One of the many excellent opportunities for NUI Galway Arts students is the chance to apply for a summer internship in Second Year under the supervision of a staff member. This year, one of my students Annika Stendebach was awarded the internship, and conducted excellent research into the history of youth culture in Ireland – from digitizing the student magazine Unity, to conducting research in the National Archives and recording the this radio interview on Flirt Fm.
Annika wasn’t the only successful History student: Gary Hussey also received an internship under the supervision of John Cunningham, while Siobhán Peters worked on her internship with Kevin O’Sullivan.
In her post for this blog Annika gives her reflections on the Teddy Boys – a group of ‘youths’ as they were known in Edwardian suits that we still have a lot to learn about.
– Sarah-Anne Buckley