Institute of Archaeology


4 Key dates

Key dates - published for 2023-24

4.1 Term dates, exam/assessment period, core activities  

4.1.1 UCL Term Dates: 2023-24

First Term Monday 25 September 2023 to Friday 15 December 2024 
Second Term Monday 8 January 2024  to Friday 22 March 2024
Third Term Monday 22 April  2024  to Friday 7 June 2024

For those departments that operate them, Reading Weeks are the weeks beginning Monday 06 November 2023 and Monday 12 February 2024. 

UCL ClosureDates
Christmas College ClosureClose 5.30pm Friday 22 December 2023
 Open 9.00am Tuesday 02 January 2024
Easter College ClosureClose 5.30pm Wednesday 27 March 2024
 Open 9.00am Thursday 4 April 2024
Bank HolidaysClosed - Monday 06 May 2024
 Closed - Monday 27 May 2024
 Closed - Monday 26 August 2024

Further information: 

  • Term Dates 2023-24
  • Masters students are normally expected to be in attendance for the full 12 months of their enrolment.

4.1.2 UCL Examination Periods 2023-24  

The examination period has not yet been confirmed. Information will be made available on the Exams and Assessments Students’ pages

4.2 Department- and faculty-level events and key dates 

UCL Institute of Archaeology 

The Institute of Archaeology hosts regular talks, seminars and conferences promoting cutting-edge research, teaching and public policy debate on archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies. Visit our News and Events page to keep up to date with all the latest events taking place at the IoA. UCL is committed to creating an environment that enables anyone to participate fully in university life. Please let us know if you have any access requirements to enable you to join events at the Institute of Archaeology.

IAS Events

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) harnesses UCL’s extensive expertise across the humanities and social sciences to investigate received wisdom and to address the most urgent ethical and intellectual challenges of today. It is a research-based community, comprising colleagues and doctoral students from across UCL, as well as visiting fellows and research collaborators from the UK and around the world. Based in the Wilkins Building, the IAS runs a vast and varied range of conferences, talks and seminars throughout the year. Visit the Institute’s website to discover more about upcoming events.

Events led by other departments, research groups and centres

You can find additional details about events going on across the Faculties of Arts and Humanities and Social and Historical Sciences by referring to the events feed on each of the Faculties’ websites:

4.3 How UCL and the department will communicate with students 

UCL will communicate with students via: 

  • UCL student email – Students should check their UCL email regularly. 
  • UCL Moodle  – UCL's online learning space, used by module organisers, programme leaders, departments and faculties to provide essential information in addition to learning resources.
  • UCL Teams - a chat-based workspace in Office 365 that staff and students can use to have conversations, host meetings, share files and collaborate on documents.
  • myUCL – A weekly term-time e-newsletter to all students (undergraduate and postgraduate) at UCL, which covers key internal announcements, events and opportunities.
  • UCL Instagram  – UCL’s official Instagram channel, featuring news, events, competitions and images from across the UCL community.
  • @ucl Twitter channel  – Sharing highlights of life at UCL from across UCL’s diverse community.
  • @uclarchaeology Twitter channel – Sharing news about the IoA and details of our events
  • UCL Archaeology YouTube Channel – Collection of videos about the IoA and from some of our events
  • UCL Archaeology Instagram – The IoA's official Instagram channel, featuring news, events, and images from across our community.'

While contacts will vary, UCL’s core working hours are Monday to Friday, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. You should not expect academic and administrative staff to be available, check e-mail, and/or to respond to non-emergency requests outside these hours. For out-of-hours welfare support, please see www.ucl.ac.uk/students/support-and-wellbeing/evening-and-weekend-support.