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2013 applications; are underway
Topic Started: Nov 1 2012, 07:07 AM (2,836 Views)
Sue Munro
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Absolutely gutted, our internet went down on Tuesday and didn't get back online till 6 this evening (UK). I don't have internet access while I'm out and about at work through the day so that was my opportunity blown. There were only 2 potential slots I could've have done anyway due to working term-time as my holiday dates are not flexible. :(

Never mind, maybe next year... :'(
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Alex
Nov 1 2012, 04:09 PM
Sue, I know how you feel... I'm bloody P***ed O** big time, all the years I've been digging and did I get a place? Did I hell!!
Alex

I would hate to be the person who processes all the applications - it must be a nightmare dealing with it especially those of us who were unlucky. I just try to remind myself that it's a privilege to be able to dig at Vindolanda.

I'm exploring other options elsewhere in the UK (see my Facebook timeline) for next year. Looks like I won't be in with any sort of chance anytime 1st November falls on a weekday at least while I'm in my current job!

If you're interested in things closer to home Alex, there's a group started up in Sefton which I've been on a couple of digs with. Get in touch if you want more info.

Sue
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Andy et al

Much as I'm gutted not to be coming for the first time since 2005 I appreciate all the difficulties involved and really don't know what the solution is. Perhaps a lottery seem might work. It would be great if you could have even more places or restrict to just the one two-week block to free up more places, but as the Trust gets more and more popular so you will also get more and more interested applicants.

Congratulations to all the lucky souls who DID manage to get places though.
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It would double the places but restrict the level of experience. Must be great to be so popular!
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I see there is an excavate and stay place for period 1 on the Vindolanda website.
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