School of History, Classics and Archaeology

School Inductions

School Inductions

Overview

The first week of a new academic year is dedicated to a programme of induction and orientation activities. Induction information for students joining us in September 2017 can be found below.

Induction is a chance for you to complete registration and settle in before teaching begins. There are optional social activities like Freshers' Week and compulsory activities like registration and school inductions. 

All you need to know before starting the new academic year can be found on the Pre-Arrival website, including how to register before you arrive.

Details of school induction activities, including induction timetables, suggested reading lists and excursions specific to the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, can be found on the following tabs:

Undergraduate

Details of Induction for undergraduate students studying in the School are listed below.

Induction timetables

Induction is almost here. To let you know exactly what will be involved and to familiarise yourself with your first week at university, you can find your Induction timetable below. They are ordered by degree programme.

You will also receive a copy of your timetable in your HCA Induction pack at the introductory session on Monday 25 September. You will also find the Returning Students and Erasmus induction timetable here:

All Stage 1 students for Classics & Ancient History programmes (Q800, Q810, QQ83, V110) should attend the compulsory Language Introduction 2017-18 Greek and Latin session.

As part of Induction, you are invited to take part in a free excursion, depending on your degree programme. 

Suggested reading lists

If you would like to undertake preparatory reading before term starts in September, you can view the suggested reading list for your degree programme below:

During your first teaching week, you will receive handbooks for each module that you are taking in your first semester. These handbooks will contain a more comprehensive reading list specific to each lecture.

Postgraduate

Details of Induction for postgraduate students studying in the School are listed below.

Induction timetable

All information pertaining to Induction will be in the Postgraduate Induction (PDF: 69KB).

You will also receive a copy of your timetable in your Induction pack at the introductory session on Monday 25 September.

As part of Induction, you are invited to take part in a free excursion depending on your programme of study. 

Postgraduate Forum

Our lively Postgraduate Forum comprises a dynamic and enthusiastic group of postgraduate students, researching in diverse areas across:

  • history
  • classics
  • ancient history
  • archaeology

Read more on the PGF website.

Excursions

We encourage both undergraduate and postgraduate students to join us for an exciting historical excursion during Induction. Details and booking forms can be found below.

Wallington Hall, Wednesday 27 September 2017

This trip is for postgraduate students in classics and ancient history and undergraduate students on degree programmes Q800, Q810, QQ83 and V110. Please complete the online booking form to register your attendance.

Beamish Open Air Museum, Tuesday 26 September 2017

This trip is for postgraduate students in history and undergraduate students on degree programmes V100 and VL12 and QV31. Please complete the online booking form to register your attendance.

The Old Low Light, Tuesday 26 September 2017

This trip is for postgraduate students in archaeology and undergraduate students on degree programmes V400, VV14 and VV41. This trip is compulsory. Please complete the online booking form to register your attendance and make us aware of your contact details and any special requirements. 

Prudhoe Castle, Saturday 7 October 2017

This trip is compulsory for undergraduate archaeology students in Stage 1. You will be introduced to some basic archaeological field skills, including surveying and drawing. You will need to bring the following things with you on the day:

  • warm outdoor clothes (waterproof coat and boots)
  • a packed lunch and flask
  • 6H pencils, black biros, a notepad, a ruler, rubber/eraser, pencil sharpener
  • a camera (your phone camera will do)