AislingOn top of another fantastic week for the Saints & Secrets campaign (we’re over 50% funded, woo hoo!) comes the utterly brilliant news that our second intern is graduating into her dream job. That’s right, our very own Aisling Serrant – she who has brought us the wonderful weekly Friday Five – will be moving on.

Aisling has been appointed as one of the Museum Education and Outreach Officer Trainees at Oxford University Museums and Collections, and she will be doing her placement at the Ashmolean Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum, Museum of the History of Science, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and the Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum. We’re very impressed!

The traineeship, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, will give Aisling experience in all aspects of organising and running education departments of museums, as well as devising and running her own project from scratch. Says Aisling, “This is exactly the direction I want to go with my future – I could not be more excited! I have loved every minute with DV and it’s been great experience for me. I’m sad to be missing the Digital Dig Team project this summer, but I’ll be sure to follow online!”

Well done to Aisling. We’ll be sad to see her go, just as we were when Polly left for Current World Archaeology. But we couldn’t be pleased that DV is running a 100% success rate in our interns moving on to fabulous positions in their chosen field. Who will be next?

Want to keep in touch  Aisling’s Oxford adventures? Follow her on twitter @AislingSerrant

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