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History at the Higher Education Academy

August eBulletin

The HEA Board and Chief Executive are currently reviewing the focus and structure of the Higher Education Academy. Craig Mahoney, the new Chief Executive has produced a paper aimed to solicit comment from institutional leaders. Whilst this is not a full 'consultation' we are keen that the views of the History subject community are taken into consideration when the future of the Academy is considered in September. Please read the paper and forward any comments to sarah dot richardson at warwick dot ac dot uk or to e dot evans at lancaster dot ac dot uk. These will be collated at a History Subject Centre Advisory Board meeting on 3rd September and forwarded to Craig Mahoney.

The National Student Satisfaction Survey results for History show an increase in overall satisfaction for the teaching of the subject from 81% in 2009 to 89% in 2010. We will be working with individual Departments in 2010-11 to provide some more detailed context to particular NSS profiles.

Mark that date! We are pleased to announce that the 13th Annual Teaching and Learning in History Conference will be held 4-5 April 2011 at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford.

- Dr Sarah Richardson, History Subject Director


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During 2009-10, The History Subject Centre has produced a variety of hardcopy publications on teaching and learning in HE History. If you have not done so already, we would like to invite you to visit our website and order free hard copies of any of our publications:

  • Hollywood for Historians
  • Teaching as a PhD
  • Medieval Castles
  • Quantitative Methods for Historians
  • Contemporary Britain
  • Subject Centre Newsletter, Summer 2010
  • History in Schools and Higher Education
  • History Departments and the National Student Survey
  • Building Inclusive Academic Communities

Departments can also request bulk orders of our historical insights booklets! Just email Tracy Smith at

If you have already read one of our publications, please let us know by filling out our short feedback form.

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