Ellie March

Ellie March

BA Archaeology 2015

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

The award I received was for the best undergraduate archaeology dissertation. I was incredibly pleased with the mark my dissertation achieved and so to have been awarded a prize on top of that was an added bonus, one which I was really proud of. Over the year I had put a lot of time and effort into my dissertation and ultimately really enjoyed the interesting research it led to. The receipt of this award and the recognition of the work has given me an even greater sense of accomplishment and is a huge encouragement to consider pursuing further study.

What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?

The main highlights of my time at Exeter have got to be my year abroad and involvement in student engagement. My year abroad in Malta was an incredible experience providing me with the opportunity to experience a different culture, travel, see new places and make new friends. Being involved in student engagement has been one of the most rewarding parts of my university life; getting involved with student projects, establishing relationships with fellow students, lecturers and other members of the university, and importantly being an active agent and witness to change.

What will you miss the most about University?

There's a lot of things I will miss about university but I think what I will miss most in the community and the relationships I have established within my department and wider university, the people who have helped, encouraged and supported me throughout my university life.

What advice would you give to current and future students?

I would advise other students to make the most of their time at university: if there are things you want to get involved in and experiences you want to have then do it!

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I am currently working with a commercial archaeology unit here in the south west however I am looking into further study.

Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time?

To be honest, at the moment I have no idea!