We are pleased to be able to announce that we have sponsored an opportunity for a student to attend the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) annual conference this year. The bursary builds on our existing annual student grant award and aims to help make a difference to people entering the archaeological profession.
At CIfA2020 the conference will be looking to the future and asking what more can we do to promote the profession and our professionalism. Over the last decade we have defined new entry routes into archaeology and set out the career structures and competence requirements for professional archaeologists, but how can we maximise these to attract new, and diverse, talent and promote the value and quality of the work we do? Where can we further develop and reinforce the standards and good practice championed by the Institute to ensure we consistently understand and meet our professional obligation to deliver public benefit? And how, as a profession, can we better equip ourselves with the ethical and professional knowledge, skills and behaviours required in a changing, and challenging, environment? None of these are new concepts, but ones that we must all engage with.
This represents a fantastic opportunity for a student entering the profession to learn and to contribute to discussion to help actively shape its future. Students interested in applying for the bursary can find out more here: https://www.archaeologists.net/conference
Note: applications for the bursary are through CIfA and not through MSDS Marine.