What alumni say ...
When alumni* come back we ask them to tell us what they think
My Classics degrees have not only given me the specialist knowledge and research techniques to work as a researcher on ancient history broadcast projects. I also believe that the development of skills including discipline and organisation of resources used for translation and textual criticism has really helped me juggle and enjoy a 'portfolio career' that not only includes museum work, broadcast projects and teaching in the area of Classics, but also work in PR and Marketing and even as a freelance event floral designer! [LF, Broadcast media]
Studying for a Classics degree allowed me great flexibility in choosing a career path. I constantly implement the same skills I acquired when working for my degree, such as logical and analytical skills into daily tasks at school. My Year 5 children are awestruck to know that their teacher knows 'dead' languages, and they love hearing the Greek myths at story time! [AC, teacher]
Hope I didn't disgrace myself too much. It's great to see what seems to
be a thriving Department. I think Reception of Classics is a very
worthwhile subject. But on the whole I think it's how you study
something rather than what you study. [RM, lawyer]
*alumnus : from the Latin verb alo 'to nourish, rear, bring up'. From the same root as almus 'nourishing, kindly' (so alma mater, the College that raises the alumnus). Ending -mnus can be seen in the Greek passive participle -menos.