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Applied history and the hull history partnership

Applied History and the Hull History Partnership

Contextualising History

paths to study and employment

Hull history centre
Hull History Centre

  • Partnership and joint service: University of Hull and Hull City Council

  • Merged user services, separate custodianship of archives

  • Single audience development programme, based on audiences

  • HHC education programme - key part of vision and mission

  • University staff - role in supporting learning & teaching

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Hull History Centre

  • HLF-funded education programme

    • from primary to FE

    • Links with schools and individual teachers

    • Creation and delivery of resources / sessions

  • University core activities (not HLF funded)

    • learning, teaching & research support for UG and PG

    • skills development and work experience

Educational context in hull
Educational context in Hull

  • Commitment to improve educational attainment at all levels and to widen participation in FE and HE

  • High proportion of local undergraduates at University and Hull graduates staying in the region

  • Environment of creativity and collaboration

  • 99 schools with 36,000 pupils – 5,000 visited HHC

  • Hull Museum Education Model used to create Archive Education service

Hull history partnership origins
Hull History Partnership - origins

  • Formed in 2009 by Dr Amanda Capern, Department of History

  • Initial funding from HEA for “enhancing the learning and teaching of History in Hull and the region.”

  • Second year of funding from Ferens Educational Trust

  • Funding provided admin support



Applied history and the hull history partnership



Graduate Employability and shared teaching opportunities

History department
History Department

Schools, colleges,


School-HEI transition for Sixth Form students and shared teaching experience

Applied history and the hull history partnership

Regional collaboration and employability of History students

schools, colleges, teachers

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HHP 2010-11

  • internships (with small stipend).

    • Competitive application

    • Sept 2010 – June 2011 25-30 hours in total

    • Cataloguing; public history, outreach and education; research assistance; user services; preservation/digitisation

    • Pilot for internships within a module

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HHP – interns 2010-11

  • Internships

    • Cataloguing: Martin Collins (civil rights campaigner) and Eric Lubbock/Lord Avebury

    • Education session (cookery)

    • Research project (archives of women)

    • Education / outreach (Maister House)

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HHP 2010-11

  • Round table meeting, January 2011. Discussed

  • Transition from school to university

  • Student placements

  • Mentoring schemes for 6th formers

  • Led to....

Hhp pre ucas day june 2011
HHP – pre-UCAS day June 2011

  • Whole day - 10.15am – 4pm intensive/immersive

  • What to expect at University

  • sample lecture

  • how historians work: archives, sources, evidence

  • university libraries,

  • UCAS application – hints & tips

  • Repeated June 2012

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HHP – Applied History module 2011-12

  • Application of discipline of history

  • Process by which communities acquire popular memory

  • Knowledge of archives as legacy & evidence

  • Transferable skills – archive/heritage stewardship, teaching, research – through assessed internships

  • Career planning & portfolio, mock interviews

  • Personal reflection

  • Knowledge of skills & qualifications required.

Applied history module 2011 12
Applied History module 2011-12

  • 18 2nd year students (oversubscribed)

  • Internships in first semester

  • Archives: collections management & cataloguing

  • Teaching: creating resources & delivering session to school

  • Research work: with client brief

He students
HE students

  • Ebridge screenshot(s)

Teaching internships and placements 2010
Teaching internships and placements 2010

3 students

Learning Journey on Maister House

Victorian Cookery Session

Teaching internships and placements 2011 12
Teaching internships and placements 2011-12

  • 2 worked on Learning Journeys

  • 2 pairs worked on school sessions with local schools

  • 1 assisted with our sessions

He students1
HE students

  • Ebridge screenshot(s)

He students2
HE students

  • Ebridge screenshot(s)

He students3
HE students

  • Ebridge screenshot(s)

Hhp applied history 2012 13
HHP – Applied History 2012-13

  • 12 students

  • Teaching strand delivered via placements in 7 schools organised through HHP administrator

  • Fourth strand – event planning – contributing to...

Hhp 2012 13 show case day
HHP 2012-13: Show case day

  • Attended by university tutors, students from Applied History, history teachers, 6th formers, archivists, Education Officer

  • Aims

    • To allow college and university students to interact: pass on and gain knowledge

    • An enjoyable taster of history and Applied History

    • Separate strands for pupils & students and teachers &lecturers to encourage free speaking

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HHP 2012-13: Show case day

  • What we did…

    • historical hero stickers

    • Groups accordingly

    • Hull quiz

    • Palaeography

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HHP 2012-13: Show case day

  • ‘[my] local history needs brushing up’ HE

  • ‘Uni students are really nice’ FE

  • ‘[I liked] the interaction between students’ HE/FE

  • ‘History not limiting, can work in lots of areas’ FE

  • ‘Think I might like to go into history’ FE

Impact students and pupils
Impact: Students and pupils

  • Students: Provided PGCE, MA and GTP references; students successfully gained places; helped inform career choices and planning

  • Pupils: “Thank you for yesterday.  My students found it very useful.  In fact they have asked me to organise some work experience for them delivering discrete history sessions to my younger GCSE students.  So it really made them think about employability” Rachel Brown, Hull College

Impact hhc
Impact: HHC

  • Lesson plan & resources on HHC website

  • Six archive catalogues

  • Enhanced reputation – in HE sector

  • BIS report on business-university collaboration


  • Interest from other universities, eg Leicester

Lessons learnt
Lessons Learnt

  • Collaboration within a framework to provide internships - more effective for students and more efficient use of resources for us

  • Requires administrative support, for placements, events, etc

  • Demand has outstripped capacity – need to find ways to make similar opportunities on wider scale

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Lessons Learnt

  • Cemented relationships with schools

  • Combination of in-school and HHC placements may work well

  • Improve confidence of students in safe environment

  • Evidence and Evaluation

Hhp future plans
HHP – Future plans

  • 2014

  • Challenge: creating sustainable education programme post HLF

  • Applied History – year off (research leave)

  • ‘Long thin’ extra-curricular internships for 2nd year students – widening cohort offered opportunity

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HHP – Future plans

  • Other possibilities (ideas from 2008):

  • Other curriculum-related workshops and talks

  • Mentoring scheme / revision sessions for 6th form students

  • History Prize awarded to a local school student each year