Who can help me?
Your administrator and first port of call is Alex Balciunas, the MA, Finance and Events Administrator. Alex is based in Room G05, ground floor, Gordon House. which is where the staff pigeon-holes are also located. The Departmental Office is open from 10am - 1pm and from 2 - 5pm on Mondays to Fridays. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic these office hours will be available for virtual meetings only.
- What are my MA programme structure and progression rules?
Please consult our Degree Structures page for the Scheme of Awards and read the programme rules for your own degree very carefully.
This will also inform you about progression rules (moving from one year to the next of your degree programme), the modules which are compulsory in different years, and the rules on calculating award classifications.
- Which modules can I take?
The Postgraduate page lists all available Greek and Latin modules.
- I am taking modules at another institution. What do I enter in Portico?
Here below is a list of codes have been used overt he past three years. If your intended module is not listed do not worry, it just means that UCL will need to set up such a code and you should use the relevant Intercollegiate Placeholder code in the meantime (see the very bootom of this section).
Intercollegiate Codes Map
Institution Module Code UCL version of Module Name UCL Module Code SSHC266S7 Birkbeck College: Intermediate Latin XBKB0012 SSHC349H7 Birkbeck College: Intermediate Latin II XBKB0012 7AACK845 King's College: Alexander's Afterlife XKCL0055 7AACK165 King's College: Alexandria and the Poetry of Callimachus XKCL0032 7AACM481 King's College: Archaic and Classical Painting XKCL0053 7AACM005 King's College: Beginners' Ancient Greek for Research XKCL0020 7AACM561 King's College: Christian Persecution Code pending 7AACM214 King's College: C.P. Cavafy: The Making of a Modernist XKCL0035 7AACM293 King's College: Early Modern Latin Poetry 1 XKCL0042 7AACM865 King's College: Exhibiting Classical Antiquities XKCL0057 7AACM421 King's College: Greek Religion: Culture and Cognition XKCL0047 7AACM842 King's College: Hellenistic and Roman Painting XKCL0054 7AACM100 King's College: Homer XKCL0024 7AACM212 King's College: Homeric presences in Greek poetry and shorter prose since 1890 Code pending 7AACM735 King's College: Introduction to Greek Epigraphy XKCL0051 7AACM650 King's College: Late Antique Magic XKCL0050 7AACM215 King's College: Latin Literary Letters Code pending 7AACM217 King's College: Latin Lyric 1: Catullus Code pending 7AACM218 King's College: Latin Lyric Poetry 2: Horace XKCL0036 7AACM701 King's College: One God, One Sea: Byzantium and Islam, 600-800 XKCL0021 7AACK850 King's College: Persepolis XKCL0056 7AACM560 King's College: Pompeii and Herculaneum: History, Society and Afterlife XKCL0048 7AACM900 King's College: Roman Britain XKCL0169 7AACM210 King's College: Roman Comedy XKCL0033 7AACK585 King's College: Roman Egypt XKCL0049 10CLG819 King's College: Roman Mosaics: Making and Meaning Code pending 7AACM805 King's College: Sacred Tales and Pilgrimage in the Graeco-Roman World XKCL0052 7AACM322 King's College: Science and Empire Code pending 7AACM280 King's College: Tacitus and Nero XKCL0040 7AACM211 King's College: The Reception of Roman Comedy XKCL0034 CL5120 RHUL: Advanced Latin A XRHL0003 CL5121 RHUL: Advanced Latin B XRHL0004 CL5306 RHUL: An Economic and Social History of Roman Italy XRHL0006 CL5550 RHUL: Archaeology of the Roman Near East XRHL0008 CL5305 RHUL: Greek Law and Lawcourts XRHL0005 CL5816 RHUL: Homer - Odyssey XRHL0013 CL5031 RHUL: The Ancient Novel XRHL0001 ICS02 School of Advanced Study: Digital Classics: Linking Written and Material Culture XSAS0002
Intercollegiate Placeholder Codes
If you are taking a module at another institution but UCL haven't yet created a code as per the list above you can use the following codes while the specific module code is being created. As you cannot enter the same code twice on Portico, if, for example, you are taking two 20 credit modules at another institution you should enter the 40 credit placeholder code.
UCL Placeholder Code Description XCOL0003 20 credit placeholder XCOL0005 40 credit placeholder XCOL0010 60 credit placeholder XCOL0007 80 credit placeholder
- What will my timetable be?
Please consult the UCL on-line timetable. The custom timetable is very useful in seeing clearly the terms and class times for particular modules. If you use your personal timetable function, this updates overnight so you won't be able to see your personal timetable on the same day you submit your module selection.
It is useful to consult the UCL Registry academic calendar which numbers all weeks throughout the year, as these week numbers will appear on the UCL Online Timetable.
However, more informally, academic staff are likely to refer to teaching weeks 1-10 in both terms.
- Where do I find out more detailed information on what I need to study for my modules?
Moodle is the e-learning environment used by UCL for lecturers to make information and lecture resources available to students. All modules have their own Moodle pages. This is also where you will submit coursework via Turnitin. Once your modules are confirmed on Portico, you will be automatically enrolled on the Moodle pages for those modules. If for some reason you are not enrolled on the Moodle pages for any of your confirmed modules, you will need to self-register as a student, using your UCL email address, on the relevant Moodle webpage. You will not be able to submit coursework via Turnitin if you do not do this. Please consult the Student Moodle guide. If you have any problems with Moodle, please email Alex Balciunas.
- Does the Department offer additional classes?
Yes, we offer a range of one-off study skills sessions and strongly encourage students to attend. We will email you to notify you about dates, times and content of sessions. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic these office hours will be available for virtual meetings only.
- What about Careers?
The Department takes careers guidance very seriously and encourages students to take advantage of advice from the UCL Careers Service and opportunities for work experience and internship. Dr Antony Makrinos is the Department's Careers Liaison Officer and Robert Donovan is our contact within the UCL Careers Service. The Department has a Careers dedicated webpage and holds a range of one-off Careers sessions in terms 1 and 2, including a Careers Forum in November, which involves Departmental alumni talking about their careers. The series Alumnus/Alumna of the Month also provides an insight into the different career paths you might choose when your studies end.
- What facilities does the department have?
The Department of Greek and Latin has an Undergraduate and a Postgraduate Common Room. The Postgraduate Common Room is Room G02 on the ground floor of Gordon House. This is where your pigeon-holes are located - please check them regularly for correspondence. There are computers you can use at the back of the room. Please inform Alex if any of the computers (or indeed anything else) is not working and he will arrange for them to be repaired.
Print/Copy Facilities in Gordon House
Printing facilities are offered in the UG Common Room in Gordon House. There is also printing available in the UCL Library and in UCL cluster rooms, of which there are many. The next closest printer to the UG Common Room is in the Institute of Archaeology next door (31-34 Gordon Square).
As UCL uses a particular printing system (print@UCL) you can print from any computer on-campus and collect your print from any print@UCL-enabled machine.
Drinking Water in Gordon House
Unfortunately the kitchen is too small to allow postgraduate students to use it. However, there are many cafes and eating places at UCL and in the UCL Union.
Students are, of course, welcome to use the Bili tap in the kitchen in order to obtain drinking water. There is a sign on the cupboard above the tap to remind you which of the tap side is hot and which side is cold.
Due to Covid-19 the kitchen is only for use for obtaining drinking water; the fridge and microwave have been decommisioned.