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Welcome from Professor Bruce Gibson, Head of the Department

We are thrilled to welcome all our students joining the Department. My colleagues and I are all committed to doing everything to enhancing your experience as a student in the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology.

The Department is an exceptional grouping of scholars and students whose interests in the past range across millennia from the earliest human origins to the end of classical antiquity and the receptions of the ancient world in later societies down to the present.

As an undergraduate student, you are beginning an exciting period of three years where you will explore the past in new and novel ways. As you explore the human experience through all kinds of diverse evidence and material, you’ll learn that the defining issues facing humankind today (e.g. disease, climate change, diet, conflict and warfare, colonisation and migration, belief systems, imperialism, the power of the written and spoken word and its capacity for good or ill) are not new, but have a legacy stretching back over millennia.

For our new postgraduate students, whether joining us for Masters programmes or for PhDs, you will be able to build on your existing knowledge and skills and focus on more specialist areas of your chosen subject.

Make sure that you take advantage of the programme of events organised for you in Welcome Week, including your introductory meeting with your individual academic advisor.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries. Our School Student Support Centre, based at 11 Abercromby Square is open from 9am - 5pm, Monday – Friday, or you can email us at

Good luck with your studies – we look forward to working with you!

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The University of Liverpool Confucius Institute

Based at the University of Liverpool, the institute is a focal point for all China-related activity in Merseyside, working closely with schools and colleges, local businesses, community groups and individuals to promote Chinese language and culture. Visit the University of Liverpool Confucius Institute website.

Confucius Institute Welcome Week Events

The Confucius Institute is hosting a wide-range of Welcome Week events, open to all students:

Tuesday 19 September

Meet the teams fair
University Square

Tai Chi 
LCI Space (126 Mount Pleasant)

Wednesday 20 September

Mandarin Language and Calligraphy Taster
11am-12pm Mandarin taster
1-3pm Calligraphy taster
LCI Space (126 Mount Pleasant)

Thursday 21 September

Chinese crafts
11am-12pm Paper cutting
1pm-3pm Wood printing

LCI Space (126 Mount Pleasant)

Friday 22 September

Calligraphy, paper cutting, wood printing and music
The Guild 

Tai Chi 
LCI Space (126 Mount Pleasant)

Chinese music at the societies fair
The Guild


Open Languages at The University of Liverpool

Our Open Languages programme follows a blended learning approach, with weekly on-campus teaching, supported by additional learning materials in CANVAS, our virtual learning environment. Using CANVAS as a key part of our programme allows us to be flexible and makes use of the latest technology-enhanced learning styles.

Open Languages extracurricular modules are not credit-bearing, but do include regular (optional) assessment and feedback opportunities to allow students and tutors to measure and discuss progress. There are usually 11 weeks of teaching followed by the optional final assessment in the 12th week. The fee for the assessment is incorporated in the cost of the course which is the same whether you choose to take the assessment or not. Students who attend 70+% of the classes will receive a Certificate of Engagement. Additionally, current UoL undergraduates can request to have their Open Languages course recorded in their HEAR if they also sit the optional assessment, please email to enquire at the end of your course.