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This event has been cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Friday 3 July 2020


10am-2.45pm (lunch provided)


Humanities Building, University Park, NG7 2RD

Register here

Conference essentials

Location map (pdf)

Further travel information

Contact the organisers

Peter Watts

Vic Crooks


Is this conference for you?

This free all-day conference is intended for A Level students and their teachers and will offer two tracks.

A Level Subject Knowledge Track: For students and teachers

Sessions led by academic staff in the School of Humanities (including the Department of History).

This track is designed to explore commonly studied A Level History topics, including Tudors, Russia, and Civil Rights, to:

i) build on subject knowledge

ii) broaden students’ and teachers’ viewpoints beyond the A Level specifications to develop a richer ‘hinterland’ of historical understanding 

Professional Development Track: For teachers 

Sessions led by staff in the School of Education, Faculty of Arts and the University Career Service.

This track will include an A Level pedagogy teacher development seminar, advice from Admissions Tutors on supporting students in applying to university, and information on careers related to the study of history and other history-related degrees.

 Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

What is 'Ways to Study History'?

The conference is part of the University of Nottingham’s Ways to Study History initiative which has the following aims: 

  • To demonstrate the wide variety of history-related degrees available for students to study at university. 
  • To demonstrate the value of studying these subjects, particularly where students have not had the opportunity to encounter them through existing school and college syllabuses. 
  • To enhance students’ study of A Level History topics by offering perspectives from a range of related subject backgrounds within the Arts and Humanities — including History.
  • Support teachers in developing their own subject knowledge through partnership between the School of Education and School of Humanities, particularly in the delivery of Subject Interest Group (SIG) sessions.
  • To foster closer links between the University of Nottingham and local schools and colleges in relation to the teaching of Arts and Humanities subjects.

Related courses:

    The following courses are available at the University of Nottingham:

  • Archaeology
  • Classics 
  • Ancient History
  • History
  • Theology and Religious Studies
  • American and Canadian Studies
  • Modern Languages 
  • History of Art 
  • Joint Honours combinations

For more information on our courses visit: 

Ways to Study History

We also offer a foundation year entry route for degrees in the Faculty of Arts. Our foundation year is designed for talented applicants who are not eligible for direct entry to an undergraduate course.

Learn more about our Foundation Year

Safeguarding and Data Protection Policies:

The university has consulted on the issue of Safeguarding Young People and Vulnerable Adults in the preparation of this event to ensure the safety and data security of attendees. For more guidance on our policies please see the following:

Safeguarding policy

Data protection




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