Archaeology and Ancient History

Archaeology and Ancient History sessions

  • 10.00am-10.30pm Archaeology and Ancient History: the Leicester way (George Porter Building, Lecture Theatre A)
  • 10.45am-11.15am Taster lecture, Archaeology: 'Finding the UK mainland's first Viking boat burial' (George Porter Building, Lecture Theatre A)
  • 11.30am-12.00pm Taster lecture, Ancient History: 'Looking like a Roman' (George Porter Building, Lecture Theatre A)
  • 12.15pm-12.45pm Making the most of your degree: internships and volunteering (George Porter Building, Lecture Theatre A)
  • 1.00pm-1.30pm Workshop, Ancient History: 'Reading life from Roman death' (Meet in the Archaeology and Ancient History Building foyer)
  • 1.45pm-2.15pm Workshop, Archaeology: 'Pompeii and Roman pottery' (Meet in the Archaeology and Ancient History Building foyer)
  • 2.30pm-3.00pm Tour the facilities of University of Leicester Archaeological Services (Meet in the Archaeology and Ancient History Building foyer)

Open School, 10.00am-3.00pm: Drop in to tour our facilities and meet our staff and students (Archaeology and Ancient History Building foyer)

General university life sessions

Welcome to the University of Leicester

A talk by Professor Edmund Burke, Acting Vice-Chancellor, and Professor Turi King, Professor of Public Engagement and Reader in Genetics and Archaeology, assisted by one of our current students. All three talks will be held in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre:

  • 10.00am–10.30am
  • 11.30am–12.00pm*
  • 1.00pm-1.30pm*

*The 11.30am and 1.00pm talks will be given by Professor Phil Baker, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of College of Life Sciences, with Professor King and one of our students.

10.00am–10.30am

  • Student Finance (Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 2)
  • Mature Students at Leicester (Percy Gee Students' Union Building, Gee's)

10.45am–11.15am

  • Accommodation (Peter Williams Lecture Theatre)
  • Disability Support  (Attenborough Building, Room 002)

11.30am–12.00pm

  • Applying to University and Writing Personal Statements (Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 2)
  • Employability (Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 3)
  • The Students' Union at Leicester (Students' Union Building, Gee's)

12.15pm–12.45pm

  • Accommodation (Peter Williams Lecture Theatre)
  • Employability (Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 2)
  • Life as a Mature Student (Percy Gee Students' Union Building, Gee's)

1.00pm–1.30pm

  • Student Finance (Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 2)
  • Study Abroad and Global Opportunities (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 8)
  • Personal Statements and Student Finance for Mature Students (Percy Gee Students' Union Building, Gee's)

1.45pm–2.15pm

  • Applying to University and Writing Personal Statements (Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 2)
  • Employability (Bennett Building, Lecture Theatre 3)

2.30pm–3.00pm

  • Accommodation (Peter Williams Lecture Theatre) 
  • Study Abroad and Global Opportunities (Attenborough Building, Lecture Theatre 3)
  • The Students' Union at Leicester (Percy Gee Students' Union Building, Gee's)

Drop-in sessions

Application Help Zone

Stop by Mission Control in the marquee on Centenary Square between 10.00am-3.00pm to speak with staff about admissions enquiries; student finance; personal statement writing; student welfare and access support.

Living at home whilst studying

Stop by Mission Control in the marquee on Centenary Square between 10.00am-3.00pm where our current students will be chatting about their experiences of living at home whilst studying, giving advice and answering your questions.