Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 16/11/2012.
On Wednesday 7 November the History Peer Mentors and the Academic Officers of the History Society held an essay clinic for our undergraduates. The clinic particularly targeted first years who had their first assessed essay deadline on the horizon. Students were invited to the hour long drop-in session held in the new History Common Room where they were able to ask second and third year Peer Mentors and Academic Officers any questions they had regarding essay writing. There was also a helpful hand-out given which detailed how to reference, gave a list of primary source research areas, examples of introductions and many other helpful answers to frequent concerns of students. The event was very well attended and received by students, with many having concerns about how to reference and how many sources they should be using. The great attendance at this event is a good indication of the value of these events for the students and the Peer Mentors look forward to their next event, which will be an exam briefing session in the weeks running up to Christmas. Thanks must go to the Academic Officers Thom Ellison-Scott and Pippa Stannard as well as Dr. Sasha Handley who was there to offer support to the student-led event.