My group decided to do a video with our own footage and pre-recorded voiceovers. This meant that only one of us had to get up and introduce and conclude our presentation. Even so, I was nervous in the morning. With all the technical problems that were had with the sound, the presentations went for a lot longer than expected, and my nerves were pretty much gone by the time it was our turn. Our presentation didn’t go quite as expected, but we were all glad that it was over and we could go and get a beer.
And now it is our last night here. The second week was a blur, and the focus definitely seemed to be more on the work rather than getting to know northern England (although we still got to see some great places!). We were all very aware that the presentations were around the corner, and that the focus needed to be there, rather than on our individual essays.
I think the group became a lot closer this week. We all seemed to be more comfortable in Sheffield, in our accommodation and amongst each other. The last few days have been really difficult because a personal tragedy befell one of the students. It was awful to see someone go through this, although it was heartening to see the support and care that the group gave her.
- Bethany Exiner (Bachelor of Archaeology)