Amy Cross

Amy Cross

BA Archaeology 2015

Tell us about the award you have received today. What does this award mean to you?

I was completely surprised to hear that I had received this award recognising my academic achievement within Archaeology. This award validates all of the hard work I have put into my course and a field which I love and plan to stay in. It is nice to know that the lecturers whom I respect can see the enthusiasm and long hours the majority of archaeology students put into their work making it a great subject to be part of. 

What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?

This question is difficult to answer as I have enjoyed all my four years here. Highlights would include my year studying abroad in Malta but also my role on the Archaeology Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) in my fourth year which really allowed me to help other students and promote our subject.

What will you miss the most about University?

Without a doubt, the Archaeology department is what I will miss the most. The small size of the department has allowed us to create a family with the integration of lecturers, students and the SSLC meaning we function happily and efficiently!

What advice would you give to current and future students?

My advice to current and future students would be to always remember how fortunate you are to simply be at university, and at Exeter, one of the best in country, something that many do not have the chance to do. When you are feeling the pressure of assignments or struggling on a personal level, remember there are people in place to help you and to never forget the fun you should be having.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

Now that I have graduated I plan on doing a Masters at UCL in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology.

Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time?

In ten years’ time I see myself having completed my PhD and working in the research field and/or at a university lecturing in Archaeology.