Studying Abroad in Lyon

So Katie reached out to fellow historians currently on years in industry or abroad, asking us to provide some information on our experiences as a useful tool for students contemplating either of those two options to enhance their degree, and I couldn’t agree more. I’m Rob a (would-be) third year single honours history student, currently…

February Meeting

A summary of the issues discussed at February’s Staff-Student Committee meeting… Paperless essay hand-in The School has decided to bring in paperless hand-in for essays starting from September 2015! This will mean that all term-time assessed and non-assessed essays will be given in via Turnitin only. Staff will print off paper copies if that is how they…

If it’s not ‘digital’ then it’s falling behind

This week in ‘The Digital Professional’ we looked at how technology is affecting the workplace. Commentators predict that there will be an increased inequality, as the smart become smarter and traditionally low-skilled jobs decline (Gillinson and O’Leary, 2006). Hence, graduates of the 21st century need to be adaptable, innovative and resilient to flourish in an…

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…

Library Update

Our Library Rep Martha had a meeting last week and here’s what she had to report back! General matters: The Blackwell Books in the union is now operating a 2nd hand service. The library urge us always to request a book if we need it. They can get them to us pretty quickly! This year’s freshers have received…