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Forensic artists start hunt for graduate jobs
Tuesday, 09 September 2008
Science, IT and Engineering
The first graduates from the world's only degree in forensic art are ready to enter the world of work.
Work by the former students has gone on display in Dundee and one expert with 20 years experience in the field is highly impressed by the skills they have gained, reports the BBC.
Speaking to the news provider, Greg Mahoney, convener of the course, said: "They will leave as the most highly qualified new practitioners in this field."
The former students, who will now set about looking for graduate jobs, will have an advantage over many professionals, he added.
Among the projects on display at Dundee University include the reconstructed face of an Egyptian mummy.
Forensic artist are often used by police to give them an idea of what a victim or suspect would have looked like in the past.
Yesterday, the Guardian reported comments by Richard Oliver, chief executive of the Year Out Group, who urged people to plan gap years so they provide relevant experience for their chosen careers.