improve contact hours and emphasise…