In all seriousness this would be a fantastic opportunity for any aspiring archaeologist and one that wasn't available when I was a wee secondary school student with no idea what I wanted to do (not so different to how I am now really).
Students will get to take part in active research projects and interact with lecturers and post-grads who will no doubt give a far better impression of academia than is really warranted!
Spread the word to all and sundry.
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Transition Year Programme 2010
Monday 22nd to Friday 26th of March 2010
UCD School of Archaeology is offering a number of student placements on its 2010 Transition Year Programme. The programme will provide one week of practical archaeological experience and directed research from 22–26 March 2010 with applications to be received by 29 January. Full details of the programme and the application form can be found attached and on the Information for Schools section of our website: www.ucd.ie/archaeology.
Applications are invited from interested students through their school Careers Guidance Office or relevant member of the teaching staff. The completed form should be accompanied by a short letter written by the student (max 1 page) outlining their interest in archaeology and in undertaking work experience. The letter will be used to select successful candidates in the event that places are over-subscribed.
This programme is designed to host eight transition year students who will work in small groups closely supervised by School of Archaeology staff and doctoral researchers. The groups will rotate activities in the middle of the week and on Wednesday 24 March there will be a guided excursion to the National Museum of Ireland and other venues.
UCD School of Archaeology cannot provide transport or accommodation and students are responsible for getting to and from the university. For further information about UCD School of Archaeology and our activities please visit: www.ucd.ie/archaeology
UCDSchool or Archaeology gratefully acknowledges the hospitality of the National Museum of Ireland and UCD School of Classics Museum in running the programme.
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