Winchester graduate makes the past her future

7 Oct 2016
Black spectacles placed on open book

​The University of Winchester has sponsored a graduate internship at the internationally-renowned Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 

Emily Harrison has just graduated with a BA Archaeology degree from the University of Winchester and has begun a seven-month paid internship at the Museum. 

Emily's role as Graduate Museum Learning Trainee supports the Learning Department, where she'll gain experience delivering workshops and educational activities for adults and children of all abilities. She'll be supported throughout her internship with training and mentoring.
"I'm really excited to be working at the Mary Rose, a museum that really values education. As an archaeology graduate, this is a perfect opportunity to share my enthusiasm for the subject with visitors of all ages," says Emily.
The Museum houses the famous Mary Rose warship which was built in 1510 for Henry VIII. Having served for 34 years, she sank in 1545 before being re-discovered and then raised from the seabed in 1982. The Mary Rose is now on display for all to see, along with many thousands of artefacts.
"We work really hard to help our students develop excellent employability skills so they are fully prepared to hit the ground running and embark on their chosen career paths after they graduate," said Professor Joy Carter, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Winchester.
"We have some great partnerships with employers around the country, like the Mary Rose Museum, which enable us to offer our students and graduates placements and internships giving them invaluable work experience, new contacts and opening up job opportunities. We wish Emily every success in her new role."
Helen Bonser-Wilton, Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust, is delighted to have Emily on board: "Education and learning is an important part of our work here at the Mary Rose Museum. We need staff who are passionate, not only about history and conservation, but also about engaging others, whether that's school groups, academics, or individuals. We hope Emily will enjoy her time with us and hope that this opportunity will be a springboard for her future career path."

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