A Day in the Life of a Graduate Diploma Conservation Studies student
By Bethany Goodman, Graduate Diploma Conservation Studies, Specialising in Books and Library Materials.
Most universities have specialised academic teaching. Some universities have a history. Few universities have a legacy. West Dean College has all three… and sheep.
Having just completed my undergraduate degree, I thought I was quite versed in the ways of uni life - nocturnal living, large lecture halls and a questionable amount of pizza. Safe to say, when I got to West Dean, my first week of 9am classes hit me hard.
However, after a few bleary-eyed starts and a shift to an arguably even larger consumption of cake, I was a convert.
West Dean is not like other universities so it can be difficult to expect the form your life will take when you first arrive. So, here is a taste of what your routine, social life and (what everyone really wants to know) workshop time might look like during your time at West Dean.