Dickon Moore studied an MA in Heritage Management at Bath Spa University. Since then he has worked for Tate and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Dickon's Bath Spa story
I studied an MA in Heritage Management at Bath Spa University from 2013 to 2015. While studying I was working and volunteering too, so it was quite a juggling act as it is for many! Since my degree I have been lucky enough to start working for Tate and as a consultant for the Heritage Lottery Fund.
"You have a lot of freedom to explore the areas you are interested in. The support is there for when you need it, but you're not restrained by the course content."
''My advice for current students is ...''
Be ambitious in your placement choice! Go for one that'll stretch you and allow you to try out something you think you might be interested in. Make initial contact yourself in letter and email form. On your placement gather contacts and keep your ears out for future work, hosts love the idea of being able to give a volunteer paid work. There's something to be said for going for one of the big heritage/arts players as it looks great on the CV... or going for a smaller organisation and making yourself so invaluable they just have to keep you. Make sure you clearly define your role at the beginning so they know what to do with you!
''The best thing about the course I studied was ...''
The interaction with the course leader, fellow students and guest session leaders. Sharing and debating ideas with these people was fascinating. The discussion often strayed into other subjects such as philosophy, ethics and other parts of the wide world of 'the arts'.
''I recommend Bath Spa because ...''
You have a lot of freedom to explore the areas you are interested in. The support is there for when you need it, but you're not restrained by the course content.