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Institute of Archaeology participates in Schools Careers Fair

9 November 2012

Institute of Archaeology participates in Schools Careers Fair

The Institute of Archaeology has participated in a London schools event to discuss study, careers and engagement with archaeology.  

Charlotte Frearson, the Institute's Undergraduate Programmes Administrator and Careers Adviser, contributed to the Schools Careers Fair held in Ealing last month and open to all year 10 and 11 students in the borough and the surrounding areas, discussing degree programmes and career options in the subject area.

Sarah Dhanjal attended as the representative for the Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC) and talked to students about opportunities to get involved with Archaeology in and around London.

Sarah and Charlotte brought objects from the Institute’s archaeological collections to show to the students, including a hand axe from Swanscombe (dating to around 200,000 years BP), a foot from an ancient Greek statue and other artefacts.

Turnout at the event was excellent, with other participants including Kings College London, Brunel University and other UCL departments. Hopefully the event will be held annually and the Institute will continue to be represented.

For more information about the Institute please contact Charlotte Frearson and for more information about YAC please contact Sarah Dhanjal.