Past and present students share what it's really like studying in the Department of Classics and Archaeology.
Ciara Murphy, second-year Classical Civilisation
I took a gap year after college, because I had applied to do business. Then I realised actually, ‘I can’t see myself doing a three- or four-year degree in that. I want to do something that I’m going to be really passionate about’.
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Hannah Parker, second-year Classical Civilisation
If I’m reading about art, it just makes me happy. It’s like a puzzle clicking into place, I just love it. Why wouldn’t I want to do my career in something that I love and am good at?
Emily LeHegarat, first-year Archaeology
I thought archaeology is really interesting, as you get to see how history is made and the science is accessible, and I could learn how to do it. It was hands-on, but also humanities, which I like.
Jennifer Hatton – Senior Visitor Experience Manager at the Natural History Museum
BSc Archaeology graduate, 2016
Because archaeology is a small course you really got to know the staff. They were the most amazing group of academics and were so supportive.
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David Hanks – Collections Manager for English Heritage
BA Archaeology graduate, 2015
One of my favourite modules was 'Introduction to Roman Archaeology’. It was one of the first modules I started and it really reaffirmed that this subject was the right step for me.
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Miriam Zendle – Digital Content Manager, Writer, Editor and Yoga Teacher
BA Classical Civilisation graduate, 2007
I took advice from relevant people, who said "do work experience around the things you want to do and do a degree in what you love". So I chose Classical Civilisation and I did loads and loads of work experience on the side.
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