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2018 Outreach Events for Prospective Archaeology Undergraduates



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Outreach Events 2018



23 June : University Archaeology Day, British Museum, London

Explore the possibilities for a future in the past! An archaeology degree can open doors to all kinds of careers, and at the University Archaeology Day you can find out everything you need to know about studying this exciting subject.

The event is designed for prospective students, teachers and parents to learn about the many degree programmes on offer across the UK, to discover the huge range of career opportunities that an archaeology degree can lead to, and to hear about some of the latest archaeological research.

Most of the top UK archaeology departments will be represented, along with a range of organisations that promote the subject and employ archaeology graduates. There will also be a full programme of talks and activities covering application tips, careers advice, and a wide range of archaeological topics including some of the latest finds and cutting-edge research.

Archaeology is a very broad subject that combines arts, humanities and sciences and is great for developing a mixture of academic and practical skills. Come to the University Archaeology Day to find out what an archaeology degree can do for you!

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5 & 6 July: Undergraduate Open Days, University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge and its Colleges will be opening their doors for the Cambridge Open Days on Thursday 5 July and Friday 6 July 2018.

These large-scale events are for Year 12 students (or equivalent) and mature students (aged 21 or over) who are considering making an application in October 2018 for entry in October 2019 (or deferred entry in October 2020).

Attendees will be able to find out what the University and Colleges have to offer through presentations on courses, the application process, student life, and finance. They’ll also have the opportunity to talk to undergraduate students and staff from the Colleges and academic departments.

All undergraduate Colleges and courses will be represented as part of the Cambridge Open Days.

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9 July: London Anthropology Day, British Museum

London Anthropology Day (LAD) is a FREE annual university taster day for Year 12, 13, FE students, careers advisers and teachers. The event is held at the British Museum‘s Education Clore Centre. On the day, participants get to learn what anthropology is about, the types of careers anthropologists do, and gain hands-on experience of what it is like to study the subject at university. Lecturers from universities across Britain provide interactive workshops on biological and social anthropology. Students are able to learn about the various specialisations of participating universities, explore the museum’s ethnographic galleries and interact with volunteers who are currently studying anthropology.

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22 - 25 July : Trinity College Archaeology Summer School


This year Trinity College will be holding the Year 12 Archaeology Summer School, in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology, from Sunday 22nd to Wednesday 25th July 2018.

Students will stay in Trinity College for three nights, and the summer school will act as an exciting opportunity to discover both the academic and practical basis of Archaeology as a University subject at Cambridge. It will include sample lectures and seminars, workshops, and a visit to an excavation.

Topics will reflect the breadth of the Cambridge Archaeology degree, which also offers tracks in Egyptology, Assyriology, and Biological Anthropology. There will also be guidance on admissions and interviews, and chance for students to explore the city of Cambridge for themselves.

As a subject which uniquely spans the Arts and the Sciences, Archaeology is suitable for students with a broad range of A level subjects.  Participants are not required to be doing Archaeology A level, and the content of the summer school will presume no previous knowledge. 

There is no charge for attending the summer school, but applicants must meet the following criteria: 

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • be in year 12 or equivalent
  • have achieved at least 5 A/A*s at GCSE or equivalent, and be on track for achieving the grades to make a competitive application to Cambridge


More details on how to apply to the Trinity archaeology summer school can be found here



6 - 11 August: Sutton Trust Archaeology Summer School

The Cambridge Sutton Trust Summer Schools are week-long, subject-specific residentials, where you live and study as a Cambridge student. You’ll stay in your own private student room within a Cambridge College, eat with other Summer School students in the canteens and socialise in the common rooms.

During the day, you’ll be in your academic department, where you’ll be taught by world-leading experts in your subject. They’ll guide you through new areas of study, introducing you to the depth and breadth of a Cambridge undergraduate course. The subject timetables are varied: you might undertake your own research project, participate in seminars, laboratory sessions or fieldwork, go behind-the-scenes at museums or test out Cambridge’s supervisions (specialised, small-group teaching).

But it’s not all work. After you leave the departments, you’ll have time to explore Cambridge with your Summer School friends, and we’ll put on a host of activities for you. You’ll get to go on a chauffeured punt tour of the River Cam, take part in a range of sports and societies, and enjoy a ‘Formal Hall’ celebratory dinner and party on the final night.

By the end of the week, we hope that you’ll leave inspired by your subject, with new knowledge and skills which will stand you in good stead for your final year of school. We hope, too, that you’ll be able to make an informed decision about what you want to do next, whatever subject, university or route you’re considering.

*Bookings have now closed*

For further information about the Sutton Trust Summer School programme, including eligibility requirements and application details please see:



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