Philosophy launches new PGT Research & Employability Support Fund
The PGT Research & Employability Support Fund is a new scheme introduced by the Department of Philosophy in order to support students on our Masters Programmes with the development of research, employability and networking experience and skills, thus further enhancing their career prospects as researchers and professionals within and beyond academia. Read more
New Leadership roles for Dr Jan Jobling and Dr Daniel Hill in School of the Arts
This month, two members of the Department take up leadership roles in the School of the Arts.
Featured Teaching: MA Student Sarah Powell on her International Public Engagement
MA in Art, Aesthetics and Cultural institutions student Sarah Powell on undertaking a research and curation internship. Read more
Final-year Philosophy student, Charlotte Burns, awarded prestigious Wellcome Trust summer Internship with Humanities and Social Sciences
By Charlotte Burns
The Philosophy Student Showcase
Dr. Rachael Wiseman, who was also recently named as one of this year’s Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Award winners, recently introduced the Philosophy Student Showcase for final year undergraduate and MA students. Read more
Join us for the First Philosophy Dissertation Showcase! Wednesday 13th March
Current third-year, Sophie Greener, discusses the skills she will be taking from her Philosophy degree into employment.
"After three years of philosophy seminars, I am comfortable with and excited by the process of a discussion that requires analysis of our own and each other's views." Read more
Student experience: Working on placement at Collective Encounters
A record number of 8 philosophy students completed the placement module in 2017–18. Their average overall mark was an impressive 72%, compared to an average of 64% for the Philosophy Dissertation. There are 7 students on placements this year (2018–19): from teaching assistants at mainstream and special-needs schools, to data analysts for charities in Africa or aspiring weather presenters.
Record Numbers of Philosophy Students Study Abroad in 2018-19
At the Department of Philosophy, we have been working hard to promote international opportunities amongst our students, and we are very glad to boast a record number of Study Abroad places in 2018-19.
Professor Michael Hauskeller awarded a Higher Education Academy Senior Fellowship for his achievements in teaching
"My teaching objective is to get students to think for themselves and outside the box."