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April eBulletin

The Subject Centre hosted a very successful 13th annual conference for teaching and learning in History at Oxford on 4-5th April. There were delegates from the US, Europe and Australia, as well as from the UK, with a good mix of academics at all stages of their careers. The full conference report will be available next month along with a briefing paper that summarises the first session of the conference on the future provision of support for teaching and learning in HE History once the Subject Centre closes in October.

Our year-long project History Graduates with Impact is starting to produce results, so please visit the website. For example, in 2005, David Nicholls wrote two important reports on the Employment of History Graduates and the Employability of History Students. The former report has been fully updated accompanied by a database of high achieving graduates in the Arts and Humanities. I know that this information will be vital for our community as we enter a period in UK Higher Education where undergraduate History teaching does not receive government funding via the 'T' grant. Read the updated report here and let us know of any additions to the dataset of high achieving History graduates.

Dr Sarah Richardson, Director History Subject Centre


  • REMINDER! Student Essay Competition:
    'Earning and Learning': What is the real value of a history degree?
    Deadline for submission is 30th April 2011

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