When should I apply?
Each day we are receiving more enquiries about the programme so it would be wise to submit the form as soon as you are able. We will let you know if you have been successful within 21 working days of your application arriving.
Are there specific bursaries of scholarships attached to this programme?
No, not attached to the programme but there are bursary and scholarship opportunities at: http://www.studyabroad.com/scholarships.aspx.
On average, how many students are accepted or how many apply?
We can accept between 15 to 20 students. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis to suitable candidates.
Is there an application interview?
No, there is no interview though if you would like a phone conversation about the programme do let us know.
I would like to apply as soon as possible, is there any advice to offer?
The form is very straightforward...but do email Jean MacIntyre (email@example.com) if in doubt about how to fill in a particular section.
Are meals included in the accommodation deal?
Breakfast is included but otherwise you will need to budget to buy/cook your own meals. There is a dining hall at the University where you can buy a decent meal for around 7 pounds.
When I arrive will I be met at the airport?
No, but the route from London Heathrow is very straightforward, 40 minutes on a direct and very safe underground train then 80 minutes on a direct and equally safe over ground train and then we will be there to meet you. If some of you are arriving at the same time we will put you in touch with each other so you can travel up together.
Will I have a chance to get to know my fellow course members and orientate myself before the programme begins?
Yes we will spend time with you on Sunday evening and then the first Monday will be devoted to getting to know everyone and orientating yourself.
Will there be social events during the programme?
Yes, we will try and introduce you to some of our home students so you can make lasting links and we will treat you to some old English hospitality!
I noticed that you have four areas of study for the museum placements, is there any information available about them?
On Wednesday 16th March we will send you a list of placement opportunities for you to choose from. There is only room for two placements at each site so we will be asking you for first second and third choices and if none of the options appeal we will strive to find you a comparable alternative.
Examples of the kind of placements that will be offered are given below:
Being part of:
- the education team at Cresswell Crags Museum, a fascinating ice age site and collection (http://www.creswell-crags.org.uk/);
- the access and inclusion team at the Collection Museum in Lincoln, the premier art and archaeology museum in Lincolnshire (http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/visiting/museums/the-collection/collections/);
- the collections management team at Millgate Museum, a museum of over 70,000 items that contains Costume, Natural History, Art, Photographs, Social History, Civil War and Military items;
- the Conservation Lab team at Lincolnshire Archives which conserves all the archaeological finds in the area.
What specific work duties will be involved on each placement?
The work duties will vary. At each site we will negotiate a specific project or projects that you and the host are happy can be achieved within the time frame and will support your growing understanding of the field. At each site you will be supported by the expertise of the permanent team. An example of the project you might undertake are:
- developing and trialling educational sessions for a target audience;
- designing a small display of artefacts for a specific audience;
- improving archival records for a specific collection;
- writing interpretation material for a specific set of artefacts;
- conserving a particular object or objects;
- supporting the development of a particular access project.