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?
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Owen Say, final-year Archaeology and Geography
Balancing sport and my studies can be tricky. One of the biggest helps is my Sports Scholarship which offers not only funding, but also support and mentorship, my mentor has been great in helping me manage to balance everything.
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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.
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Tammy Chan, Archaeology and History of Art student
As Archaeology and history are both concerned with the visual aspect of the subject they're looking at, they complement each other well.
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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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