The latest instalment of our student advice comes from Charlotte Tyrrell, who is about to start her third year. Try not to stress out As a mature student I didn’t have the nerves of waiting for A level results to see if I had got into the university of my choice. I knew months before... Continue Reading →
Our current students are offering advice to the incoming first years. Next up, we have Amelia DeCairos-Parr, who tells us what she wishes she'd known at the start of the first year.
In the run up to the start of term, we have several student posts scheduled where current students look back on starting studying History at UoN. First up is Catriona Lougher.
This week, we have a very special guest: Tasneem Dakri, a Career Development Coach who has very kindly agreed to be interviewed by me about how to use one of the most powerful professional networking tools of all: LinkedIn! Today’s topic: The LinkedIn Master Class LinkedIn is one of the most influential professional networking platforms... Continue Reading →
As a recent Guardian editorial reminded us, Nicky Morgan, former Education Secretary (who studied at Oxford, and is now ennobled and in the House of Lords) once said this about the subject area I practice within: ‘[In the past] if you didn’t know what you wanted to do … the arts and humanities were what... Continue Reading →
On 12 May every year the Mass Observation Project asks people living in Britain to keep a diary and submit it for posterity. They are building up a wonderful social history archive. Lecturer Rachel Moss has documented hers on her blog here. Meanwhile, our undergraduate student Ursula Watkins submitted the following: My Day 12th May... Continue Reading →
The internet has been filled with blog posts reminding us of the importance of self-care during the Covid-19 crisis. But what does comfort actually mean, both historically and today? Ruth Barton, one of our PhD students, explores. At the time of writing, it has been just over eleven weeks since I began my PhD at... Continue Reading →
Senior lecturer Mark Rothery writes about his recent interactions with the media, and what that means for historical research. Mark also discussed some of these themes on TALKRadio -select the 4:30-5:00 clip and go to three minutes in. On 4th February this year the new Times Online history correspondent published an article called ‘Snowflakes are... Continue Reading →
Last night the University of Northampton hosted the 2020 Diamond Research Awards. These awards celebrate the research that is undertaken at the University of Northampton, the staff that make it happen, and the staff who supervise, develop and encourage our new up and coming researchers. We were absolutely delighted that our Senior Lecturer in History,... Continue Reading →