Meet our staff
Hear from members of the undergraduate staff within the School.
We are delighted that you are considering a degree programme with us and hope to welcome you to the School in the very near future. While you will be supported and taught by many staff members during your studies, here are three key contacts - Ewen, Esther and Anne - to welcome you to our community and share their thoughts on what makes Edinburgh such a great place to study.
Our School is a vibrant academic community. All three disciplines represented are concerned with the study of the human past: historians, classicists and archaeologists have much in common with each other. Together we form a diverse and international community and you will have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. We will encourage you to be adventurous, try out new areas of study and take the chance to explore disciplines and languages you have not studied before. The Scottish degree system allows breadth of study over four years and Edinburgh has a greater range of choice than most institutions – take advantage of that – your wider student life should be enriched by your experience.
Our priority is to ensure the high quality delivery of our undergraduate degrees in order to guarantee you an excellent education, whilst also preparing you for life after graduation. Academic rigour coupled with employability is at the heart of our degrees. Our hands-on innovative approach will equip you with the skills, insights and perspectives necessary to enhance your career prospects. By choosing to study with us you’ll be investing in an education that offers the very best in teaching and research, and one that will help you build a successful future. On the social side we recognise that the friends you meet, places you discover and the lasting memories you create will contribute as much to your university life as your formal learning. Our undergraduate population is large and diverse with plenty of opportunities to meet other students, but the School still retains a real sense of kinship enjoyed by students and staff alike.
The student experience is about much more than just academic development. By the end of your degree you will have developed a wide range of intellectual and social skills, grown in confidence and learnt more about yourself and the wider world. Whilst everyone will have their own unique experience of university, our aim is to understand your needs and give you a voice throughout your studies. In doing so we hope to make your time at Edinburgh a distinct and memorable part of your life.