Melly’s back to share her tips about some of the best places to visit in the local area if you’re looking for a bit of history and culture.
This is a guest blog by Natasha Billson, who graduated with a BSc (Hons) Archaeology at Bournemouth University in 2013. Since then she has worked across the world as a Field Archaeologist and TV Presenter on the Discovery/Science Channel and Channel 4’s The Great British Dig: History in Your Garden. When I look back at… Read more » about Natasha’s Archaeology career on The Great British Dig
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?!
It’s best if I start off by introducing myself, I’m Luke Gent and I’ve recently graduated from BSc (Hons) Archaeological and Forensic Sciences and I’m going onto my MRes. What drew me towards BU for this area is its plethora of opportunities regarding the AFS department as well as what skills I could learn, nurture and… Read more » about My experiences on BSc (Hons) Archaeological and Forensic Sciences
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
Within Archaeological and Forensic Sciences, we study many different aspects from both subjects. They fit together really well, and even though it is not in the title anymore, anthropology is still studied within the course. Within the second year, this course has the largest number of options to choose from, it can be difficult to… Read more » about What to expect from Archaeological and Forensic Sciences
Being a Masters student is at once awesome and really hard. It can easily make or break you, with a step up in work, understanding, and time management. So, I would like to present – a day in my life as a Masters Archaeology student. 7am – wake up. Having already been woken up… Read more » about A day in the life of a Masters Archaeology student
Josie Hagan studies archaeology at Bournemouth University and is currently on placement at New Forest National Park. In her #MyPlacementStory she tells us what she’s been up to so far and the skills she’s developing along the way.
Let me give you a quick rundown of UG study for me: I worked hard, went to every lecture, handed in everything on time, and passed all my exams. I learnt what felt like a lot. I thought I was so grown up. I thought I had got this learning thing down. I mean 2:1s… Read more » about How PG study differs from UG study
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
It is a sad thought to realise that I have had my last ever undergraduate field trip. That I am done. I still remember our first trip out, little more than a week in and being taken all over Dorset and Hampshire to see amazing sites, before sleeping in a Viking longhouse reconstruction. Over the… Read more » about My favourite field trip memories
Excavations of a prehistoric town in rural Dorset – the largest unenclosed settlement yet uncovered in the UK – have revealed more about the extent of the Iron Age occupation and the people who lived there. Bournemouth University (BU) archaeologists are investigating the site in Winterborne Kingston – dubbed ‘Duropolis’, after the local Iron Age… Read more » about BU archaeologists discover more about prehistoric life in Dorset’s Iron Age ‘Duropolis’