Postgraduate Induction Week 2018

The tables below outlines the events that are laid on to introduce you to the Department, to the University and to each other. Please attend all those that are relevant to you, so that you understand where things are and who people are! It will save you time in the future. 

During Induction Week you will need to get between King's Manor and Heslington Campus. See for information about travelling between them.

N.B. Students registering for PhD and MA (by research) should make an appointment to see their academic supervisor during week 1 (booking lists will be available on staff doors). All other MA/MSc students will be allocated a personal supervisor whom they will see during week 4 (sign up on the lists on staff office doors). Names of supervisors will be posted outside the Departmental Office.

University events

Monday 17 September Arrival day for students in university accommodation, with ambassadors and buses from Manchester airport. GSA Welcome Party in the Courtyard at 19:00  
Tuesday 18 September University Welcome talks, followed by Welcome Fair with ‘Taste of Yorkshire’ food Central Hall, Heslington
Wednesday 19 September International Student Inductions 10:00-12:30, following by talk on the history of York and tour of the city. College events in the evening. Central Hall, Heslington
Thursday 20 September

Introductions to social and sports facilities, Colleges and catering, and ‘Café Crawl’ in the afternoon


Friday 21   September

For Research students only:  Welcome from Dean; Introductions to key support services; current students talking about their research; alumni talking about their careers   10:00-13:30

Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, Heslington
Saturday 22 September GSA organised family events and coach trip  

Induction to the Department of Archaeology

Tuesday 25th September

Most of this induction day takes place in King's Manor (room numbers starting with K are rooms in King's Manor).


General Introduction for new PG students Group A - surnames A-L (Oliver Craig and Kevin Walsh)

10.00-11.00 General Introduction for new PG students Group B - surnames M-Z (Oliver Craig and Kevin Walsh) K/133
11.00-11.30 Coffee break   
  Introductory Briefings by Directors of Studies  

MA in Cultural Heritage Management

MA in Archaeology of Buildings

MA in Historical Archaeology

MSc in Archaeological Information Systems and MSc in Digital Heritage

MA/MSc in Funerary Archaeology

MA in Mesolithic Studies

MA/MSc in Material Culture and Experimental Archaeology









MSc in Bioarchaeology and MSc in Zooarchaeology

MA in Conservation Studies and Cons Studies (Historic Buildings)

MSc in Early Prehistory & Human Origins

MA in Field Archaeology

MA in Prehistoric Landscape Archaeology

MA in Medieval Archaeology

MPhil/PhD and MA (by research)








14.00-15.00 Mature students meeting (with Claire McNamara) K/157
17.30-19.00 Reception for all postgraduate students and staff Huntingdon and Ante Room, King's Manor

Thursday 27 September

Morning Optional tour of the King's Manor 'Historic Landscape' (details to be finalised)  
14:00-14:45 For Masters students only: Introduction to Humanities Research Centre

Bowland Auditorium

Berrick Saul Building

BS/005 Heslington campus

16.15-17.15 For PhD students only: Introduction to Humanities Research Centre 

Bowland Auditorium

Berrick Saul Building

BS/005 Heslington campus

17.30-18.30 Welcome reception for all new postgraduates organised by the Humanities Research Centre

Treehouse Room 

Berrick Saul Building

BS/104 Heslington campus

Friday 28 September

Important briefings for all new students


Introduction to Library facilities Group A (Stephanie Jesper/Susan Halfpenny)

13.30-14.30 Introduction to Arch-Help and Web Pages Group A (Kevin Walsh/Neil Gevaux) K/133
15.00-16.00 Introduction to Arch-Help and Web Pages Group B (Kevin Walsh/Neil Gevaux) K/133
16.00-17.00 Introduction to Library facilities Group B (Stephanie Jesper/Susan Halfpenny K/133

 Week 4: Wednesday 17 October




King’s Manor Library induction drop-in workshops: Stephanie Jesper and Susan Halfpenny K120