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Information for current students

 On this page you can find information for current students studing for undergraduate, postgraduation taught and postgraduate Classics degrees at Royal Holloway.

Please note that the Departmental Office will be temporarily relocating to International Room 246 from Monday 1st July, emails and extension nos will remain unchanged.  Welcome Week commences on 23rd September and teaching starts on 30th September 2019.

Click on the tabs below for student handbooks and other important information.

Academic timetables

2019-20 Academic timetables to be published to students on Monday 9th September 2019

You academic 2018-19 timetable can be accessed online at royalholloway.ac.uk/mytimetable.

Staff consultation hours

  • Spring term 2018/19

Past Exam Papers

Electronic copies of past exam papers are available through Library Services' Digital Repository.

Reading lists

Forms for download

Micro-placements scheme

What is the micro-placements scheme?

If you are a second-year student with the Classics Department, whether on a single or joint honours degree programme, the micro-placements scheme is your chance to develop professional skills and to improve your career prospects after graduation. 

Under this award-winning scheme, the Careers & Employability placements team offers a limited number of short summer placements across a wide range of industries to the most motivated students. 

Micro-placements last between two and four weeks and take place during summer vacation. Most of the placements are located in and around London, but requests for flexibility in location may be taken into consideration. All placements are unpaid, but they are recognised on the students’ degree transcript and all travel expenses incurred during a micro-placement will be reimbursed.

The application process

In order to get a place on the scheme, you will need to go through a competitive selection process, which has been designed to boost your employability and to develop skills required for the job market.

 Students attend workshops, get tailored feedback on their CVs and cover letters, and attend a short interview. Successful applicants will be offered a placement secured by the placements team.

To find out more about the scheme, second-year students have the chance to attend one of several micro-placements presentations running at the beginning of the Autumn Term. You can find further information here

Student experiences

Intern at Foundling Museum

The highlight was creating children’s activities for the museum virtually from scratch. Some activities were out of date, and I was tasked with looking through them to decide which had potential and then editing and, in one case, rewriting them to bring them up to date. The activities were based in my favourite room in the museum, and I saw the whole process through, putting the activities out on my penultimate day and then having the satisfaction of watching some children completing them.

Intern at Simon Lee Gallery

I was asked to create artist biographies for their new website. This allowed me the opportunity to refine my written communication as well as research. Additionally, I was given the opportunity to research the art economy and who was buying art so that we could follow them on social media to increase the profile of the gallery. Another task I was given was to photograph all their books they sell for their new website, and later editing the photos, giving me the opportunity to use my creativity and develop my ICT skills.

For information for postgraduate taught students, please see the dedicated PGT pages.

Key contacts

Head of Department

Professor Boris Rankov

Senior Faculty Administrator

Margaret Scrivner

Faculty Administrator

Sue Turnbull

Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies

Dr. Liz Gloyn

Director of Postgraduate Research Studies

Professor Ahuvia Kahane


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