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Undergraduate Handbook

Welcome from the Head of Department

A very warm welcome at the start of the 2023-24 academic year. We look forward to seeing you at lectures and seminars this year and we encourage you to attend the workshops, talks, and social events that make the department such a vibrant and stimulating place.

This Handbook is designed to be a reference document that provides information on your course and the University. It is very detailed and will provide many links to important information maintained elsewhere in the University. You may find it most useful when you have a specific question, but you should look it over at the beginning of the year to ensure that you are clear about what will be expected of you, and what you can expect from the History Department. If you have any questions about the Handbook or its contents, or if you would like to make a suggestion, please raise it with the Student-Staff Liaison Committee, or speak to your personal tutor.

The aim of this handbook is to provide accurate and up to date information. It’s correct as of the start of the year, but as we know events sometimes intervene. Changes and updates can be found on our website ( which you are advised to check regularly. Please look out for, and read, emails that come from the departmental office or from me. The final arbiter of policy and procedure are the University Regulations, which can be found on the University Governance webpages (

For now, all best wishes for the new year.

Tim Lockley

Head of Department