Scottish Student Archaeology Society
University of Glasgow
The Scottish Student Archaeology Society was formed in 2017 between the Student Societies of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and UHI, to provide a number of services previously unavailable to students studying Archaeology, Heritage and related subjects. Next year's conference will be hosted in Edinburgh.
In January 2018 we hosted our first conference, the SSASC2018 hosted in Glasgow which provided students an opportunity to showcase their research and the value of students to the heritage sector. The conference was a great success with 20 speakers and 150 attendees. After the conference we began the publication of a series of conference proceedings, we are currently seeking sponsors for this project and advertisement space are available in this publication.
We are also publishing the newly revived 'Barrow Magazine' this magazine, published quarterly gives students the opportunity to publish their research, experiences and opinions on matters of Archaeological theory and practice.
In Autumn 2018 we will be launching the Training and Fieldwork Hub (TAF) to provide a centralised listing of fieldwork and training opportunities for students in Scotland, connecting students with research, community, commercial and conservation fieldwork projects to allow students to develop their CV's.
We will also be launching a student podcast in Semester 1 2018-2019, to allow students experience in producing digital media for public outreach.
We also represent the interests of students on the Scottish Archaeology Strategy Committee, this is the national committee responsable for forming Scotlands Archaeology Strategy, which steers the heritage industry in the country. We often work in collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland, Archaeology Scotland, The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, and we have 'Honourary Members' in the higher echelons of these organisations, this gives us a considerable amount of influence in issues relating to recruitment/training in Scottish Archaeology.