Big day for archaeology students
Press release issued: 16 February 2005
Bristol University is awarding degrees to 11 part-time archaeology students at today's degree ceremony.
Bristol University is awarding degrees to 11 part-time archaeology students at today’s degree ceremony. The students are the first to graduate from the part-time BA in Archaeological Studies degree. It was taken the students six years to complete, attending one weekend a month, as well as going on several digs, including uncovering the Roman mosaics at Bradford-on-Avon. Four of the students will be graduating with a First.
There are now 70 students studying part time for a BA in Archaeological Studies. The idea of a part-time degree in archaeology was very much Time Team archaeologist and Emeritus Professor of Landscape Archaeology, Mick Aston’s idea. He felt there should be an opportunity for those who missed out on university education to be able to study archaeology part time at Bristol University. It is Mick’s vision to make archaeology accessible to all that has resulted in the great success of the degree.
Head of Archaeology, Dr Mark Horton, congratulating today’s students, said: “This is a fabulous achievement and the results achieved by the students are proof of their hard work.”