Research by Swansea history students published online
Final-year undergraduate work on the history of Eastern Europe is being published online in a new venture in the Department of History and Classics at Swansea University.
The person behind the idea is Dr Kelly Hignett who says: “During the final year of undergraduate study, many students invest a lot of time and energy into their studies and produce some really excellent work as a result.
“However, the vast majority of work produced by undergraduates is generally not accessible to a wider audience. Most dissertations, essays and research projects are read only by the student themselves, their supervisor, one or two other examiners and perhaps a couple of family members or close friends who may be drafted in to proofread the finished article.
“Reading through some of the excellent work submitted by students I’ve worked with at Swansea over the course of the last year led me to reflect that this was rather a shame. Hence my idea to host a ‘student showcase’ online was born.”
Over the next two weeks The View East, a website run by Kelly, will feature seven short guest authored articles.
The first piece is by Harry Hopkinson, who achieved a first-class honours degree, and looks at Sputnik and the Cold War.
All of the authors have recently completed the final year of their undergraduate degrees and will be graduating this month. The work can be accessed at http://thevieweast.wordpress.com/
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