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Training and Development

Departmental Postgraduate Induction

Incoming students:

PhD and MAR:

A department welcome session will be held from 12-2pm on Wednesday 28th September in the Department (second floor of the Faculty of Arts Building). The interactive campus map will help you locate the room.

Do you need information on registering, Link opens in a new windowand other useful tips? see the University's Welcome Pages. Link opens in a new windowFor our Taught MA programmes, please contact Dr Zahra Newby (convenor of Ancient Visual and Material Culture) to discuss your options. For research degrees, please contact your supervisor (if you don't know who this is, email the Director of Graduate Studies: Dr Clare Rowan).

The Department provides an induction into subject-specific research methods and techniques to all research students in the course of their first year. The programme below also incorporates the sessions provided by CADRE, which are compulsory for all new PhD students.

Attendance at Induction sessions (as appropriate for year of study) and Work-in-Progress seminars is required for all Research Postgrads. Please note that certain sessions are formal engagement monitoring points.

Induction and training programme 2022/23 (currently under construction, mandatory for new PGRs)

  • 28/09/22, 12-2pm. Welcome in the Department of Classics and Ancient History (includes lunch). ppt.
  • 5/10/2022, 2-3pm on Teams. PGR Induction. Clare Rowan. ppt.
  • 19/10/2022, 1-2pm: Ancient Texts at Graduate Level by Joe Watson, FAB 2.23
  • 26/10/2022, 1-1.45pm (on Teams). Warwick Institute of Engagement: What WIE can do for you
  • 2/11/2022, 12-1pm, FAB 2.23: Getting your materials (libraries, databases, other resources). Clare Rowan. handout.
  • 16/11/2022 11am-1pm, FAB 2.34. Preparing to Teach in Higher Education. Oliver Turner.
  • 29/11/2022, 10am-12pm, Wolfson Research Exchange: Introduction to epigraphic and numismatic research resources, Alison Cooley and Clare Rowan. ppt.
  • 16/1/23, 12-1pm, TEAMS. Publishing during your PhD. Alison Cooley, Vicky Jewell, Clare Rowan.
  • 1/2/2023, 1-2pm. Applying for academic positions - the perspective from the hiring panel. Zahra Newby, FAB2.31 and on Teams.
  • 7/2/2023, 2-3pm, Teams. Careers Talk: Michael Scott.
  • 2/3/2023, 12-1pm, TEAMS. Archives/heritage and an introduction to the modern records centre. Melissa Prior.
  • Interested in using Endnote? Please book into a training session at the library. Our departmental Endnote style guide can be found on the right of this page.


For German for Academic Purposes please see this page. For other language training needs (including Latin and Greek), please contact your supervisor and the Director of Graduate Studies.

Work in progress seminars:

In 2022/23, the Work in Progress Seminar (WiP) will take place on Wednesdays from 2pm. There will be a mixture of online and face to face sessions. The programme for the term is available here. Attendance is mandatory for all PGRs.

CADRE 2022/23

Faculty-wide training are organised by the Doctoral College via CADRELink opens in a new window.

The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance (CSR)

will be holding courses on

Palaeography: from Manuscript to PrintLink opens in a new window

Latin for Research in the Humanities