Category: Students

From MA graduate to supporting the Three Choirs Festival’s archives and history

This post comes from Simon Carpenter, who completed an MA by Research in History at the University of Gloucestershire. Shortly after graduating I spotted a photograph of Sir Herbert Brewer on the Three Choir’s Festival Facebook page. I…

Alumni Stories – Amelia Whittle

This series of posts looks at what our former students do after they graduate in History at the University of Gloucestershire. It demonstrates the various types of employment and further study they can go into. It provides useful…

Celebrating our History Prize Winners

As we approach our graduation ceremonies, it is time to congratulate our prize winners for 2021 and for 2020 (as graduation could not take place last year due to the pandemic). Every year our students are presented with…

Prof Melanie Ilic given time for research and writing this term

I have been lucky enough to be granted a bit of time during semester 1 2021/22 via our teaching release buy out scheme to progress my research and writing towards a monograph that focuses on the role of…

Exploring Gloucester’s Hidden Links to the Slave Trade

In the summer of 2020, Gloucester City Council set up a race relations commission charged with reviewing the links between the city’s monuments and the transatlantic slave trade (see here).  Over the past year, I have been a…

Alumni Stories – James Sanders

This series of posts looks at what our former students do after they graduate in History at the University of Gloucestershire. It demonstrates the various types of employment and further study they can go into. It provides useful…

Alumni Stories: Rebekah Dinwoodie

This series of posts looks at what our former students do after they graduate in History at the University of Gloucestershire. It demonstrates the various types of employment and further study they can go into. It provides useful…

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Black Lives Matter and Bristol

This post comes from former student in History at the University of Gloucestershire, Luke Simpson. George Floyd was not the first and he will not be the last black human being to be killed as a result of…

‘The Past is Not Dead’ – Confronting the British Past in the wake of Black Lives Matter

Recent events have really put our discipline on the front pages. The Black Lives Matter protests which have swept across the United States and Europe following the brutal murder of George Floyd, have seen statues of controversial historical…

The Devils’ Alliance: Hitler’s Pact with Stalin 1939-1941 – A Review

In this blog post we have two reviews of the same book, prepared by students in HM5406, Revolution from Above: the Soviet Union, 1921-53. This is your chance to ‘compare and contrast’. Thanks to our students Harry Brown…