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Classics and Ancient History: New undergraduate students

New undergraduates

New undergraduates

Welcome message from Professor Rebecca Langlands

Welcome to Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter, and congratulations on gaining a place to study here! You are joining one of the most dynamic Classics and Ancient History communities in the country. We have an exceptionally broad range of expertise with an interdisciplinary and original approach to the subject. Over the last few years we have been recognised through University Guild awards as the Subject with the Best Research Community. Our Student Classics Society has also been commended for its outstanding academic contribution to the university in recognition of their annual play and the World of Classics debate. We look forward to you becoming part of our lively community!

Professor Rebecca Langlands
Professor

Ahead of your arrival, please complete our online pre-arrival induction which is available via FutureLearn; your Exeter email will have a message with the link. The induction is full of important information and advice about your studies and life as a student here. It also contains activities and discussion boards so you can start to get to know other students even before you start your course.

We strongly recommend that you access this as soon as possible and make the most of this fantastic opportunity to learn more about us, your peers and your programme.

Freshers’ Week 2022: Monday 19 September - Sunday 25 September

During Fresher's Week you should attend the Academic Induction events and activities for your subject/s, as detailed below. If there is any reason why you may not be here for Fresher's Week, please contact the Amory Hub, who support Classics and Ancient History students, as soon as possible by emailing classics@exeter.ac.uk.

The Student's Guild is also running welcome events throughout the week, including a Welcome Festival and regular guided tours of campus.

Please check your academic timetable during Freshers’ Week, so that you know exactly where and when you need to attend your first classes and lectures! If you have any timetable-related problems or questions, please contact the Amory Hub at classics@exeter.ac.uk.

The purpose of Academic Induction is to introduce you to your academic programme, complete any necessary pre-registration tasks, familiarise yourself with your academic buildings, and meet fellow students and the academic staff for your subjects. These sessions form the core part of your Freshers' Week timetable and we expect all students to be present at these compulsory sessions, either in person or online as appropriate. If you need any advice about issues or clashes within your Freshers' Week timetable please contact classics@exeter.ac.uk

Academic induction timetable

Date

Start

Finish

Details

Location

Tuesday 20 September 11:00 12:30

Classics and Ancient History Welcome Talk

Amory Parker Moot Room LT
Tuesday 20 September 12:30 13:30

Classics and Ancient History Welcome Talk: Tea, Coffee and Cake

Amory Parker Moot Room LT
Tuesday 20 September 13:30 14:30

Personal Tutor Meetings

Relevant to students on all Classics and Ancient History programmes (Single and Joint honours).

 Please check your personal timetable for location details

Please also be aware that an optional Humanities and Social Sciences Information Fair will be held in Amory C501 from 13:30 to 15:00 on Wednesday 21st September.

Joining instructions

If you wish to start with some reading before you arrive in Exeter, please view the Classics and Ancient History 2022 Reading list.

Please note that these reading lists are only here as guidance and for those interested, you are not expected to purchase these books. 

Modules for Combined Honours programmes

For students on Combined Honours programmes, module choice information will be released and co-ordinated by the lead discipline for the programme, that is the first named subject in the degree title. For example, BA Archaeology and Anthropology is led by the Archaeology department; BA Philosophy and Theology is led by the Philosophy department. (Please see the ‘Combined Honours or Flexible Combined Honours Students’ link above for more information).

Useful information

Modules are available at a range of levels from Beginners to Advanced via the Language Centre in:

• French
• German
• Italian
• Japanese
• Korean
• Mandarin Chinese
• Russian
• Spanish
• British Sign Language

We can help you get the language you study with us named on your degree title. This involves successfully completing a minimum of 60 credits in one language taken through the Language Centre. You could choose to start a new language from scratch or develop an existing one. For example, a Geography student who passes 30 credits at Spanish Beginners and a further 30 credits at Spanish Intermediate 1 could have their degree title amended to BA (Hons) Geography with proficiency in Spanish.

If you are not able to take a language as part of your programme due to timetabling constraints, or if you are interested in studying a language that is not currently available via modularity, our Language Centre also runs an Evening Language Programme with many more language options.

To find out more about language modules and other languages offered by different departments see the Language Centre webpage.