Archaeology inspires Lampeter graduate to become a documentary maker


UWTSD Archaeology graduate Rosie Nye knew she wanted to study archaeology and become an archaeologist from a very young age.

Rosie, who graduated at our Lampeter campus today, filmed a documentary on Tyneham Village as part of her dissertation and it has just been submitted for a film festival in London.

She said: “I got the archaeology bug when I was about five when my parents took me to an archaeology day at one of the nearby castles. Ever since then, when I got to try excavating for the first time, I have been hooked. There is something about being the first person to hold an artefact in hundreds, even millions of years, that is just incredible. I wanted to be able to develop the skills need to become a successful archaeologist and this course seemed to be the best one for me.”

She added: “The course has helped me to develop my archaeological skills to a very high standard. The close working relationship which you develop with lecturers really helps you find the area of archaeology you are most passionate about, which for me is modern archaeology. I have made some of my closest friends studying archaeology at UWTSD, Lampeter. “

Rosie said that being able to create a documentary for her dissertation and being actively encouraged to pursue what she wanted to do at UWTSD , had made her even more determined to become a documentary maker.

“I have been able to make valuable connections through alumni and lecturers which have been extremely beneficial, “ she added.

“From September I will be studying an MA in Directing Film and Television with the hope to, once I have completed my MA, create documentaries, specifically about archaeology and history, as my full time career.”

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