Tim Savage BA MA (2007-08)

After completing my undergraduate degree in Ancient History and History at Leicester, I was very lucky in being able to continue at the Centre for Urban History.  While studying for my masters in Urban History I took modules in multifarious subjects which were all connected to one another, including Vices and Virtues and Urban Topographies. 

"Invaluable skills were learned from the research training I received, including archival research and key skills in using qualitative and quantitative computer software packages."

Immediately after finishing my masters I gained some work experience in several organisations and recently got a job working for English Heritage in the Heritage Protection department.  The Urban Topographies module gave me the knowledge I needed to understand how towns, cities and their architecture have developed; similarly Vices and Virtues equipped me with valuable knowledge of social history which is pertinent in the protection of industrial heritage.  Archival research training has allowed me to contribute significantly in conducting research for casework.  The modules Conservation, Heritage and the Urban Environment and Architecture and Planning in 20th Century Europe and America will provide an essential basis for anyone wishing to pursue a career in conservation and the skills and knowledge I developed at the Centre for Urban History will prove invaluable in my own career in English Heritage.

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