The Graduate Centre will be offering research students an exciting new skills development programme in 2012-13.

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The AHRC is funding a series of heritage-themed skills workshops and master classes and a range of work placement opportunities with national and international heritage organisations.

Funding has also been secured for an innovative 'Heritage Apprentice Programme' - modelled on the popular BBC TV series.

This will bring together RCUK-funded research students from across the UK for a week of heritage-themed project work focussed on Cu@Swansea, the major, heritage-led redevelopment project currently underway at the site of the former Hafod Copperworks.

A number of high profile heritage organisations, including the National Waterfront Museum, Blaenavon World Heritage Site and the Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust are supporting the project.

Research students will also have the opportunity to undertake extended internships at the South Asasif Conservation Project in Egypt.  Part of the 'Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis' UNESCO World Heritage Site, and directed by Dr Elena Pischikova, the focus of the project is the rediscovery of three temple tombs from Egypt's 25-26th dynasties.

Full details of the workshops, placements and Heritage Apprentice Programme will be announced in Summer 2012.