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History, Politics and Philosophy Saturday Club

‌‌The History, Politics and Philosophy Department at Manchester Metropolitan University invite Sixth Form students (16-18 year olds) to join us for a bespoke six-week programme starting in January 2020. The Saturday Club will encourage A-Level students to engage with the humanities inboth traditional and innovative ways.

Please note: there is no charge for this club. The club will include breakfast. Students who take part in the pilot programme will also have the opportunity to gain a free place for MMU’s ‘Summer School’ for one-week in summer 2020.

You can view the full programme here.

For further information and to book please contact Claudia at C.Conerney@mmu.ac.uk

Date: Sessions run throughout the year

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University

Suitable for: A-Level

History Taster Sessions

These classes give school students a sense of what University and learning involves in a fun and interactive way. The emphasis is on students receiving a positive and enjoyable learning experience. Delivery times of the workshops vary from one to three hours, and can be adapted to suit the needs of your students. Tours of the All Saints Campus, and the opportunity to meet current undergraduate students, are also available. Specific classes are offered in the following areas:

  • What does America mean to you? An introduction to American History.
  • A Soldier’s Life: Fighting in the Trenches in WWI
  • The First World War and the Christmas Truce
  • The free and the UnFree: Slavery in America

Date: Sessions run throughout the year

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University

Suitable for: Year 9 -11

History Masterclass

Primarily aimed at students who are studying for GCSE or AS/A-Level history, the Masterclass program provides classes linked to the current secondary curriculum, such as:

  • The Historian’s Craft: Key Skills in Historical Research.
  • The Unsung Heroes: Rebels and Radicals in the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Boom and Bust: America in the 1920s.
  • American Idol: Abraham Lincoln, Slavery and the Civil War.
  • It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: Social Changes in 19th Century Britain.
  • Europe between the wars: affluence, austerity and extremism.
  • Edwardian Britain: Evolution, Revolution and Continuity.
  • The Impact of Dictators in Modern Europe: Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin.

Date: Sessions run throughout the year

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University

Suitable for: Year 11 – 13

Philosophy Workshops

From January our Philosophy undergraduates will be delivering workshops in schools and colleges across Manchester. Your pupils will be introduced to Philosophical concepts such as existentialism, utilitarianism and ethics, among others. Workshops will be delivered in a fun and interactive way and pupils will be encouraged to apply these concepts and issues to real world situations.

Date: from January until March

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University or at your school or college

Suitable for: Years 7 to 13

Comic SMART Sessions

The workshops are delivered by our student ambassadors and are designed to motivate struggling and reluctant readers and writers who are at risk of underachieving at GCSE by improving their writing skills through the use of the superhero genre. Student ambassadors will visit your school to work with small groups of up to 10 pupils. They will explore how to use comics to develop characterisation, story planning, setting descriptions, spelling, punctuation, grammar and vocabulary.

Date: Sessions run throughout the year

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University or your school or college

Suitable for: Key Stage 3 and GCSE

Human Rights Workshops

These sessions are delivered by our student ambassadors and focus on issues surrounding freedom of speech and a right to an education. Work produced in these sessions will be displayed on exhibition banners and exhibited at the end of the academic year. 

Date: Sessions run throughout the year

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University or your school or college

Suitable for: Key Stage 3 to A Level

Homework Club

The club is delivered by a team of Make a Difference Ambassadors from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

The after school club is based in the local library provides 1 to 1 tutoring, literacy and numeracy support, exam support through revision and practice (SATs, IGCSE and A levels), subject specific assistance and university advice to pupils from the local schools and areas. Pupils are welcome to bring along any revision, projects or other homework to the sessions to receive one-to-one assistance free of charge. Students will have access to computers and printers.

Please contact us, if you would like a poster for your classroom or library to promote this opportunity to your pupils.

 

Monday | 4.30-6.30 | Moss Side Powerhouse Library – aimed at primary pupils from year 1 to year 6

Tuesday | 4.30-6.30 | Moss Side Powerhouse Library - aimed at secondary  and post 16 pupils from year 6 to year 13

Wednesday | 4.00-6.00 | Hulme High Street Library - aimed at primary, secondary and post 16 pupils from year 4 to year 13

Thursday | 3.45-5.00 | Longsight Library and Learning Centre- aimed at primary, secondary and post 16 pupils from year 4 to year 13

Why Study…? Talks

These talks can be delivered upon request at your schools as part of a careers event or as a one off presentation. We offer a subject talks or can tailor talks to suit your requirements.

Subject Areas: 

Art and Design
Criminology/Sociology
English
Fashion Buying and Merchandising
History/ Philosophy/ Politics
Languages 
Media 

Date: Sessions run throughout the year

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University or your school or college

Suitable for: GCSE and A-Level Students

From Script to Screen

These sessions are delivered by an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker: Joe Stretch. Assisted by student ambassadors, the sessions will explore the conventions of screenwriting and examine what makes certain stories and characters work so well on screen and will also look at examples of editing and directing techniques.

Date: Sessions run throughout the year

Venue: At your school

Suitable for: Years 10 to 13

Manchester Writing & Talking Saturday Club

The Manchester Writing & Talking Saturday Club runs on Saturdays at Manchester Met and gives young people Y9-13 the opportunity to spend time with other young people who also have an interest in writing. Members will take part in workshops, masterclasses and trips throughout the year. Weekly sessions are led by writers, tutors and other industry professionals and club members will be mentored by Manchester Met students who also have an interest in writing. Sessions will also explore a number Manchester’s Cultural Venues and, as part of the National Saturday Club Trust, members work will be exhibited at Somerset House in London in the Saturday Club Summer Showcase. No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm for writing and a willingness to take part.

Date: Starting in the Autumn term, workshops run most Saturdays in term-time 10.30-1pm.

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University

Suitable for: Years 9 to 13

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