Freshers' Week in Classics and Ancient History

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 Barbara Borg

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 departments 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 Barbara Borg
Head of Classics and Ancient History 

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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.

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 classics@exeter.ac.uk.

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

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

 

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 humanities-education@exeter.ac.uk

Academic induction timetable

Date

Start

Finish

Details

Location

Tuesday 18 September 10:30 12:00

Classics and Ancient History Welcome Talk

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

Amory C501
Tuesday 18 September 12:00 13:00

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

Amory C417
Tuesday 18 September 13:00 14:00 Personal Tutor Meetings Will be confirmed at the welcome meeting
Tuesday 18 September 14:00 15:00 Meeting for students taking CLA1203 Fast-Track Greek. See personal timetable

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

Your welcome letter contains important information for joining as well as information about modules and reading lists. It can be found by clicking on the following link: Classics and Ancient History welcome letter 2018/19

Choosing your modules using the Online Module Selection System

You should familiarise yourself with your appropriate programme specification and modules which can be found on our College intranet. Please select Classics and Ancient History - level 1 from the Module category drop-down box.

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

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

All students taking a single honours degree in the department of Classics and Ancient History will take a Latin and/or Ancient Greek language module at the appropriate level of progression in their first year. For further information please see the module descriptions.

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 pages.