Though the central objective of the Faculty of History’s graduate courses is to provide students with the opportunity to engage in a serious piece of research and writing, the courses also offer training in a wide range of skills. Some of these skills are highly specialized and relate to specific kinds of academic research, but many are part of the wider training required to perform well in academic and research posts, and many are transferable skills of use in many kinds of non-academic employment.
These pages give the details of the Faculty’s graduate training programme for the academic year 2012-13. Since the training programme is in a continuing state of development, the pages record new training initiatives to enable students to broaden their understanding of History as a field and to develop teaching and transferable skills.
We are happy to receive suggestions and constructive criticisms either directly to the Directors of Graduate Training and Graduate Studies or through the Graduate Representative. Short mandatory feedback forms are handed out at most sessions, which allow the Faculty to gauge the effectiveness of the elements in the training programme.
Some sessions require students to sign-up for them (because places are limited). Students are urged to sign-up for sessions early as these sessions operate on a first come, first served basis.
All graduate students should check the “Training opportunities/skills development” section of the PhD and MPhil Updates sent to their email address for additional opportunities, further information and amendments to the options contained within this booklet. Details of dates, times and places yet to be arranged will be advertised in the PhD and MPhil Updates and by email circulation.
Students in the MPhil in Historical Studies
Students in the MPhil in Historical Studies are strongly urged to attend relevant sessions of the Introductory Graduate Training Programme.
Doctoral students, in consultation with their supervisors, should review their training needs at the start of each academic year. They should use the to record their training development.
Post-doctoral researchers are entitled to participate in the training options and should sign up as instructed in each option.
You should look out for additional opportunities which may arise during the year, and will be announced here.