Newsletter week 25
21 June - 27 June 2012.
- The summer holidays are coming up
- Important dates for graduation
- News from the Examination Committee
- Important information regarding (re)enrolment
- No more extra retakes
- Faculty of Archaeology photo contest
- Is your thesis worth € 1,500,- and a trip to Rio de Janeiro?
- The Canon Foundation is taking you to Japan
Het secretariat (room 0.21) will be closed from 11 July till 7 August. Between 11-23 July you can go to room 0.23 for urgent matters, after that the Education Bureau will be closed until 7 August.
Audrey Aijpassa (MA study advisor) will be out of the office from 16 July till 10 August.
The last newsletter before the summer holidays will be published on Thursday 12 July, the next one will be issued on 16 August.
If you are graduating, please notify the Administration Office before 1 July. Also state if you want to participate in the graduation ceremony.
The Master graduation ceremony will be held on 7 September 2012.
The Examination Committee will be on summer leave from Thursday 5 July until Wednesday 8 August. If you need to submit a request regarding matters that will affect graduation per the end of this academic year, you need to do so before 25 June. After that date requests for this academic year will no longer be dealt with.
Requests regarding the new academic year can be submitted in August. Please note: the response period of 6 weeks will start on 8 August.
More information about the Examination Committee, their work and how to submit a request, is on the Examination Committee website.
As of the academic year 2012-2013 it will no longer be possible to enrol retroactively in a programme. This means 31 August 2012 is the deadline for enrolling or re-enrolling in a bachelor’s or master’s programme via Studielink. This is a strict deadline: enrolment via Studielink will close on 1 September and you will no longer be able to enrol in a programme.
See the Students website for all the essential information about enrolling correctly for the next academic year.
Consequences for you:
• You must have completed the last part of your bachelor’s degree programme by 31 August at the latest.
• If you are unsure whether you will be awarded your bachelor’s degree, please enrol for both the bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes before 1 September.
• From now on you can only enrol per 1 September or 1 February, and not in the months in between.
• If you are unsure about admission to the master’s programme, it is recommended that you enrol in two programmes.
As of September 2012, you will no longer be allowed to do extra retakes to obtain a higher mark. You can only do retakes if the first exam resulted in a fail.
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.
ICOM Nederland is awarding innovative studies in the field of international developments in museum practice with a fair amount of money. If you just wrote that very special master thesis, you can submit it until 1 September 2012.
The winner will receive € 1,500,- and will be invited to present his/her research during the international ICOM conference, to be held from 10-17 August 2013 in Rio de Janeiro.
See all the terms and conditions and submission procedure (in Dutch).
Canon is not only the manufacturer of fancy cameras, but is also handing out research fellowships to highly qualified researchers holding a master's degree or doctorate. The research is to be carried out in Japan.
See the flyer for all the rules and regulations, or go to the Canon Foundation website.