School of History, Philosophy and Culture

  • Foundation in Humanities

    Induction timetable

    Here is a list of the main events involving Foundation in Humanities students in Induction Week (16–20 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY. Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information.

    Don't forget to enrol online before you arrive so you can collect your student card. When you collect your card you will need to have appropriate photo Identification.

    Event Time Location

    Tuesday 17 September

    Induction 14:00-15:00 G536, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus
    Student Card Collection 15:00 Student Central, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Visa enrolment - for students who require a study visa 15:00 Library Training Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Wednesday 18 September

    Subject Meeting 14:00-15:00 G538, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

    Module Registration Help desk 

    (timetable and programme queries) 

    Drop-in from 15:00 to 17:00 JHB403, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus 
    Freshers' Sports Fair 10:00 to 16:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus

    Thursday 19 September

    Meet Your Academic Advisor Slots between
    11:30 to 13:30
    G303, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for students who still need to register modules) 

    Drop-in from
    12:00 to 17:00
    JHB404, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Friday 20 September

    Freshers' Fair 10:00 to 16:00
    John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Module Registration Help desk 

    (only for those students who missed the Thursday deadline) 

    Drop-in from
    10:00 to 17:00
    JHB403, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    For timetable and programme queries.

    All Days

    Various Workshops and Events See Workshops and Events page for details.

    Key contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:

    Contact Contact details
    Head of Department Professor Joanne Begiato
    Programme Lead Dr Ian Holgate
    Subject Coordinator Dr Ian Holgate
    Student Support Coordinator Miss Kirsty Holliday
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Jo Akers
    Programme Administrator Ms Debra Bates +44 (0)1865 483748

    Recommended Reading

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the Foundation in Humanities modules. Please note that you are not required to get these books in advance. They are shown for those students who want to make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module Book details
    The Reflective Learner Bassot, B. (2016). The Reflective Journal. 2nd ed. New York: Palgrave 
    Bailey, S.(2018) Academic writing, Abingdon: Routledge
    Language, Vision and Representation Kidd, J. (2016). Representation. Abingdon: Routledge
    Being Human: Love, Sex and Death Broomhall, S. (ed.) (2017). Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction. Abingdon: Routledge
    Cultural Moments Bond, E. (1965). Saved. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for Foundation in Humanities. You should meet your Academic Advisor in G303 on Thursday Week 0 between 11.30m and 13.30pm. If there is any change to this, it will be shown in the Alternative Arrangement column.

    Name Room Phone Alternative arrangement
    Dr Ian Holgate T323
    48 4965