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Welcome to the School of History, Classics and Archaeology Representation page.

Here you will find useful information about your School’s student representation system.

First of all, let us introduce you to your School Representatives. Each School has two School Reps whose role is to listen to you and bring any issues you raise to the relevant staff and committee meetings, such as the Student-Staff Liaison Committee or your School Council. In HCA, the Undergraduate School Representative is Lauren Porter and the Postgraduate School Representative is Brendan Tam. Feel free to get in touch with them if you feel that you have something important to say to the School! Your School also contains Class Representatives who work very closely with the School Representatives, EUSA and the staff to ensure you make the most out of your courses. Potential areas Class Reps may engage with are issues with feedback, course content, and suitability of assessment.


There is also a Peer Support scheme running in the school where new students can get support from each other and higher year students. Find out more here:


In addition to Peer Support opportunities, you can make use of School-specific societies. Whether you are looking for support in your studies, meeting like-minded students, networking or keeping up-to-date with your field of study’s latest news, they are the place to be! In the School of History, Classics and Archaeology you can find ArchSoc which is for anyone with an interest in Archaeology. They run pub nights, visits to local archaeological sites, and guest lectures. The Classics Society runs film nights, pub quizzes and even has an annual trip abroad in February to a place of classical interest. The History Society is one of the largest societies at Edinburgh - it runs historical trips and academic lectures alongside a whole host of socials. All three academic societies get like-minded people together and foster communities based on shared interests. Also on offer is Retrospect, the journal of the School of HCA. It is published once a semester and students are able to get involved in writing, editing or designing for the publication.



The School of History, Classics and Archaeology organises a busy and varied programme of seminars, workshops and stand-alone events across the academic year, covering all its subject areas:

Forthcoming School events


Each of the School’s societies organises a fantastic range of social and academic events:

Forthcoming Society events


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Undergraduate School Representative