At York we pride ourselves on the fact that the Department provides a supportive, friendly, enthusiastic atmosphere, which encourages our students to believe in themselves and achieve their potential. Informality is one of the distinctive qualities of York, and we believe that treating students as adults, in a relaxed but busy setting, is an important part of the educational experience that we offer.
I have always found the staff particularly approachable and very encouraging. Though extremely busy, they always seem to find time for that bit of extra guidance. Maybe it's an archaeology thing, but they also seem to be blessed with a sense of humour that you don't always find with academics!