Time Travellers Wanted to attend History Exploration Day

"We are especially proud that our BA (Hons) Modern History achieved a 100% score for satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey.”

Dr Sita Bali

Time travellers wishing to discover how history could become part of their future are being invited along to Staffordshire University next week.

The History Exploration Day on Wednesday 8 August from 10 – 6pm is a free taster event which aims to inspire people about where a history degree could take them.

The drop-in takes place in Henrion Gallery on College Road next Wednesday and is a chance to meet lecturers, find out about a range of history courses and take a tour of the University’s Special Collections.

Head of department, Dr Sita Bali said: “Tours of our Special Collections will take place at 11am, 2pm and 4pm and includes the War Widows Archive which links nicely with the arrival of the ceramic poppies to the city at Middleport Pottery. Other highlights include the Victoria Theatre, Arnold Bennett and Betty Smithers Collections, all fantastic local study resources.”

The History Exploration Day also has an international flavour and is an opportunity to learn how The Handmaid’s Tale is connected to the Soviet Union. At 5pm lecturer Alun Thomas will deliver a public lecture ‘The History in The Handmaid’s Tale’ which takes a fascinating look at the links between the dystopian novel and modern Russian History.

Sita added: “This is an opportunity to talk to current students, many of which are local and mature, and hear from our brilliant and friendly lectures. We are especially proud that our BA (Hons) Modern History achieved a 100% score for satisfaction in this year’s National Student Survey. We understand that many A level students are awaiting their results but those meeting our entry criteria could even walk away with an offer of a place to start this September.”

Maelyne Coggins, graduated last month with First in BA (Hons) Modern and International History, also winning the highest performing student prize. She said: “All my lecturers have been so wonderful - I love how enthusiastic they are about the subject. This course has given me the foundation and all the skills to go on to do a masters and it has given me the confidence as well to believe that I can go on to do greater things.”


Maria Scrivens
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