How History can be useful for different career paths.
(Posted on 07/03/17)
Earlier on this term, History students from Year 11 and the Sixth Form were invited to a short lecture by David Anderson, Boxing and Football Correspondent for the Daily Mirror. David spoke to the students about the benefits of studying history at university and how this has been a real advantage for him in his daily life as a sporting journalist. As well as conveying his obvious enthusiasm for history as a subject, David also stressed the importance of the skills he developed while studying history, such as qualifying source information and building constructive arguments. David also felt that historical knowledge in itself has been important in helping him enrich his writing by adding depth and context.
In addition to delivering this short lecture, David also answered a range of questions from the students including his views on various football managers, the changing face of media, as well as questions about his career path and current role at the Daily Mirror. He also offered his continued support for any students considering a career in journalism. We would like to take this opportunity to publically thank him for taking time out of his busy schedule to talk to our students as this was very much appreciated by students and teachers alike.
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