Faculty of Arts

Directed Studies Week 5-9 November


With no formal scheduled teaching, Directed Studies Week gives you the opportunity to look wider than your immediate studies and think about careers, your health or how to make sure your work is the best.

If you are not engaged in fieldwork, study trips and the like, you are warmly encouraged to sign up for one or more of the events below.

Although events are aimed at particular year groups postgrad students and staff are also welcome to attend.

Mastering employment - Monday 5 November

A chance to reflect on how your Master’s degree will help to equip you for future employment.

Many students pursue a Master’s degree to acquire specific vocational training and large numbers undertake it as a necessary foundation for further postgraduate study.

However there are other ways in which studying at this level permits you to develop skills that will be valuable in the job market.

Dr David Laven (Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes) and Careers Service staff will help you think about how your Masters is putting you on track for your chosen career pathway.

Target audience

  • Postgraduate Taught students


  • Room B40, Trent Building


  • 12noon – 2pm

Lunch and refreshments provided.


What makes a first-class dissertation? Models and approaches - Thursday 8 November

Does your dissertation seem daunting? Will it be the longest piece of writing you've ever produced?

Dr Mark Bradley and Dr Nick Thomas draw on their years of experience in successfully supervising student dissertations to illustrate what makes a high quality dissertation and how to make yours one of them.

Target audience

  • Year 3 and 4 undergraduate students


  • C16 Pope Building


  • 12noon – 2pm

Bring your own lunch.


Stress management for students - Friday 9 November 

How does stress work and how can you manage it?

Dr Gaby Neher, a qualified mental health first aider, and Dr Nick Thomas will explore the impact on stress on your ability to engage with your studies and on your wellbeing.

Target audience

  • Undergraduate students


  • A4, Law and Social Sciences Building


  • 11am – 1pm

Careers support

Amongst all the hustle and bustle of university life it's easy to put looking at your career options to one side.

Directed Studies Week gives you a bit of time and space to take advantage of what the Careers Service can offer you:

Events during Directed Studies Week

Skills workshops

There are several workshops during the week covering areas such as assessment centres and interviews.

See the careers website for full details.

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  • Wednesday 7 November

To book these or any other of the many workshops available log into My Career.





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