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Julia Morgan BA Archaeology and History

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Hi, I'm Julia Morgan and I studied BA Archaeology and History within Humanities at the University of Southampton.

I loved the way the campus was so close to the city - so it's really easy to get to the town and the train station - but the campus is still detached. It was also one of the few universities I visited, and I really liked it!

Julia Morgan joined Southampton to study archaeology and history. From London, Julia lived in Chamberlain hall in her first year, before moving to Portswood. She took A levels in history, English and biology.

Why archaeology at Southampton?  Why did you choose archaeology and history?

I didn't, I wanted to do single honours history but missed out on my marks - but the University offered me history and archaeology and now I prefer archaeology!

Why did you choose Southampton?

I loved the way the campus was so close to the city - so it's really easy to get to the town and the train station - but the campus is still detached. It was also one of the few universities I visited, and I really liked it!

Now you're here... what do you like most about your course?

I like the way the course has progressed to almost self-study over three years. In archaeology there are many links between the different courses offered over the course and so you can trace a particular time period or place throughout your degree.

What do you like most about the city and the University?

They’re so close - and yet not too close that you lose that university feel.

What is your favourite place to eat or drink?

Sitting on the patio outside Ceno in Portswood (but only when I’m feeling rich), otherwise Portswood take-away!

What is your typical week like?

This year I have six hours of lectures a week, two hours a day Monday - Wednesday and then Thursday and Friday free - unlike other years where there were more hours of lectures. In the third year there is always work to do, mainly because of the dissertation but also as everything is more focused on self study instead of being lecture driven.

What are you going to do after graduating?

I'm not sure yet - though I'm thinking about an MA! I want to get into events management, so nothing directly to do with archaeology, but I always planned it that way - to do what I enjoyed at university and sort out what I was going to do afterwards when I was done!

Any advice for a new first year?

Enjoy your first year as it definitely gets busier - get as much enjoyment out of it as possible! Also - time will fly, so enjoy it while you can.

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