Laura Patrick

“From 2010 to 2014, I completed by undergraduate degree in Archaeology in the Archaeology/Palaeoecology department here at Queen’s, and I can honestly say it was a turning point in my life.  

“Through the degree, I have met some amazing people, both students and lecturers, formed lifelong friendships, and the field trips, including Rome, were a fantastic way to help build these friendships!  The skills I learnt during my time here have continued to be extremely useful in my career as an archaeologist, ranging from presentation skills, to practical excavation skills, to surveying skills, and most importantly the ability to work effectively in a team.  The support available in the Archaeology/Palaeoecology department from the lecturers has given me the confidence I now have in my ability as a researcher and archaeologist, and I am currently undertaking a fully funded PhD. Without the encouragement of the lecturers and technical staff, I don’t think I would be where I am today, I cannot thank them enough and cannot express how brilliant my time here has been.”