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Southampton student completes the first NVQ in Archaeology

Published: 7 January 2009
Ben Jervis

On Wednesday 7 January, educational history was made when Ben Jervis, studying for a PhD at Southampton University, received the first ever National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Archaeological Practice.

The qualification, accredited by awarding body EDI, is the first of its kind and is being piloted on work placements funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and run by the Institute for Archaeologists . Ben completed his NVQ on a work placement specialising in medieval pottery at Southampton Museums.

Ben graduated with distinction from Southampton's MA programme in Ceramic and Lithic Analysis for Archaeologists in 2007, and was able to secure AHRC funding for his PhD despite strong competition. His PhD is on Saxon food and identity, from a ceramic perspective. We would all like to congratulate him, and look forward to hearing more from this young scholar soon!

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