Tumisang Mbedzi came to BU to study MSc Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology (Osteology pathway)* before becoming a Primary Investigator. In her guest blog she talks about her experiences of studying here at BU and her plans for the future. 1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your research topic My name is Tumisang Mbedzi…. Read more » about My postgraduate experience in Archaeology & Anthropology
This is a guest blog by Ayra, first year BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Anthropology student. Hi everyone, my name is Ayra. I’m an international student currently studying BA (Hons) Sociology & Social Anthropology, and just finished with my first year. I’ve always been interested to pursue my studies in Social Anthropology so it was… Read more » about My experience as a Sociology & Social Anthropology student
This is a guest blog by current student Sam Randall, studying BA (Hons) Archaeology & Anthropology. I’ve always been interested in archaeology and anthropology – I grew up in Somerset and Wiltshire and there are so many artefacts all around us. I can’t remember specifically what I found that got me so interested, but I became fascinated with archaeology and then later by human remains. I… Read more » about BA (Hons) Archaeology and Anthropology. Do you dig it?!
Trine Olsen from Denmark is studying Forensic Anthropology at BU. Here she narrates her day from start to finish, with some real footage of her life.
Studying a Master’s degree at Bournemouth University has helped enhance and develop transferrable skills which are invaluable when coming to applying for jobs. At undergraduate level and in previous employment these skills are learnt and developed, but they are really tested and developed in postgraduate study! Organisation and time management are two tremendously important skills… Read more » about The transferable skills studying a Master’s degree has enhanced
The big dig, also known as the Durotriges Project, started in 2009 and is an amazing experience for anybody studying archaeology, anthropology and related courses at Bournemouth University. It is also available for other people to attend e.g. field schools or volunteers. This excavation project is an archaeological investigation into the history of southern England,… Read more » about My 2016 Big Dig experience
Five weeks, 55 first years, 15 second and third years and a field in Dorset. The plot for a romantic comedy? Not quite. It was the setting and cast for Bournemouth University’s annual training excavation, The Big Dig. Every year all the first years studying Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensic Science spend five weeks out in the field learning… Read more » about An archaeologist’s summer: digs, pigs and Iron Age tribes
Gabriella Compton has just finished her BSc (Hons) Anthropology degree after coming to BU through Clearing. I was originally planning to do something like English or Psychology at university, but then I didn’t do as well in my A-levels as I initially thought. I didn’t meet my predicted grades to get into the universities that… Read more » about Gabriella’s Clearing story
Having retired a few years ago, I was desperate to keep the grey cells active and was looking for something new to engage with. Having worked all my life with the health professions, I thought it was time to think about other interests, one of which was archaeology. As I was growing up in the… Read more » about Why I chose part-time study