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Workshops

Academic Writing Workshop

This workshop is compulsory for everyone taking HI153 Making of the Modern World and HI175 The Historian's Toolkit. It aims to help with the transition from writing a school/college to a university history essay. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Structuring essays
  • Writing styles – dos and don’ts
  • Referencing and bibliographies
  • Plagiarism and poor academic practices
  • Marking criteria
  • Feedback

It will be an interactive session and there will be opportunities for you to raise your own questions or concerns. You can find slides for the workshop here (though note that not all instructors might have used them).

You can book a place for this workshop here.

Online Presentation Workshop

This workshop is compulsory for students taking HI175 The Historian's Toolkit and optional for those taking HI153 Making of the Modern World. This one-hour online presentation workshop will give you helpful tuition and advice on creating and delivering the best presentations. It will also help you prepare for your group presentation for the Making of the Modern World.

Access the Online Presentation Workshop here.

If you want more support then there are face-to-face workshops organised by the Learning Grid (where you can practice giving your group presentation and get tips on improvement) and by Student Skills.

Digital Storytelling

This workshop is compulsory for students taking HI175 The Historian's Toolkit and optional for those taking HI153 Making of the Modern World. This workshop will focus on the skills needed to complete the Digital Storytelling assessment for HI175. The session will cover different approaches to making video/podcast as well as the neccessary practical skills.

Booking for this workshop will be available in Term 2.

Career Planning

This workshop is compulsory for students taking HI175 The Historian's Toolkit and optional for those taking HI153 Making of the Modern World. However, students are strongly advised to attend. The sessions aim to touch on many factors; including CV’s, covering letters, researching employers and help available to students from Student Careers and Skills. The overall aim is to encourage the students to be proactive from year 1 in gaining experiences to build their CV’s, regardless of whether they have any definite job ideas.

Please bring a printed copy of your current CV to the workshops, it doesn’t matter how ‘finished/polished’ they are.

Booking for this workshop will be available in Term 2.