History MPhil, PhD

Amy O History PhD

Student Profile

About me

Name: Amy
Course: History MPhil, PhD
PhD Title: Occupying Puglia: The Allies and the Italians, 1943-1946
Study mode: Full time
Where I'm from: UK

Choosing Newcastle

"I had completed my undergraduate and MA studies here and my supervisor specialised in the area that I wanted to research. I didn’t consider anywhere else as I had a good working relationship with my supervisor and it was a good cross-over."

Studying at Newcastle

"I enjoyed carrying out research in UK and Italian archives. I would definitely recommend the MA and pursuing a PhD or research at the University.

"The work load is a lot greater at postgraduate level; I work a normal 40-hour week and fit in teaching undergraduates at the University."

Postgraduate community

"I have attended and organised papers and conferences with other postgrads and staff and I am part of the Southern European Research Group. I make use of the copying and printing facilities in the department, but I tend to work from home as this works best for me. I still socialise with other postgraduates at research seminars – even if you work from home you can still maintain good working relationships."

Funding my studies

"I am fully funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. I received information from my School and my supervisor on how to apply for funding; I also received support and guidance from supervisors when making the application for funding."

Career aspirations

"I am currently looking at both academic and non-academic career options and believe that my studies have equipped me with a host of transferable skills that will help me succeed in the workplace. I currently teach undergraduate students, which I enjoy, so I would love to go on to do more of this. I’m also interested in non-academic jobs such as research coordinator roles and professional services within Higher Education."

Living in Newcastle

"I am local to the area, so would recommend it to others. There is always a lot going on in the city and it is just a short trip to get to the countryside. The city has a lot to offer students."

Remembering Newcastle

"A highlight of the course was staying at a British school in Rome for four weeks, working in the library and archives. I also did a travelling tour of Southern Italy, working in libraries and archives with other PhD students from all over the UK. Additionally, over five years I have learnt Italian from beginner to advanced through the North East Centre for Life Long Learning."