download-6A graduate student on Up To Speed’s NCTJ course has been combining her academic knowledge with her journalism skills on a unique work placement.
Lucy Woods, 21, has spent six weeks at Current Archaeology, where she has been working on its annual supplement, Digs Guide 2013.
The placement comes six months after Lucy left the University of Bristol with a First Class BA in Archaeology and Anthropology.
In the meantime, Lucy returned to her native Dorset to complete an intensive six-month course in journalism at Up To Speed’s offices in the Bournemouth Daily Echo building.
“My placement at the magazine has been both enjoyable and thoroughly rewarding,” said Lucy.
“I have had the opportunity to work on a fantastic project from start to finish, utilising both my degree in archaeology and the skills developed on my journalism course. Working at Current Publishing has re-affirmed my passion for the past and helped me to develop a far better knowledge of how the magazine industry works.”
During her time on the course Lucy has had one of her pieces about backpacking in South America published in The Guardian and she has also been writing freelance travel pieces about skiing.