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Training and Development

Departmental Postgraduate Induction

Incoming students:

PhD and MAR:

A department welcome session will be held from 12-3pm on Wednesday 4th October 2023 in the Faculty of Arts Building. The interactive campus map will help you locate the room.

Wed 4th October 2023

12-1pm: Welcome and Induction for new PGR students (Clare Rowan, FAB 2.46). ppt

1-2pm: Lunch in the department with staff and PG community

2-3pm: Tour of the library for new PGs (Rhiannon Taylor)

2-3pm: Induction for returning PGRs (FAB 5.01, Clare Rowan) ppt.

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 Prof. Suzanne Frey-Kupper (convenor of the MAT in 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.

Departmental induction and training programme 2023/24 (being updated regularly)

  • 4th October 2023: Wolfson Research Exchange, 11am-1pm (Suzanne Frey-Kupper)
    Course induction, followed by lunch 1-2pm with PG community and staff at the Dept.
  • 10th October 2023, Wolfson Research Exchange, 11am-1pm (joint with MAT): Introduction to Epigraphic and Numismatic Sources
  • 18th October 2023, 4-5pm, Antiquities Room (FAB 2.23). Ancient texts at graduate level. Joe Watson.
  • 25th October, 11am-1pm, FAB2.47. Preparing to Teach in Higher Education Session. Oliver Turner.
  • 3rd November 2023, 12.30-1.30pm, Teams.Teaching in Classics - hints, tips and questions answered! Clare Rowan, Conor Trainer, Francesca Modini.
  • 16th November, 12-1pm, Teams. Careers Talk: Eris Williams-Reed, Participatory Research, Wellcome Collection
  • 22nd November 12.30-1pm. Department open space. New PGR coffee drop in.
  • 29th November, 11am-1pm. Sit and write session. FAB 2.23 (Antiquities Room)
  • 31 January 2024, 3-4pm, FAB 2.32. An introduction to research impact. Emma Roberts, Alison Cooley. ppt.
  • 28th February 2024, 11am-12pm, R1.04. An introduction to open access. Yvonne Buddon.
  • 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.


German language classes take place on Wed 10-12 in the following weeks: Term 1 weeks 7, 8, 9, 10; Term 2 weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10; Term 3 weeks 1-4. For other language training needs (including Latin and Greek), please contact your supervisor and the Director of Graduate Studies.

Work in progress seminars:

In 2023/24, 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 2023/24

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

Researcher Development Programme

A centrally run training programme for doctoral researchers is also available - see their website.

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