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Durham University Visit

Date Posted: 01/11/2016 | Posted In: Latest news

QE’s Extended Project staff are delighted that Durham University visit the College each year in order to provide support, advice and encouragement to our EPQ students. Durham University recognises the value of this qualification in relation to the skills students develop which means they are more prepared for study at University level than they would otherwise be.

During a recent highly informative workshop Ross Wilkinson, Museums’ Learning Officer at Durham University, explained to students the importance of focus in an academic report, especially presenting a clear introduction and a conclusion that addresses the question set. He provided information on how to reference using the Harvard Referencing system and how to make good use of the tools in Microsoft Word to present the report, such as in text referencing, bibliography, creating a contents page and front cover. Around 100 EPQ students attended the session and the feedback showed that they found the advice invaluable. Ross has invited students to attend a follow up research session at Durham University which will take place on the 16th of November. Students will have full access to Durham University library resources when they attend and they are given a visitor’s card, which means that they are allowed to return over the course of the academic year as many times as they desire.