Congratulations to the Class of 2015

Once again graduation season is upon us. That special time of the year when the jubilation of success is mixed with the sadness of parting company.

As a department we are phenomenally proud of all of our students, and of all the hard work they have put in to reach graduation day.

We wish them all the best for the future.

If you are one our students moving on today please do stay in touch with the department, our doors are always open to our alumni.

Today also presents the opportunity to make special mention of those exceptional students who have been awarded prizes by the department:

Victoria Worthington (BA Classical and Historical Archaeology, 2015): Emily Willey Prize in Archaeology for the best performance in Archaeology degree results and the Ian Sanders Honours Prize in Classical Archaeology for her distinction and promise in the field of Classical or Mediterranean Archaeology - including her dissertation, on "Working Women in Ancient Athens"

Nick Clarke (BSc Archaeology 2015) and Matthew Lester (BSc Archaeology 2015): Both Nick and Matt have been awarded the Kay Harvey Prize in Archaeological Science for the best performance in the Final Examination in Archaeological Science.

Roger Greef (BA Archaeology, part-time 2015): Robert Kiln Prize for Landscape and Aerial Archaeology for his dissertation on "The Development of Inexpensive Accessible Aerial Photogrammetric Methods".

Students celebrating graduation 2015

Holly Rosevear (BA Archaeology and History, 2017): Jennifer Derwent Prize in Archaeology for the best performance in Archaeology at Level 1 and the Ian Sanders Level 1 Prize in Classical Archaeology for outstanding performance in Classical or Mediterranean archaeology.

In addition, the department has put forward the following students for external prizes. Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology Prize: Alannah Rasen’s dissertation on "Building on the Past: Recycling the Medieval in Tudor England". Prehistoric Society Undergraduate Dissertation Prize: Matthew Lester’s dissertation on "Late Bronze Age Hoards of the English Channel Corridor". John Hurst Award for Best Undergraduate Dissertation in Medieval Archaeology (Society of Medieval Archaeology): Gary Grieve’s dissertation on "Central Planning, Local Adaptation: The Premonstratensian Precinct in Late Medieval Britain"

Well done to all of this year's graduates!