School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy

In the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy, we offer a dynamic, enriching educational experience, built on our international reputation for research and teaching excellence. We strive for independent, interdisciplinary and critical knowledge and understanding across the humanities and social sciences.

You said: You wanted the College to offer more academic support

  • The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology  appointed a dissertations co-ordinator for PGT students.
  • We have improved the information on the student service pages to better provide you with better information regarding assessment and feedback.

You said: Good-quality assessment and speedy and useful feedback are important to you

  • We introduced extra sessions targeting processes of assessment and feedback, and tightened the existing procedures in relation to turnover of feedback for essays.
  • We have improved the information on the student service pages to better provide you with better information regarding assessment and feedback.

You said: you value getting support with personal development and employability

  • There was concern that our BSc Environmental Management was not very different from BSc Geography, and we have introduced a new compulsory module for BSc Environmental Management 'Environmental Management in Organisations' which will allow that student group to gain associate membership of the professional body Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
  • The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology held a PGT options fair in June 2015 to give continuing students (and applicants for admission in Autumn 2015) information about module choices available for the following year. By all accounts this was greatly welcomed by students. This will be repeated in June 2016, and another BA fair will also take place.

You said: The College could offer better services to support your experience

  • We introduced a new programme of field trips, so that students have more chances to go on field trips abroad. There is now a field weekend in October for all students on BSc Geography and BSc Environmental Management.