Working as part of a group of approximately 7, you will define, develop and bring to fruition a project rooted in an ancient history topic.
The Group Project provides an opportunity for you to carry out a piece of research on a topic relating to ancient history, as part of a group, reflecting on the issues involved in completing the task and presenting the research to a broader audience. The academic core of the project asks you to engage in a topic from conception to completion under the supervision of your group Academic Guidance Tutor who will assist you in the location and exploitation of relevant local and national source materials. This opportunity to develop your research skills will provide a good grounding for the longer and more advanced piece of individual research required by the Year 3 dissertation.
The Group Project will also enable you to develop various key skills relevant to the type of employment that you may encounter after graduation - management, media, teaching, etc - and to demonstrate such skills - team-working, interpersonal skills, self-confidence, presentation, problem-solving, etc - in a tangible way.
Finally, you will be encouraged to interact with a broader public through the process of communicating your research topic in a 'public outcome' and thereby to consider the nature and meaning of such a thing as 'public history'.