Department of Classics and Archaeology

Work experience and volunteering

Alongside the faculty and university wide schemes offering work experience and volunteering, the department has several specialised opportunities for you to get involved with.

This is ideal if you're looking to build some subject-specific skills, or try out working in the museums, heritage or education sectors.

When it comes to applying for jobs in the heritage sector, if you haven’t done other things, you’re not going to stand out. Take those voluntary opportunities, go on the digs, get involved with schools, the museum, the Lakeside Arts centre... You'll stand out and have an amazing time doing it. 
Jennifer Hatton, BSc Archaeology graduate

Department specific opportunities

Museum of Archaeology 

Our Museum of Archaeology has a dedicated student volunteer programme to train and support students wanting careers in museums, heritage or education.

You can get involved in:

  • collection management 
  • researching, cataloguing and conservation of museum objects 
  • outreach and education programmes
  • the museum's travelling exhibition, 'In Search of Margidunum', which brings real Roman artefacts, replicas and dressing-up clothes to local schools. 

Schools and community volunteering

Our projects include school visits, talks, working with museums, open resources, and community archaeology projects. 

Find out more

Archaeology fieldwork

Get hands-on experience in surveying and excavation, study real archaeological evidence, and gain skills in laboratory work.

More on fieldwork


Please be aware that study abroad, compulsory year abroad, optional placements/internships and integrated year in industry opportunities may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities or placement/industry hosts, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the university's control. Every effort will be made to update this information as quickly as possible should a change occur.

Student placement stories

Ciara Murphy standing outside an ancient building with her arms in the air

Ciara Murphy, third-year Classical Civilisation BA – Completed an online placement at a PR agency

Even though my degree involves a lot of research, I thought I only enjoyed researching my chosen topic. Instead, I just really enjoy researching as a whole! It was a huge part of my placement and I never got bored of it.

Read more about Ciara's experience


Department of Classics and Archaeology

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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