“The academic staff are great and so are the facilities.” Elina, BA Ancient History and Archaeology.
“I enjoy combining the study of documents with analysis of material culture in a variety of past contexts.I most like the variety and depth of areas that can be studied… the easy-to-approach staff make the School of History, Classics and Archaeology an institution that is enjoyable to work in.” Tom, BA History and Archaeology.
“My course is excellent and I do really enjoy it. The best thing about the course is that it is extremely versatile, you can study prehistoric, Roman, classical or industrial archaeology, depending on your preference.” Wendy, BA Archaeology.
“I can’t wait to see what the second year brings.” Alisa, first year BA Ancient History and Archaeology.
Students graduating in 2010 from BA (Hons) Archaeology, BA (Hons) Ancient History and Archaeology and BA (Hons) Archaeology and History delivered a resounding commendation of the teaching on their programmes in the National Student Survey.
The NSS results are evaluated according to the percentage of students answering each question in the category with a 4 or 5 on a 1-5 scale, with 5 being the most positive response. The results from students in their final year in Spring 2010 were as follows:
|Category||Newcastle Archaeology result||Average result for Archaeology BA programmes across country||Newcastle ranking all 17 Archaeology BA programmes returning full 2010 results (= joint positioning)|
|Assessment and Feedback||83%||74%||4th|
|Organisation and management||95%||79%||1st|
The student experience of Archaeology at Newcastle was clearly above average in all areas. Each category in the table above consists of a series of questions – students completing the survey gave particularly positive responses to questions regarding the enthusiasm of lecturers (100%), lecturers’ skill at explaining things (96%), the degree to which the course is intellectually stimulating (92%), the detailed comments they received in feedback on their assessed work (90%), the availability of staff (98%), and the degree to which the course enhanced their self-confidence (90%). We are delighted that so many of our students found their studies with us such a positive experience.