Institute of Archaeology


University Archaeology Day 2024

13 July 2024, 11:00 am–4:00 pm

Undergraduate Admissions (University Archaeology Day 2017)

The University Archaeology Day 2024 will take place at the British Museum on 13 July.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Charlotte Frearson

An archaeology degree can open doors to all kinds of careers, and at the University Archaeology Day 2024 you can find out everything you need to know about studying this exciting subject.

UCL archaeologists worked with experts from 24 other universities to create the UK's first University Archaeology Day in 2017, aimed at inspiring a much needed next generation of archaeologists. The event now takes place annually with this year's University Archaeology Day being held at the British Museum on 13 July

Join the University Archaeology Day 2024 for a day of lectures, seminars, careers talks, meet and greets and more! This free 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.

You will meet lecturers and current students from archaeology departments across the UK, as well as representatives from professional bodies and employers, participate in themed online sessions covering excavation and key debates in 21st century archaeology, and get a chance to explore first hand what it’s like to study archaeology at university and the career opportunities available afterwards. 

Archaeology is a very broad subject that combines arts, humanities and sciences and is great for developing a mixture of academic and practical skills. Join the University Archaeology Day 2024 to find out what an archaeology degree can do for you!

#UAD24 #thinkdifferentlythinkarchaeology

Preliminary Programme

Preliminary panel session timetable (subject to alteration):

Session 1: 11.00-12.00

In the field! Excavation and fieldwork

Session 2: 12.00-13.00

Beyond the field – specialist analysis and interpretation, in the lab with bones, plant remains, objects and everything else!

Session 3: 13.00-14.00

Careers Workshop

What can you do with an archaeology degree?

Session 4: 14.00-15.00

What use is Archaeology anyway? Archaeology and global 21st century challenges

Session 5: 15.00-16.00

Who does the past belong to? Archaeology and Heritage

If you can’t make it London in person then participate in the panel sessions online by registering in advance via Zoom. (Note, there is no need to book a ticket via ticketsource to attend online, just pre-register directly with zoom). 

Further details

Follow UAD24

Follow the hashtag #UAD24 to get all the up to date information on attendees and activities and how to secure your place, via:

  • @university_archaeology_day on Instagram
  • @UniArchaeology on Twitter/X
  • @University Archaeology Day on Facebook