The Department of Archaeology went above and beyond to make me feel welcomed and supported
What made you choose the University of Sheffield?
I chose the University of Sheffield because of the staff and the support systems in place. Out of all of the universities I visited and applied to, the Department of Archaeology went above and beyond to make me feel welcomed, supported, and like I could go into my desired field after graduation instead of pointing me in the direction of other unrelated jobs.
I'm studying on the BA Archaeology course. I love this course because it provides me with flexibility in the department. I can take lab-based modules, but I am not limited or restricted to the humanities-based modules.
What opportunities have been offered to you during your time with the Department of Archaeology so far?
I've been very fortunate with the opportunities that have become available to me through the department. In my first year, I received a 100 hours placements to work with Dr. Katie Hemer revising some of our undergraduate recruitment materials. I got to set up new social media campaigns including launching our departmental Instagram account. I was also lucky enough to receive the chance to travel to Washington D.C. to work as a recruitment assistant at the Society for American Archaeology Conference in 2018. I have also had the chance to work at several recruitment events like the 2019 Open Days and the 2018 University Archaeology Day at the British Museum.
What's your favourite thing about Sheffield?
My favourite thing about Sheffield is how laid back the city feels. It never feels too busy or overwhelming. That plus all the coffee shops and the Botanical Gardens.
What are you planning on doing after graduation?
After graduation, I'll either pursue a masters in archaeology (maybe osteoarchaeology, zooarchaeology, or funerary archaeology) or get a teaching certificate to teach history for a little bit before returning to either archaeology masters or heritage work.
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