Articles, Blog Studying History at University | Hannah Witton Related posts: STUDY POWER | Focus, Increase Concentration, Calm Your Mind | White Noise For Homework & School STUDY POWER | Focus, Increase Concentration, Calm Your Mind | White Noise For Homework & School How to Study Effectively: 8 Advanced Tips – College Info Geek University Study with Me! A Day In The Life of a Maths Student Birmingham British; college Education ellie ellie warmie Graduate hannah hannah witton History jobs orientalism school sexual history Student Students study studying studying history at university tutors uni university vlog vlogger whats it like studying history at university witton youtuber Post navigation Yee Lim Shin | Study at DordtBlockchain and Building the Future of Information Management and Sharing – Tech Forum 2018 100 Comments Jordan Cook May 24, 2015 at 3:14 am Reply As a Medievalist, I died a little bit when you said you hated medieval history. Gah. Nicole Lyka Calingasan May 24, 2015 at 5:14 am Reply You made studying history so interesting! Mike The Stand May 24, 2015 at 6:53 am Reply History will hopefully answer the question , How did Barry Soetoro become the president of the USA. Corrie De Beer May 24, 2015 at 1:37 pm Reply Make sure to study hard because those who don't study hard for there history exams are doomed to repeat them. Holly Morris May 24, 2015 at 3:05 pm Reply As someone who is currently studying computer science at the university of Birmingham I feel i must stress that if you are going to do any sort of Engineering or science degree that you must be prepared to work you arse off if you want a good grade. Even in first year. also be prepared to be so stressed when exams come around that you have a bit of a break down. I recommend you take up running or something (trust me it helps. You can literally run away from your problems then). The university is amazing though and they're building loads of new stuff at the moment. It's going to be amazing. ClaireBrit123 May 24, 2015 at 6:11 pm Reply This was super interesting as I almost studied History at Uni but chose Art School instead! I would love to know more about what you can take into later life from a history degree, eg what job does your friend do/ your other course-mates? xx Caroline Taylor May 24, 2015 at 6:47 pm Reply I'm studying History at Uni in September, but I'm finding A-Levels really difficult. I feel like it's not so much about what you know but how you write it in the essay. For example in my German essay if I don't have an 'integrated approach' I can't get past a level 3, despite how much I know and the general quality of writing. (which is very frustrating as I need an A!) Is this the case at Uni too? Aurelius Noble May 24, 2015 at 10:15 pm Reply I'm doing history at Leeds uni right now and it's really great, I'm also looking at doing my dissertation on China/India and Orientalism. I just did a module on sati on India and if you haven't looked into it I'd really recommend it, there's a lot of interesting intersection between imperialism, Orientalism, evangelicalism, Hinduism, Victorian protofeminism and feminism 🙂 Victoria Daisy May 25, 2015 at 4:06 am Reply you both look 12 korokfairy May 25, 2015 at 4:52 am Reply This was so insightful! I've been torn between English, History, or Classical Studies as my major recently, so this was really lovely to watch. It's helped! And you two are so passionate about what you're learning, I love it c: Anna Tamuza May 25, 2015 at 9:32 am Reply What a lovely video this was! I can only hope I will be as excited and happy to look back at my uni years when I graduate! (plus all of the modules you mentioned sound crazy exciting, I'm a bit jealous) sallyrhiannon May 25, 2015 at 5:03 pm Reply I'm doing a BA History at the University of Essex at the moment, and I love it so much! So stimulating! Ally Sheehan May 26, 2015 at 5:38 am Reply I couldn't take the eyes off the chocolate frog on your shelf. It's in the exact same spot on my exact same Ikea structure that mine is. YAY FOR HUFFLEPUFFS. Katarina Bergqwist May 26, 2015 at 2:45 pm Reply Almost wish I choose to study history instead of engineering now. Juliette Hamelle May 27, 2015 at 7:24 am Reply I do the IB and the last thing you talked about with the little mermaid and truths is something we do in a class called TOK (Theory of Knowledge) – how do we know what we know sort of thing 🙂 Wanda Kaminski May 28, 2015 at 2:38 am Reply "MUST LEARN!" lolThis was so interesting and entertaining to watch! As a high school senior (graduation is next week), I love that you touched on study skills and the different thinking used in some of the courses you took! Btw The Little Mermaid reference was genius and I understand what "post modern" means now that you used it! Rebecca Peace May 28, 2015 at 2:36 pm Reply Hi @Hannah Witton my boyfriend works at Uni of Birminghami! 🙂 How did you manage youtube and Uni? I really want to pressure a creative career but I'm not sure if I should take a BA along side juggling youtube or take a year out and try to pursue my youtube with a job at the same time? Love your channel. Thanks! X Anna Lee May 29, 2015 at 5:20 pm Reply I studied History (World Wars specifically) in college and now I'm going to teach History in High School. This video nailed my experience. I loved it so much! I'm so glad you made this video. Absolutely loved it. I think a lot of people think History is boring and facts but it really isn't! Its about analyzing and critically thinking about a situation and understanding what was going on and how it affected the world and how it is still impacting us. I'm so glad you shared that with your viewers! historymeg83 June 2, 2015 at 6:18 pm Reply I was a history major in the U.S., and I'd agree with a lot of what you're saying. I'm a little confused by your mention of "tutors", though. We had graduate students who were teaching assistants, and they would frequently teach our classes, and I think they were eager to help us, but I didn't take them up on it as much as I should have. Is that similar to your tutors? Rory Allen June 3, 2015 at 8:23 am Reply Isn't it just a load of stuff that's already happened? MacMoustache June 6, 2015 at 3:24 pm Reply I was looking at the channels of the people who are going to summer in the city, and I found you that way 😀You're so cool!I love collabs, they're always the most fun! To watch, but also to make imo haha. Do you agree or do you prefer making videos yourself? 🙂 I'm interested haha zara cho June 10, 2015 at 6:37 pm Reply Hey, what did you do in Alevels? And what was your history grade? Millicent .Dodds June 11, 2015 at 3:33 pm Reply I just got my prospectus through from Birmingham university and I'm pretty sure you are on the history page – is it you? 🙂 Faith Jones June 12, 2015 at 5:31 pm Reply I am taking GCSE history this year, and next year (Year 11) I'll be taking a thing called the Extended Project, which is basically just under AS, and I'm doing a dissertation. I wanted to do it on LGBT or history, or both. Do you have some tips for what to do and such? Brennan MacKinnon June 13, 2015 at 8:11 am Reply Does Ellie have a YouTube channel? 666cornholio666 June 21, 2015 at 10:25 pm Reply OMG 10:20 the idea with the word document, I finished Uni in 2014 and wish I'd thought of that! Lucy Simpson June 28, 2015 at 4:43 pm Reply Birmingham have started showing this video on there open day history talk! It was really funny CaptainWendy _ July 11, 2015 at 6:44 am Reply If film making wasn't such a passion of mine, this video would've convinced me to do History TheRaindropDancer July 21, 2015 at 5:03 pm Reply Historiography. Necessary mindfuckery Tilly Bean July 29, 2015 at 9:28 am Reply Wibbly wobbly timey Wimey stuff DSFPB August 3, 2015 at 2:26 am Reply It is so true. Sitting down with your lecturer and bringing up a topic, they blow your mind and you come out in a sort of daze. Alison Jane August 13, 2015 at 4:17 pm Reply i love history! i highly recommend checking out medievalpoc on tumblr, if you haven't already. it's bulldozed through a lot of the preconceptions i once held and expanded my mind/knowledge of history like WHOA. Ron Excalibure September 11, 2015 at 6:12 am Reply Ellie needs a YouTube channel!!! Shaz Cheng September 22, 2015 at 2:24 pm Reply Love your videos Hannah 🙂 Hope I can give some advice too! If any students want to see the life of a MEDICAL STUDENT, please check out my vlogs xx liebekaese September 30, 2015 at 4:21 pm Reply very interesting video =) i was never good at history, because i wasn't good at seeing the bigger picture and making connections… i guess i didn't even care enough to study all the facts xD but i'm very happy with medicine now… good thing we all have different interests Asad Ali Shah September 30, 2015 at 6:34 pm Reply hay elli i am asad ali by name i tell u simple way to momrize the histry through your birth and childhood events giveintohappiness October 3, 2015 at 12:38 am Reply I'm studying history in Austria and wow, there are a lot of similarities 🙂And I hate medieval history as well. So boring. (I love ancient history, though :D) Speed Racer October 6, 2015 at 3:54 pm Reply well done Alexandra Bullard October 8, 2015 at 4:37 pm Reply Hannah, I am keen on studying history next year at university after I leave school (don't know which one yet) but I am worried about the step-up from A level history and the work load!! Do you have any tips about how to succeed your 1st year??? Najmah Razak October 25, 2015 at 4:34 am Reply The passion you guys have is inspiring. Yall make history sound so interesting, i'm sad that i am taking engineering 🙁 Mark Coelen October 30, 2015 at 5:23 pm Reply Hannah is truly elegant punkrocker hippy November 8, 2015 at 7:27 pm Reply This video has helped me so much! History has become my passion not only in school but in my everyday life. People have always dissuaded me from studying history further but this video has made me confident about my decision. Thank you guys so much, it's such a great feeling knowing that there are other people out there that enjoy history and learning so much! Xxx Rachael November 21, 2015 at 11:19 pm Reply I'm in my second year of a history and our lecturers tell us not to even use the word bias as everything is biased. Say why and what its bias is but seriously do not in seminars say something has a bias … you will get laughed at by the lecturers, it happened in my first seminar to someone! RaeRam14 November 28, 2015 at 1:52 am Reply Studying history in America is so different! Very interesting to learn about it. Elizabeth Barnard December 23, 2015 at 5:04 pm Reply I'm hoping to study English and I want to go to Birmingham bc the course and everything there is ajsdlkfajsdklfjaklsj EssiVids December 30, 2015 at 11:53 pm Reply Sounds a lot like literary studies actually SweetRubes January 1, 2016 at 4:10 pm Reply under the sea ICouldn'tThinkOfAUsername January 10, 2016 at 11:52 am Reply I wish more videos like this were made, it's helpful for us at sixth form/college Nadya Miroslavova February 11, 2016 at 7:19 am Reply +Hannah Witton did you have interest in pursuing PhD (you or your friend) ? Why if yes or no? 🙂 Malaikah Raja February 17, 2016 at 3:25 pm Reply I learnt more from this one video than i have in my first 2 terms at uni. King Wu April 5, 2016 at 3:47 am Reply I study history too! and i would like to go for a Mphil degree in UK. do u have any suggestions? Caroline Harvey April 11, 2016 at 10:08 am Reply How much do you want Hannah to be your history teacher? she would be the best! Just Do It April 24, 2016 at 7:17 pm Reply bout 90% of my uni grades are firsts and most of what these girls said is pretty much balls (i study history at bham) it's no different to a-level, in approach or difficulty. Ubaid Ullah April 25, 2016 at 4:37 am Reply hahahahaha 😃 Will Hughes June 22, 2016 at 8:51 am Reply Don't know if you knew but I went to the History talk at Birmingham's open day and one professor showed this video amy harrison July 2, 2016 at 5:28 pm Reply Do you remember what you wrote for your personal statements?? Like how many books did you read etc?? Thanks! Ugunark July 23, 2016 at 3:36 pm Reply I loved this. Having the body language of friendship illustrated is super useful. Mario Maiakovisk July 25, 2016 at 10:46 am Reply Under the sea hahahaha K. aratemaus September 1, 2016 at 4:20 pm Reply Very informative video =) and also …. thanks to the Doctor for this fantastic definition of time :)) Caractacus September 14, 2016 at 1:37 pm Reply You're both exceptionally eloquent. I don't think I'm going to be all that good at explaining myself at University. One of many fears. abbey grace December 30, 2016 at 9:16 pm Reply What exactly is Hannah's degree? Hannah van Loon Carlson January 7, 2017 at 2:30 am Reply Yay for Hannahs who are history majors! I got one 7 years ago and even still I use the tools I got from that every day. I feel like history majors really know how to research well and how to critically think. Guillermo Perrino January 8, 2017 at 9:32 am Reply Hey Hannah. What did you after finishing your degree? I have just finished my degree in History as well, and I would like to study a postgraduate in UK? Is it difficult to study a Marketing Postgraduate (for instance) having studied History?Thanks for your videos! Keep it up! KiriBee January 10, 2017 at 6:40 am Reply war history is written by the winners. think about that. art. airs January 26, 2017 at 2:43 am Reply Amazing video! I'm also studying history but currently in a public university in south Brazil. There's a great diversity of themes here that i am really into, way beyond traditional ones. Hope the best for both of you ! Archemedian Viktor February 5, 2017 at 3:52 am Reply Hey this is for people who aren't on this video: FMRI PET scanner. Understand? Aswin Lal February 7, 2017 at 7:44 pm Reply Cannabis is been used in India like 4000 years back and now changed rules by US, what is this, does everyone live like the US does? its not the same everywhere. ands and means balance sheet is not zero Aswin Lal February 7, 2017 at 7:45 pm Reply Was plastic invented first or polio Aswin Lal February 7, 2017 at 7:46 pm Reply completely objective from their perspective Aswin Lal February 7, 2017 at 7:49 pm Reply High school I thought history was just to mug up names and I don't remember anything for long long time wow Aswin Lal February 7, 2017 at 7:50 pm Reply Architect Hannah Davison February 10, 2017 at 12:56 pm Reply do u miss roosters and fab n fresh? MrFlaten92 March 1, 2017 at 12:10 am Reply I am studying History in Norway at the moment, really fun, but I cant decide what to write about for my Bachelor thesis, you have any good advice on how to choose the topic? My teachers want us to write about really local history, which dont interest me at all, so hoping for some good advice 🙂 And I wonder how long did you study history for? Pipo Mono March 9, 2017 at 1:12 pm Reply i am studying history too with psychology and economics as side subjects i like it, i love it so fuck the people who are saying i wont find a job, theres always a way so shut your freaking mouth Jamie Reid March 10, 2017 at 11:31 pm Reply "isn't History already known" is often questioned by English students who don't see the irony that they focus on either fictional books or Dickens and Shakespeare. ShWhoCa March 11, 2017 at 8:08 am Reply I'm sorry (and this has probably been pointed out before) but as I am majoring Doctor Who in the School Of Life I feel I need to mention that it's "Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Whimey Stuff" not the other way around. Oh and I am majoring Art History in University. Berta axo March 13, 2017 at 8:04 am Reply so exciting! Meg Buys March 18, 2017 at 3:42 pm Reply Oh my goodness I want that Tudors class! O_O We didn't have that kind of option in my history department. Josh B August 21, 2017 at 10:34 am Reply Just about to start year two, after the first year, I'm so glad I decided to study it! STREAM BLACKPINK's MV September 2, 2017 at 11:21 pm Reply i'm studying History in Portugal! Hope yall like it as much as i'm liking it. ironeagle 145 September 7, 2017 at 11:27 am Reply Worthless degree luke dawson October 8, 2017 at 7:42 pm Reply This is beyond moronic. One thing's for certain – don't apply to Birmingham because complete twits go there. EllieCeeJay October 15, 2017 at 1:17 pm Reply Considering I've actually applied for UoB now (History and English, Literature based), I feel like I actually can watch this video and count it as not procrastinating Bronte Rose November 20, 2017 at 6:56 am Reply I desperately want to study history but I feel as though it will not be beneficial to my future. I’m not to keen on being a teacher or professor, what other career options are out there besides becoming a historian? linglingjr December 31, 2017 at 12:15 pm Reply If this video was accurate, it would just be a compilation of you getting pounded by some guy you've known for less than a day, every single day. Prove me wrong. Emma Jones January 17, 2018 at 10:23 pm Reply I’m currently in second year in uni studying history and I was wondering if you could do a video on how you coped/dealt with your dissertation, how it came to picking your topic and how you went around doing it Σταυρος Χρηστ. January 22, 2018 at 1:22 am Reply as a stemer (statistician)… I'd love to be served coffee by you girls ^_^ Florida Girl February 4, 2018 at 4:28 pm Reply Do you think history is a good degree? Would you do it again? We’re you able to get a job? Lovely H. February 11, 2018 at 4:00 am Reply I’m gonna guess you’re in the UK?? Lissie Hickman April 26, 2018 at 7:05 pm Reply History has always been my passion so I can't wait to go to uni and study it Rebecca L.T May 3, 2018 at 12:27 pm Reply …………… wibbly wobbly timey whimey ……… Rhiannon Leahy May 16, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply I can't wait to go to university and study history😍 Nurami Affan May 18, 2018 at 8:20 pm Reply im in my final year at Uni , majoring in History and civilizations .basically we learn every civilizations in this world but after I watched your video I just found out that history is more than learning about the people of the past ,like Hannah is studying about Sexual history that's awesome and I really want to know more about that ,btw I love your video ,sending hugs from Malaysia 🙂 Goldey August 24, 2018 at 10:58 am Reply I see those LOTR books behind you. That’s how I know you’re trustworthy DarthMessias September 3, 2018 at 12:10 pm Reply If you are going to study history, just remember to figure out what "products" you want to create with a history degree. Writing? Verbal communication (ex. teaching)? Websites? seqingnicole January 21, 2019 at 6:54 am Reply ugh i love history i'm so glad i made the switch from political science to history, of which the former i pursued simply because it seemed that opportunities will be better with it Tammy M.B. May 20, 2019 at 4:00 am Reply Thank you for the video. I know it's been a few years. I'm really scared and indecisive about post-secondary options because even though I love history, will it be beneficially for me? People are also saying a history degree is useless in obtaining a financially-secure job but I think I just have to go for it. Debt or no debt, I don't want regrets, as naive as that sounds. Bob Stephens July 2, 2019 at 12:34 am Reply What are exams like? Are they similar to A-level? ZFBREACKERS October 11, 2019 at 7:59 pm Reply I wanna become a historian when I older so this really helped and I am very passionate with my history so thanks BriansWrld October 21, 2019 at 6:47 pm Reply Did u get jobs?? Leave a Reply Cancel Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.