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Anna Home (BA Archaeology and Ancient History 2012)


I grew up in Hertfordshire in the pretty countryside. I am currently in part time retail, however my goal is to be in full time library work. To be a librarian is something I have wanted to be since secondary school. 

Why did you choose to study at the University of Reading?

It was the best university that I visited, with Whiteknights campus being beautiful. Reading also had the right course for me. Archaeology was interesting and fun, the department is also excellent.

What was the best bit about living and studying in Reading?

The ability to learn, participate in a course with options of career afterwards and a strong network of lecturers and others to make you feel like you are part of a family.

What top tips would you give to students who are beginning their studies?

Look for work experience in your field it will give you enormous benefit as much as the degree itself sometimes. To look for part time work or at least be sensible were money is concerned it goes quicker than you would expect. But most of all enjoy yourself and make sure to make the most of what is offered.

What are you up to now? How did you get there?

I volunteer at a museum which I got into via university, and am working towards a career in libraries, and hopefully, a Masters.

What would be your top tips for students interested in working in this sector?

Get as much experience in the field as possible and try to gain a Master's degree in it. 

How has the University of Reading and the Careers Centre helped in your chosen career path?

It helped to give some information about it and information on voluntary work to help me reach the career I had already chosen before starting university.

What are your top tips for students graduating this year? What should they be doing to secure the job they want?

They should start applying for work now and looking for graduate schemes the sooner they start the better it is for finding a job.

What does the University mean to you and what is your favourite memory?

It means a lot to me it gave me openings and options that would not be possible other wise.



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