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Schools and Colleges

The Department collaborates with schools in Sheffield and across the country in various ways, raising aspirations and helping teachers to enrich their students’ learning experience.

History Department YouTube tile.Videos for the Classroom

We have a growing number of videos designed for use in the classroom, most conveniently accessed through Youtube.

If you have suggestions for a topic you would like to see covered in this way by one of our historians, please contact the department.

Our YouTube Channel

Videos for the Classroom

History Teacher Conference 2014.The University of Sheffield History Teacher Conference

Since 2013 we have hosted an regular History Teacher Conference during the summer.

This unique opportunity will give you the chance to meet professors and lecturers from the University of Sheffield, to refresh your subject knowledge and to learn how we've developed our teaching in recent years.

Click here for details of the summer 2017 conference.

History Essay Prize tile.Annual Essay Prize Competition

We run an annual essay prize competition open to Year 12/Lower 6th students across the country.

Competition rules, deadlines and how to enter

Talking Heads Project tile.Talking Heads

Talking Heads is the name of a scheme in which our historians 'skype' for 15 minutes into school classrooms, to answer questions about their specialisms, usually in connection with A-level work.

We also periodically run events for A-level students and their teachers, ranging from A2 workshops to CPD days for history teachers.

History in the CityHistory in the City

Our students themselves organise History in the City, an outreach and mentoring project working with schools in and around Sheffield.

See the History in the City website

Contact the Department if you would like to find out more about any of these schemes. | +44 (0)114 222 2555