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Rebecca Avery

BSc Archaeology with Forensic Science (with proficiency in German)

What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?

One of the highlights of my time at Exeter was going to South Dakota in the summer between first and second year to carry out an archaeological dig as part of my programme. This gave me the unique opportunity to gain experience in American archaeological practices, explore a new country and get to know my course mates really well. I also found an arrowhead which was pretty exciting!

What will you miss the most about University?

I’ll miss the community I’ve built over the past three years from my course mates, housemates and society friends. It’s been great to have several areas of support and friendship throughout my time at Exeter.

What did you enjoy about your particular programme?

I’ve really enjoyed the wide range of modules available to archaeology students. This allowed me to explore both the humanities side of archaeology, and the scientific. Through this I discovered my interest in Osteoarchaeology, in which I hope to pursue a career.

What advice would you give to current and future students?

I would advise current and future students to really take advantage of the opportunities available at University. By getting involved in societies, including being on the committee of both the ECU and the Forensics Society in third year, I have learned valuable leadership skills and have met loads of great people. Helping out the department on Open Days has, I hope, shown the staff my willingness to give back to the department and allowed me to meet hundreds of potential archaeology students hoping to study at Exeter.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I’m enrolled on the Bioarchaeology: Human Osteology Masters programme with the department and am hoping to work in that field in the future.