Rebeca took advantage of the work experience opportunities offered at Reading, including the Academic Placement and working at the Ure Museum.
"I did the Academic Placement over the summer, between my first and second year of study. I worked closely with an academic who was piecing together classical images that were used during the suffragette movement, culminating in an exhibition. We looked at both positive and negative imagery, analysing what was relevant, seeking to understand the context, and separating the reality from the myth. I went to the British Library and accessed microfilms I wouldn't normally have been able to, and I learned a lot about women's rights.”
Having the Ure Museum as part of the Department of Classics was a game-changer for Rebeca.
“This was my first ever experience with object handling and it was done with excellent guidance. I became confident in my own abilities when it came to handling artefacts, and this gave me a good core understanding of archiving, materials used in the ancient world and the crafting techniques. I learnt how to store objects, catalogue them, and update the online systems so that everything was correctly logged.”