For information on how to to take part please contact Georgia Price.
We're passionate about giving school students of all ages opportunities to explore, learn and get enthused about studying the Humanities at Bristol.
Find out more about the activities we offer below:
Writing Wrongs Schools Project
The School of Humanities is running an exciting writing project for pupils attending local schools.
Through a combination of engaging workshops and individual feedback from academics, professional writers, and current students, pupils will be supported to create their own piece of writing on a social issue that they are passionate about. All participants receive extensive individual feedback from our writing team and experience a taste of university life as well as career advice from a range of professional writers.
All students will be strongly encouraged to enter their final piece into the national Orwell Youth Prize. For the 2018 Orwell Youth Prize, Bristol project participant Scarlett Pygott won one of the three Senior Prizes with her submission, ‘The Promise of Thunder’. In addition, Lily Buchan, Jack Pitt and Abigail Pope were runners up in the Senior Prize category.
If you are in year 12, attend a state school and are interested in participating in Writing Wrongs 2019, please fill in this form:
We are also offering this opportunity in-school to local year 9s, 10s, and 11s in Spring 2019. If you would like to express an interest in your school taking part, please fill in this form:
The University of Bristol is working in collaboration with the University of Warwick's Writing Wrongs team to deliver this outstanding programme to students passionate about writing and researching.
Antarctic History outreach
Antarctica offers an interesting location to explore some of the major themes in world history over the past 200 years including exploration, imperialism, nationalism, environmental change, developments in science and technology, the Cold War and changing gender roles.
To express an interest in attending a taster day on Antarctic History, please fill in this form: Antarctic History taster day teacher expression of interest form.
History of Art in-school workshops
Our Department of History of Art offers bespoke in-school taster workshops for pupils studying Art or Photography at GCSE or A Level, introducing students to Art History at undergraduate level.
These sessions are suitable for pupils attending state schools within a one hour’s drive of the University of Bristol. For further information, please contact Dr Catherine Hunt
Nelson Mandela Centenary competition for schools 2018
In partnership with Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) and the Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives Committee, the Department of History invites local schools to join us in celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth.
A competition for schools will be launched in September 2018 and will run through October (Black History Month), culminating in a prize giving event at the University of Bristol in late November 2018.
Further information about the competition can be found here.