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Faculty Provision - Student-Initiated Training

Faculty Provision - Student-Initiated Training

Shut up and Write Series

This series is designed to provide concentrated and supportive time in order to write. Whatever you are writing, whether it's a thesis chapter, funding application, lit review, conference paper, lecture, article, report, research proposal, essay, translation, transcription, planning...this session is for you. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

How does it work?

You arrive and for 15 minutes, drink coffee, chat, eat biscuits and arrange a space. The first countdown is 30 minutes, when there will be silence (phones off, wifi/internet access turned off on your electronic devices, no talking) and hopefully you will feel compelled to write. The timer ends, another 15 minute break followed by a second 30 minute writing session.

All MPhils and PhDs welcome.



Below is a list of the workshops offered by the Faculty. These are run by graduate students and are a very strong point of the Faculty’s graduate programme. They are designed to bring together MPhil and PhD students in a supportive peer environment.

To find out more information, please attend the Meet the Workshops session which is in the Welcome Series.

Workshops for 2016 – 2017

  • GEMS (Graduate Early Medieval Seminar)
  • CALM (Central and Late Medieval History)
  • Early Modern History
  • Modern British History
  • Modern European History
  • Contemporary History
  • World History
  • PTIH (Political Thought and Intellectual History)
  • Economic and Social History
  • Global Intellectual History
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Cultural History

Mentored Lecture Scheme


Second-year PhD students should be aware that the Faculty has a voluntary scheme for training in the giving of lectures or lecture classes for PhD students during their third year.  While the lectures are given during the third year, it is important that students make the appropriate arrangements during their second year.

In order to express your interest in this scheme, you need to:

  • Consult your supervisor
  • Approach the main lecturer on the paper in which you are interested
  • Attend some of the lectures as part of your training
  • Attend the Graduate Development training course for lecturing

Become an Associate of the Higher Education Academy


With this programme, you will be able to apply for Associate Status at the HEA in your third year.

All PhD students are eligible for this option.

In order to express your interest in this option, you need to:

  • FIRST YEAR PhD STUDENTS – discuss with your supervisor; attend selected undergraduate lectures and seminars
  • SECOND AND THIRD YEAR PhD STUDENTS – attend training sessions on lecturing and supervisors; try your skills in lecturing, supervising, or seminar teaching

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