Foundation in Humanities

During Induction week, make sure you follow your course induction schedule below, this must take priority over any other events. Most of these induction events will be on campus but there may be additional online events that you will need to attend or watch.

Next steps

Induction schedule

Please read the live version of your schedule below and make sure to check back here for any updates.

Saturday 17 September

Time Event details Location
On Demand

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Induction Handbook 2022-23

Everything you need to know for you Induction Week and beyond in one place


Tuesday 20 September

Time Event details Location
2:00pm - 3:00pm


Welcome and Induction with Student Support Coordinator, Poppy Hoole.

G.216a, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Wednesday 21 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 11:00am

Foundation in Humanities Subject Meeting

Compulsory meeting with information about your course, modules, etc. with Subject Coordinator, Dr Ian Holgate.

G.116, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Thursday 22 September

Time Event details Location
11:30am - 3:00pm

Meet Your Academic Adviser (AA)

Meet your Academic Adviser for a quick chat. Specific times will be allocated during Tuesday’s Induction session.

G.303, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Module Registration Helpdesk

Drop in if you need help registering your optional modules for Semester 2.

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Friday 23 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 5:00pm

General Drop in Help Desk

Speak to one of the Student Support Coordinators about any issues or questions you may still have now that Induction Week is ending.

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Key contacts

Job title Name Contact details

Student Support Coordinator 

Poppy Hoole

Subject Coordinator

Dr Ian Holgate

Programme Lead 

Dr Ian Holgate

Programme Administrator

Debra Bates

Academic Liaison Librarian 

Ashley Cushman

Reading lists

This is an indicative reading list of the core books used for your course's compulsory modules. There is no expectation for you to purchase any of the books, they are all available in the university library.

Once you have chosen your optional modules, you will be able to contact the module leaders to request their reading lists.


Foundation in Humanities

Semester 1 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

HUMS3001 Reflective Learner

Williams, K., Woolliams, M. and Spiro, J., Reflective Writing. Bloomsbury, 2020

HUMS3004 Being Human

podcasts made by the Centre for the History of the Emotions

HUMS3006 Cultural Moments

Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre