Freshers' Week in Archaeology

Congratulations on getting a place at the University of Exeter. This page gives you the information you need for Freshers’ Week and what you need to do before you get here. We look forward to welcoming you to the College in September. 

Welcome message from Professor Oliver Creighton

Congratulations on joining Archaeology at Exeter, and welcome to one of the most successful and vibrant departments in the country. Archaeology, as a discipline, will offer you a wide range of personal, academic and practical skills which will stand you in good stead for whatever future course you decide to take.  We are currently involved in many exciting projects in Britain and around the world, and in addition to your academic classes, there will be many opportunities to become personally involved with this research.  We look forward to meeting you in Freshers' Week.

Professor Oliver Creighton
Head of Archaeology

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Before you get here you'll need to register with the University, activate your University IT account and select optional modules if they are available to you. You will need to have chosen your modules by Friday 14 September 2018 and you will not be able to access your entire timetable until your module choices are confirmed. For more information about the above please use the links at the bottom of this webpage.

For more information about this please see our 'Joining instructions' below.

Freshers’ Week 2018: Monday 17 September - Sunday 23 September

All students are expected to be on campus by Monday 17 September at the latest.

If there is any reason why you may not be here by this date, please get in contact with the Humanities Education Office as soon as possible by emailing archaeology@exeter.ac.uk.

During Freshers' Week you should attend the Academic Induction events and activities for your subject/s.

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. If you need any advice about issues or clashes within your Freshers' Week timetable please contact archaeology@exeter.ac.uk

Timetable for new undergraduate students studying Archaeology

Date Start Details Location
Tuesday 18 September 14:00

Academic Induction Welcome Talk from Professor Oliver Creighton, Head of Archaeology

For all Undergraduate students studying Archaeology as single and combined honours programmes. Followed by a quiz (with prizes!).

Room LT6, Laver Building, Streatham Campus
Tuesday 18 September 15:30

Meet Your Tutors

Meet with Archaeology tutors and have some refreshments.

218, Laver Building, Streatham Campus
Friday 21 September 12:00

Archaeology Society Beach Trip

An afternoon at the beach to include sandcastles, sun (hopefully) and fish and chips! 

Exmouth
Friday 21 September 19:00

Archaeology and Forensics Society Social Night

An evening out with optional Indiana Jones/Lara Croft/Howard Carter dress code!

Ram bar, Streatham Campus

If you are a Combined Honours or Flexible Combined Honours student please ensure you view the Freshers' Week information for all your subjects since each will have its own Academic Induction information and timetable. 

College of Humanities

Flexible Combined Honours

College of Social Sciences and International Studies

www.exeter.ac.uk/socialsciences/freshers
Anthropology; Arab and Islamic Studies; Law; Philosophy, Politics and International Relations; Sociology; and Strategy and Security Institute

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

BiosciencesGeographyPsychologySport and Health Sciences

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/studentinfo/newstudents/
Computer Science; Engineering; Geology; Mathematics; Medical Imaging; Natural Sciences; Physics and Astronomy; and  Renewable Energy

The Business School

www.exeter.ac.uk/business/ugfreshers and www.exeter.ac.uk/business/pgfreshers
Accounting and Finance; Economics; Business; Management; Leadership; Marketing; and Tourism

The University of Exeter Medical School

http://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/newstudents/
Medical Sciences; Medicine

Joining instructions

Choosing your modules using the Online Module Selection System

First you will need to register with the University and activate your University IT account. To find out how to do this use the links in the tabs below for the 'Before you arrive' section of the New Students’ website. Once you have activated your University IT account you will have access to iExeter, the student portal. You should find the Online Module Selection System by clicking on the 'Student Record' tab and then by following the instructions.

For some programmes where your first year of study includes either optional modules and/or the need to select between specific core modules, you must make your Year 1 module choice between Wednesday 29 August and Friday 14 September using the Online Module Selection System. After Friday 14 September module availability may be restricted within your discipline/s. Please contact us if, for any reason, you have not been able to make your module choices by this date.

Modules for Combined Honours programmes

For students on Combined Honours programmes, module choice information will be released and co-ordinated by the lead College for the programme, that is the first named subject in the degree title.  For example, Combined Honours History and Politics is led by the College of Humanities; Combined Honours Politics and Modern Languages is led by the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.

Useful information

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

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish

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