Meet our Students

SEAHA has structures in place to manage the delivery of training, as well as to manage the overall project. If you have any questions about a particular aspect of the project, either as a student or as a potential supervisor or a partner, please write to us.

SEAHA Supervisors

Across UCL, University of Oxford and University of Brighton, our heritage, industrial and research partners,  there is a wide range of expertise available in the remit of SEAHA. The list below provides some initial information for those looking for particular supervision expertise in SEAHA. For potential candidates, heritage and industrial partners with a project idea, this list would be a good place to start proposal discussions.

SEAHA Management Team

The SEAHA Management Team oversees the implementation of day-to-day training and other activities. They also assess requests for large expenses associated with training, e.g. budgets for student placements, and travel requests for conferences.

SEAHA Steering Committee

This Committee consists of the Management Team and representatives of Project Partners and is chaired by Barney Sloane,  Historic England. From the student’s point of view, their role is important as they:

  1. Advise on and approve research projects with tripartite supervision
  2. Approve the academic calendar and the SEAHA Handbook
  3. Follow the academic progression of students
  4. Advise on and approve individual student training programmes,particularly combinations of MRes modules in order to ensure suitable cross-disciplinary learning.

Particularly in this respect, the Committee works closely with supervisors.

SEAHA Advisory Board

This body strengthens the impact and outreach of SEAHA by advising on wider sector needs ranging from policy to industry and the media and is chaired by Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief, Nature. The Advisory Board meets annually.

SEAHA Administrative Staff

Day-to-day executive management of the CDT is carried out by three key members of staff. The SEAHA Manager, based at UCL, the SEAHA Oxford Administrator and the SEAHA Brighton Administrator.

Together, the administrative team undertake all process, finance, recruitment and communication related activities for the centre. They also assist in the planning and delivery of cohort activities and SEAHA events.


A member of the Management Team assumes the role of SEAHA Tutor, to provide:

  • Pastoral care
  • Knowledge of and access to the appropriate professional services within institutions
  • Advice, or direction of the student to the relevant university services
  • A focus point for student feedback and reporting to the SEAHA Steering Committee

It is important to note that the universities where the students are enrolled offer further student support.

SEAHA Student Board

This body consists of five elected student representatives (one per cohort if possible), and:

  • Promotes student participation in management activities
  • Advises the Steering Committee of any issues relevant to training, research or general student experience
  • Manages responsibilities for all student-led events, such as Conferences, public engagement events, Career Fairs and the Heritage Science Research Network

Students are strongly encouraged to engage with the Student Board – this will develop leadership and management skills and give students a genuine opportunity to shape the project. The SEAHA Student Board will be elected during the First Residential Event and its mandate will be one year.

SEAHA Alumni Club

The Alumni Club will gain momentum with time and will have a particular role in the organisation of the SEAHA Careers Event, and will have the opportunity to continue to develop the Heritage Science Research Network.

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