University of Leicester Archaeological Services

Public archaeology and outreach

We offer a wealth of opportunities and professional archaeological support for community groups, heritage organisations and schools involved in archaeology projects.

Display and interpretation

Four people working on an excavation site in a back garden of a house.Current planning guidance places emphasis on the enhancement and enjoyment of the historic environment. The ULAS team offers a wide range of display and interpretation services to help enhance and present the historic environment for a wide audience, including:

  • Public Open Days
  • Talks and lectures
  • Display boards and posters
  • Popular publications

Community archaeology

We help local groups and communities interested in exploring and recording their historic environment, who need extra experience and expertise to drive a project forward:

  • Bespoke training courses and workshops on a wide range of archaeological skills, including test-pitting, site recording and interpretation, photogrammetry, finds identification and report writing. Advice on project funding
  • Community project management
  • Academic rigour
  • Public relations and media coverage

Archaeology internships

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