Newsletter week 22
31 May - 6 June 2012.
- Graduating in September
- Hand in your paper retakes in time
- PhD research day
- Here's a job for you!
- Faculty of Archaeology photo contest
- Internships at Museon
- University Library reconstrution is underway
- Herakles symposium
If you want to graduate in September, please take note of the following deadlines:
The first draft of your thesis should have been handed in to your thesis supervisor by 1 May.
21 May: the first draft of the thesis has been corrected by the thesis supervisor.
When your thesis is finished, send an e-mail to the Administration Office and your thesis supervisor, stating your intentions to hand in the final version of your thesis, and the date when you expect to do so.
Important: in the mail, include the link to the SafeAssign report (enroll in the Blackboard module MA Thesis (SafeAssign) and follow the instructions).
15 June (at the latest): hand in the final version of your thesis. Hand in 2 copies: 1 for your thesis supervisor and 1 for the Administration Office (room 0.21). The Administration Bureau will appoint a 2nd reader, you will be informed.
If you hand in your thesis in July or August without permission from the Examination Committee, the Faculty cannot guarantee the end of your studies per 31 August 2011, and you need to enroll for the academic year 2012-2013 via Studielink. Please note: you can enroll for next year until 31 August.
After the Examination Committee has approved your thesis, you will receive instructions on how to upload your thesis in the "Scriptierepositorium" before a specific date. After your thesis has been uploaded, your thesis grade will be entered in uSis, and you are ready to graduate.
If you want to participate in the September ceremony, please notify the Administration Office before 1 July.
The Master graduation ceremony will be held on 7 September 2012.
In order to conclude the academic year properly, it is necessary to hand in your paper retakes before 15 June.
If you do not hand in your paper retakes by that date, it will not be possible to graduate, and you may have to take the course again next year.
If your tutor has set a deadline before 15 June, you should obviously observe that date.
On 1 June, the Graduate School is organising a PhD research day, where PhD-candidates will be giving short presentations about their research.
The goal is to learn about each other's research, and to provide students with an opportunity to give and receive feedback on their research.
Speakers will introduce their research topics in a 15 minute PowerPoint presentation, after which 5 minutes are scheduled for questions or a short discussion.
See the programme for the speakers and a time schedule, the research day will take place in Lipsius/228.
The Faculty of Archaeology is looking for a student assistant (1 day per week), to support the Head of the Education Office.
The main tasks for the new assistant will be the cohort registration with the help of uSis, and supporting the selection procedure for prospective MSc and RMA students. Also, there will be various additional tasks concerning the Education Office.
If you are interested in earning some extra cash, send your application letter + cv by e-mail to Audrey Aijpassa before 15 June.
Many students and staff members make lots of pretty pictures during their field work, but most of these are never presented to the larger public. Which is a shame, since many of these photos can be used in brochures or on the web to demonstrate the many aspects of a study in Archaeology at Leiden University.
As part of the faculty's 50th anniversary celebrations, the Faculty of Archaeology is organising a photo contest, in which your contributions are more than welcome. A jury will be evaluating the contributions, and award the best/most beautiful/funniest/most orginal pictures with a prize.
You can submit photos in 5 categories:
- On the job
- Favorite find
- Archaeological landscape
- Geological features
- Your archaeology (public's favorite)
See the faculty's anniversary webpage (in Dutch) for all the terms and conditions. Pictures can be submitted to the assessor until 1 September 2012.
Museon is looking for 2 trainees. See the job description (in Dutch) and apply!
The interior reconstruction of the University Library has started on 21 May, and will include the reading rooms on the 1st floor. Until 15 June, various parts of the library's collections will be relocated, among which the Archaeology collection.
The collections will be temporarily relocated to the "Noordhal" (northern hall). All magazines will be moved there as well, organised by department, in alphabetical order. A room on the 2nd floor, above the Huygens information centre, will be used as a temporary space for magazines organised per department.
If you want to keep track of how the reconstruction progresses, take a look at the University Library reconstruction blog (in Dutch).
On 11 June 2012, the Museum of Antiquities is organising the symposium Herakles. Niets menselijks is hem vreemd (to be held in Dutch).
The symposium will consist of lectures by specialists from various departments, such as art history, music, philosophy and literature. The lectures will give multidisciplinary and sometimes surprising views on the Greek hero Herakles.
The day will be organised in cooperation with Leiden University and theatre company Appel, well-known for their theatre marathons on Greek antiquity.
A visit to the Eilanden van de goden exhibition in the Museum of Antiquities is part of the programme.
The entrance fee for students is only € 5,- You can buy tickets at the entrance of the museum, or online.