Long days at the IoA? Looking for a quick pick-me-up?
SAMS is proud to begin providing Master's students with free snacks and drinks, available in the "SAMS" basket in the Master's Room on the ground floor. Stop in with your own cup or thermos and help yourself to some tea or coffee to keep you going. There is also a jar for donations if you want to help support SAMS' efforts. Good luck out there and happy studying!
Additionally, SAMS will now also be providing washing up liquid to go along with our new scrub brush in the Common Room in the basement of the IoA. Students can now wash up their lunch wares or reuse clean utensils and mugs!
If you have any other suggestions or comments for SAMS, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This Friday, February 12th, will be SAMS first movie night of the school year!
Come watch Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark with your SAMS executive committee!! Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as snacks, will be for sale but the event is otherwise free. Come for the snarky commentary, leave with a greater appreciation for the perils of our discipline.
See the Facebook event here.
On this coming Wednesday, February 10th, celebrate Valentine's Day early with sweet treats from SAMS!
We will be stationed outside the IoA selling:
- cookies, cakes, and more!
- vegan and gluten free options
- coffee and tea
Come support your friendly neighborhood IoA representatives by chowing down ♥
See our Facebook event here.
Friday December 18th at 8:00pm at Mully's Bar the Society of Archaeological Master's students is having our end of term holiday party! Of course, in the very festive spirit it's going to be all about the ugly sweaters (or jumpers, if you prefer!) Bring along friends from IoA and all over the UCL to toast to a new year and the end of term!
- 3 for 2 drink deals
-prizes for the best/ugliest sweater!
Make sure you mark that you're attending on facebook and feel free to ask us any questions if you have them!
This Monday 7th Dec, SAMS has arranged a Lecture on Ritual Violence hosted by Tomasz Wiśniewski. You are more than welcome to come and invite others. Light refreshments will be provided.
See the poster below for more information. Hope to see you there!
The first week of classes is over and we hope you are all holding up well now that the second week of classes has started! Last Friday we had the first SAMS pub-night of the year which was a great success and we had lots of fun! Thanks to all who came and we hope to be able to organise more events in the near future.
Last Thursday we had the first SAMS meeting at which some of you expressed their interest in joining the executive committee. SAMS is still looking for more masters students who want to be part of the executive committee for this academic year. Any masters student at the IoA can apply to be part of the executive (that includes conservation, cultural heritage and museum studies students among others not just archaeology masters). Being part of the committee gives you the opportunity to be directly involved in the masters experience outside of the lectures and get to know the Institute of Archaeology better by working directly with the staff and lecturers. It also looks good as an extracurricular activity on your CV!
If you are interested in filling any position, you can fill in and send the attached nomination form to the SAMS email address (email@example.com) saying which position you would like to hold and why. For more details on the role of each executive you can take a look at the SAMS constitution on the SAMS website. Below is a list of all available executive positions:
At the end of the meeting the new SAMS executive council for this year will be selected. If more persons than required apply for the same position, or there is any opposition, we will hold a vote for that position. All SAMS members, that is all IoA masters students (i.e. you!), can vote even if not on the executive committee. Any masters students present at the meeting, even if they haven't sent a nomination form, will be given the opportunity to run for an executive position.
Also, do not forget to sign up for our social media. A new Facebook group has been created for this years masters students so make sure to join it and keep an eye on the existing facebook group as well, since there you can network with ex-master students alumni who will be more than willing to help you with any queries you might have about your studies.
Hope to see you on Wednesday,
SAMS (Society for Archaeological Master Students) would like to welcome all the new Institute of Archaeology (IoA) masters students! Hope you have now started getting your bearings around UCL and the IoA and maybe started forming new friendships. As an outgoing IoA masters students, we assure you that you have a really exciting and fulfilling year ahead of you, both academically and socially.
SAMS is a great way of getting involved with the Institute of Archaeology, meet fellow master students on different degrees and have some input into the social and academic events for this year. Last year we organised social events, workshops, outings, talks, parties, pub nights, fundraising events, bake sales and the third annual SAMS conference. So many great memories!
We are sure that this year, you will not fall short in perpetuating the SAMS legacy! SAMS are now accepting nominations from masters students who wish to be part of this years executive committee. We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic people who want to be involved in setting up and organising events for your year. Any masters student at the IoA can apply to be part of the executive (that includes conservation and museum studies students among others not just archaeology masters). So if you are interested in filling any position, you can fill in and send the attached nomination form to the SAMS email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) saying which position you would like to hold and why. For more details on the role of each executive you can take a look at the SAMS constitution on the SAMS website. Below is a list of all available executive positions:
A first informal meeting will be held this Thursday 08/10/2015 at 4pm in room 410 (4th floor) at the IoA. Some members from last years SAMS committee will be present at the meeting. You can ask any questions you might have about the workings of the executive positions and SAMS in general. It is all very informal so don't shy out! At the end of the meeting, even if you still haven't sent a nomination form, you will be able to choose the executive position you want to hold. If more persons than required apply for the same position, or there is any opposition, we will hold a vote for that position. All SAMS members, that is all IoA masters students (i.e. you!), can vote even if not on the executive committee.
So if you are interested in getting involved or even just in seeing what it is all about, please come along to the first meeting this Thursday. If you are interested but cannot make this slot feel free to send SAMS an email (email@example.com) and if there are still openings a second election will be held next week.
Also, do not forget to sign up for our social media. A new Facebook group has been created for this years masters students so make sure to join it and keep an eye on the existing facebook group as well, since there you can meet the ex-master students who will be more than willing to help you with any queries you might have. Also, keep your eyes open for this years first SAMS pub night at the end of this week, where you can start to get to know each other over a good London pint! More details will follow on the Facebook groups https://www.facebook.com/groups/152211288459938/ so be sure to join!
Hope to see you on Thursday!
Ladies and Gentlemen of the 2014 - 2015 UCL IoA Masters cohort:
The final stretch is upon us and for most of us we will soon be submitting our dissertations and closing this chapter of our academic lives. So why not take an evening to celebrate our own achievements together?
SAMS will be hosting it's final event of the 2014 - 2015 academic year at the Huntley Friday, August 14th, at 7 PM. We'll be buying everyone a round of drinks (while funds last) so come out and have a good time before those final dissertation crunches get to you!
As always join the Facebook event for last minute updates!
The first t-shirt ever for UCL archaeology masters students is here! You now have the chance to be one of the first persons to don this historic garment! It will be a wonderful souvenir to add to all the experiences and memories you made during this year as IoA masters students and members of SAMS. So get your t-shirt now to ensure you will not miss this one time opportunity! We will have T-Shirts available for sale tomorrow (Wednesday, July 22nd) and Friday (July 24th) between 11 AM and 3 PM in the IoA Basement Common Room. The t-shirt is 100% ultra-soft ring-spun cotton and a variety of sizes are available. T-Shirts are priced at 12 pounds each. SAMS ordered only a limited number of t-shirts so buy yours while stocks last!
Since last time, after the conference we didn't need to go to any bar, we are organizing another pub night at the Huntley on Friday the 26th June!
As you must remember, Friday is 3 for 2 in all UCL bars, so leave your laptop (and your dissertation) at home for the last SAMS pub night in June! Join the event on facebook
See you all there!
This is the page to find announcements and read about SAMS's upcoming events :)