Academia, History of Art, Life
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End of a long week


So last week I completed my first ever 48 hour open exam, and boy oh boy, it was an experience that I wouldn’t really recommend to people. Actually, it wasn’t as bad as I had anticipated. I’m the kind of girl who plans her essays in advance, and  ends up writing an extra billion words, to which I then have to get rid of – hard to do in a limited amount of time. Anyway, I survived! I’m working on a post which will detail some tips that I found really helpful for preparing for this type of exam.

I’ve also started my new module this term – The Virgin’s Spaces – all about the Virgin Mary! So keep checking out the blog to see what I’m learning about.

I hope that the first two weeks have gone well for everyone, and in the up-coming-weeks I have many plans for some potential posts, including tips on getting internships in the arts!

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Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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