The supervision system is one of the most distinctive things about studying at Cambridge. Every week you meet with an academic and one or two other students for a “supervision”. This offers you the opportunity to study a particular issue in depth and to work out what you think about a particular aspect of the ancient world.

Often you write an essay in preparation and your supervisor will provide feedback and help you develop your ideas further in discussion with the other students. The supervision system makes sure that you get the individual attention you need both to flourish academically and to work out what really interests you. In the small group context of a supervision you can expect not only to learn more about the ancient world but also about how to think critically and how to analyse texts and artefacts.