Organised Expeditions

Many students who undertake their own independent expeditions have already gained experience through the commercial expeditioning or adventure sector. This may be either in a gap year before they come to university or as part of a previous long vacation.

Expedition organisations

There are many organisations in this business, including:

You will usually have to pay substantial fees to join their organised trips although some offer the award of a skills qualification in addition to the experience gained.

We do not have the resources to support you if you choose to join an expedition with this sort of organisation. The same is true of large archaeological digs.

Please be assured, however, that this in no way reflects our views on the quality of the experience that you should have on such trips. Because of their long-term commitment to particular projects and localities, and use of professional team leaders, such expeditions can provide you with beneficial experience and do generate valuable research publications.