AHRC-funded opportunity for postgraduate students

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AHRC logo (small)Candidates from across the UK and Ireland have now been selected to compete in Swansea University’s Heritage Apprentice programme between 3rd and 7th June 2013.

Twelve postgraduate students from across the nation will take part in a world-leading and unique programme which offers a fully-funded opportunity to compete in a team event modelled on the BBC TV series ‘The Apprentice’.

Students will tackle specific challenges associated with Cu@Swansea, an exciting, heritage-led regeneration project focused on the site of the former Hafod-Morfa Copperworks in the Lower Swansea Valley.  This multi-partner project is led by Professor Huw Bowen of the Department of History and Classics at Swansea University.  For further information on the Cu@Swansea project go to: www.welshcopper.org.uk

Teams will be assigned tasks by a panel of experts drawn from the worlds of academia, heritage, business, and tourism; and the winning team will be ‘hired’ to undertake a two-week work placement with Professor Bowen.

Expertise and mentoring will be provided by representatives from distinguished heritage and professional organisations as well as Swansea-based academics. The programme offers opportunities to bolster employability credentials and gain the transferable skills and experience currently in demand in the heritage and tourism sectors. 

The Heritage Apprentice’ forms part of the AHRC-funded Heritage Skills programme and is hosted by Swansea University’s Graduate Centre for Arts and Humanities.

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