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September 28, 2009

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This blog is the news and opinion forum for Glamorgan's History Division. The Division was rated first in Wales for student satisfaction in the Good University Guide 2010. Our students are taught exclusively by full-time lecturers who are active, published researchers. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), History at Glamorgan was rated joint first in Wales

The history blog is where we write about student news and opportunities in the history division; topics we're debating in our classes; our recommendations and comments on history and current affairs; and details of events we've organised or attended. To navigate between sections, use the links on the right of each page.

For more information on our degree programmes, visit the History Subject Guide. Visit the History Research Unit website for research news and details of forthcoming events.

June 26, 2009

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Glamorgan's History Division tops the League for Student Satisfaction

Glamorgan's History Division was placed joint first in Wales in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Now, the Times Good University Guide 2010 has ranked the division first among Welsh history departments for student satisfaction. This is based on our third-year students' responses to the National Student Survey, which rated the history programme on teaching, feedback, organisation and personal development.

The Good University Guide put satisfaction with our degree programme 22nd in the UK, and first among all universities in Wales and the Welsh border region:

<image class="right" src="http://historydivision.weblog.glam.ac.uk/assets/2009/6/10/Fireworks2.jpg" alt="fireworks" />Glamorgan 84%
Bath Spa 84%
West of England 83%
Aberystwyth 83%
Swansea 82%
Cardiff 82%
Bangor 81%
Birmingham 81%
Worcester77%
Lampeter 75%
Gloucestershire 74%
Newport 69%
Bristol 68%

Source: Good University Guide 2010, sorted by student satisfaction

Glamorgan's history students are taught exclusively by full-time lecturers who are active, published researchers. This year's assessments of our teaching and research show that this system works. We're delighted that our students are so happy with their choice of degree programme.

June 11, 2009

History Division News
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History Division Blog

This blog is the news and opinion forum for Glamorgan's History Division. The division has eleven members of academic staff, who work on the history of Wales, Europe, and the World since 1500. Our undergraduate history degree is highly rated in subject league tables and was ranked first in Wales by the Times Good University Guide 2010 for student satisfaction (based on the results of the National Student Survey). Our students are taught exclusively by full-time lecturers who are active, published researchers. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), History at Glamorgan was rated joint first in Wales

The history blog is where we discuss student life and opportunities in the history division; news from the classroom; our recommendations and comments on history and current affairs; and details of events we've organised or attended. To navigate between sections, use the links on the right of each page.

For more information on our degree programmes, visit the History Subject Guide. Visit the History Research Unit website for research news and full details of forthcoming events.

January 30, 2009
» Glamlife blog: Reacting to feedback

We’re always keen to get feedback. Positive feedback delights us. Constructive feedback helps us make the site better. And abuse… actually, no, not quite as enthusiastic about that kind.

This week, one student emailed us to point out that it’s not easy to change the gravatars. Given that we’re currently offering £500 in prizes for people who do just that, we want to avoid disappointments. So we prepared a page about Gravatars for Glamlife, with a how-to guide. Hopefully, this makes things a little easier. Let us know what you think.

(By the way, the odds in the competition are very favourable right now. Well worth entering!)

Another student pointed out that our Quick Poll about RSS feeds was not as scientifically sound as it should be; it did not allow students who do not use RSS feeds, but know how to and what they are to select an appropriate option. We made a small change to the poll. Yes, it will skew the data, but we’re keeping a record of the results before the change, and after the change, so we can filter out useful information, after all. By the way, if there is anything you’d like us to put a Quick Poll on Glamlife about, get in touch, and we’ll see what we can do.

Of course, there are many ways to contact us. You can comment on this blog, or visit http://glamlife.glam.ac.uk/feedback/new (there is a link at the bottom of every Glamlife page), or, on our Reference / Directory pages, you can enter text into the feedback box and submit it.

If your feedback relates to the University as a whole, rather than Glamlife, you can visit Dimensions, where you can find out about different methods to leave feedback (and how the University as a whole reacts to it). For example, if you’re a final year student, you’ll probably hear a lot about the National Student Survey, which is running at the moment.