After University: Graduate Pathways from ACE

Posted on: 17 April 2020 by Kristian Boote in 2020 posts

Archaeology of Ancient Civilsiations BA graduate Aisling Serrant
Aisling Serrant, Community Engagement Manager and Archaeology of Ancient Civilisations BA graduate.

We got in touch with some of our former students to ask how their degree from the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology helped them get to where they are today. Over the next few weeks, you’ll hear about the diverse and wide range of career pathways our graduates have taken.

First off, we hear from Aisling Serrant. Aisling completed her Archaeology of Ancient Civilisations BA with us in 2013, and is now the Community Engagement Manager at the Museum of London Docklands...

Can you tell us a little bit about your role at the Museum of London Docklands?

"In my role as Community Engagement Manager at the Museum of London, I run a programme of weekend festivals developed in partnership with the local community. I also lead a strand of the museum’s contemporary collecting project ‘Curating London.’ This project is capturing what it is like to be a Londoner today, with the strand I'm leading focusing on the experiences of women and children in the British-Bangladeshi community in east London."
How did your degree at the University of Liverpool help you get to where you are today?
"My degree was key in helping me secure my first role in the sector. Once in the sector, it gave me the background knowledge to be able to deliver educational activities within the museum with confidence."
What would be your tips for current students, and those thinking of studying Archaeology, Classics or Egyptology?
"My top tip for students would be to make the most out of your time at university by getting involved in extra-curricular and voluntary opportunities, employers look for experience. Also build your networks within and beyond the university as they can be useful later in your career!"

Next week, we'll hear from a graduate about their career pathway from Egyptology MA to Head of Programmes at Jersey Overseas Aid. 

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