Jennifer Palmer

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I first joined the University of Birmingham in 2006, studying a BA in Ancient History and then an MA in Antiquity (Egyptology). In 2009 I started a PhD in Ancient History, which I completed at the end of 2014. It’s clear from the amount of time I’ve spent here as a student that I’m passionate about the University and believe that it’s a brilliant place to study.

I work on a wide variety of projects, initiatives, and events to enhance our students’ experience in the School of History and Cultures, including:

  • Student Reps - I work with and support our dedicated team of UG and PG Student Reps to ensure that our students’ views of their course and department are reported to staff and that all feedback is acted upon.
  • The annual School of History and Cultures UG Dissertation Poster Conference, which takes place every January. This gives our final year students the chance to showcase their research by designing and presenting a research poster, allowing them to gain valuable feedback on their work.
  • Working closely with our students, including the departmental student societies, and colleagues across the University to deliver a varied and exciting programme of social events, from film nights to student-staff mixers.
  • Managing the School’s communication channels, keeping our students up-to-date with news and upcoming events, as well as the ways in which we’ve acted upon their feedback.
  • Organising and promoting a range of careers events designed to broaden our students’ understanding of the different career paths open to them after graduation.
  • The School of History and Cultures  Academic Family – this peer-to-peer mentoring scheme is designed to nurture a friendly student community and to help new students settle into their department.Ongoing Projects.