Recently been made an offer, or about to start studying History at Bristol? This page has all the information you need to be ready to get off to a flying start!
Helpful Material on Transitioning to University
- Guide to our Year 1 curriulum via our online Programmes Catalogue: link here.
- What to Expect When You Choose to Study History at University (Historical Association).
- What Makes a Good Undergraduate History Essay? (by Dr John Reeks)
- History Society Facebook Page: @uobhistorysoc
- History Department Twitter Page: @UoBrisHistory
- Trust Your Struggle: Academic Advice from Professor Ronald Hutton
- Learn about the history of the department you’re joining! Bristol University and its Historians, by Dr John Reeks via Bristol History Podcast
Teaching Block 1 Year 1 Units
- The Many-Headed Monster – Early modern scholarly blog, run by four historians including our own Dr Mark Hailwood.
- Professor Ronald Hutton: public lecture on Prince Rupert, via Youtube
- Professor Simon Potter: London Calling: The BBC and the Origins of International Broadcasting: public lecture via Vimeo.
- Dr Su Lin Lewis, Afro-Asian Networks Project and an accompanying article on Networks of Decolonisation
- Simon Potter and Jonathan Saha: Global History, Imperial History, and Connected Histories of Empire
- Professor Josie McLellan: From the Political to the Personal: Work and Class in 1970’s British Feminist Art
- This is a unit based around getting students out into the city of Bristol to explore the histories that surround them. In recent years, student projects for Approaching the Past have included topics like the Bristol Bus Boycott, the debate about the statue of Edward Colston, and the St Paul's Riots.
- The Bristol History Podcast – perfect for material on Bristol’s history, which can give you lots of fantastic ideas for your projects based on locally-available sources!
- Professor Olivette Otele on her plans for research into the links between the University of Bristol, the city of Bristol, and the slave trade, via History Extra.
What else can I do to prepare?
You’ll be joining a community of active historians: why not start by finding something one of us has written on a topic you’re interested in? Click an academic’s name and when you are on their profile click on Research Outputs – most of our articles have been added to our own database and can be freely accessed.