The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA is pleased to offer a range of talks and activities suitable for school and college students of different year groups. Below are further details of upcoming events.

UEA also offers specialist academic taster days and can organise for academic talks to be held at schools on a variety of Humanities subjects.

For more information or to organise a visit, please email hum.outreach@uea.ac.uk.

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Teaching History in the New Millennium: Visions and Challenges

The UEA and the Norwich and Norfolk Historical Association (HA) would like to invite History teachers to a special day-long workshop exploring available support from and collaboration with Universities.

Teachers face new challenges in History teaching in schools. The abolition of the History A/S level may diminish take up of History for A level and the new curricula for the GCSE and A levels requires greater chronological and geographical range than the previous syllabuses. This places new demands upon history teachers in their preparation and presentation of the subject.

This workshop will bring together teachers of history in schools and universities to discuss how teachers can get the most from the new curricula and how academics working in universities can support this.

The workshop will consist of three sessions.

Session 1 will bring together some of the academics and teachers involved in the formulation and delivery of the new curricula to present their vision of the new syllabuses. Drawing upon teachers’ experiences, it will discuss some of the challenges and look at practice approaches on how these can be addressed. Speakers will include Prof Peter Mandler, University of Cambridge, Michael Fordham, Inspiration Trust, Norfolk.

Session 2 will focus on the activities of the HA to support teachers, particularly the Teaching Fellowships which have brought together teachers and academics working on particular projects to enrich teaching experience and understanding of particular topics. These have included projects on the Battle of Agincourt, the Cold War and the Legacy of the Battle of Waterloo.

Session 3 will focus upon teaching on the Cold War and on Migration where academic research projects have fed cutting edge historical research into the preparation of teaching materials on these topics.

The workshop will end with a round table to bring together the day’s thinking and to provide new directions.

The event is free to attend but must be pre-booked.

Lunch is included for all participants, please let us know any dietary requirements when you book. A travel fund is also available, please email to find out more.

Essential Information

Date and time: Saturday 21 April 2018, 9.45am – 3.00pm

Venue: Julian Study Centre, The University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ

Event Coordinator: Professor Katy Cubitt

To book: Please contact Hum.Outreach@uea.ac.uk for further information or to register your interest in participating. 

Download the flier in pdf format.

Download the programme in pdf format.

Write Across It:The Creative Writing Department would like to offer you and your Year 9 students the chance to really enhance your creative writing skills with experts in the field.

Over four weeks UEA Staff and Students (although all sessions will be led by UEA final year creative writing students) will visit your school and deliver specialised creative writing master classes. The Programme is free to schools and available for Year 9 students. By taking part in the project your students will improve their technical skills in creative writing, and gain in confidence in their own ability to write. At the end of the Programme we will also publish at least one written piece by each participant in an anthology, and each participant will receive a copy. Each week of the Programme consists of a different topic:

Week 1: Character and Place. All stories are about someone, somewhere - how do we make those people come alive and where do they live?
Week 2 : Plot. What happens to them and why, what happens next, and how? The plot is what makes you want to read on, so how do you make it work?
Week 3: Structure and editing: Structure is the skeleton of every story. How does it hang together? How long should it be? What tense is it in and why?  Editing is where you take it apart again and build it up better than before.
Week 4: Where can Creative Writing take you? How is it useful? Academically where can it lead both directly and indirectly? How it helps with job applications, confidence and finding your voice in the adult world.”

Essential Information

Date and time: Sessions to start after Easter in discussion with partner schools

Venue: At the partner school

Coordinator: Dr Kim Ridealgh and Dr Raffaella Barker

To book: Please contact Hum.Outreach@uea.ac.uk for further information or to register your interest in participating.


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The Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers a lively calendar of events for schools. To see some of the events we have held in the past, please click here to learn more.