ST/16/5/3 Folder 2 (17) Letter from a school pupil thanking Sue Townsend for teaching him during a school visit to take time to think and do his best. 01/03//1996

Sue Townsend’s Fan Mail

  Guest Post from Helen Ward, Library Assistant in Archives and Special Collections. To aid researchers, I have been adding details to our catalogue describing the content of individual letters from the correspondence series (reference: ST/16/5) within the Sue Townsend Collection. I have found many of these letters to be charming and worthy of being […]

Unveiling Women’s History at the University of Leicester

Unveiling Women’s History at the University of Leicester

  About the University of Leicester Established in 1921 as a memorial to those who served in the First World War, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland College had humble origins. Higher education was provided for 15 students during the first year, in one building, and with a small number of subjects offered. In our first decade, women made […]

MA Museum Studies Placement in Special Collections, Weeks 7-8

MA Museum Studies Placement in Special Collections, Weeks 7-8

Guest post from Yineng Zhu, Andrew Permain and Joe Searle, MA Museum Studies students working with the Archives & Special Collections team.   Yineng   I have been doing the placement here for two months. My project is about the University Library’s history. During this period, I identified key individuals and significant events in the […]

MA Museum Studies Placement in Special Collections, Weeks 5-6

Guest post from Yineng Zhu, Andrew Permain and Joe Searle, MA Museum Studies students working with the Archives & Special Collections team.   Yineng Hello, I’m Yineng Zhu. Over the last two weeks, I have continued to modify the Library’s history timeline and added more photographs and content, including: Professor Jack Simmons, Librarian Brian Burch, […]

MA Museum Studies Placement in Special Collections, Weeks 3-4

MA Museum Studies Placement in Special Collections, Weeks 3-4

Guest post from Yineng Zhu, Andrew Permain and Joe Searle, MA Museum Studies students working with the Archives & Special Collections team.   Yineng Hello, I’m Yineng Zhu. Over the last two weeks, I edited the Library history timeline to make it more specific and convincing. I also scanned some photographs and documents for the timeline […]

MA Museum Studies Placement in Special Collections, Weeks 1-2

MA Museum Studies Placement in Special Collections, Weeks 1-2

Guest post from Yineng Zhu, Andrew Permain and Joe Searle, MA Museum Studies students working with the Archives & Special Collections team. Yineng Hello, I’m Yineng Zhu and I have been doing a placement with Special Collections in the Library as part of my MA in Museum Studies. My project is about the University Library’s history. […]

Graduate Placement

Graduate Placement

By Megan Jeans, Accelerate Your Career graduate programme.   As a recent graduate of Contemporary History from the University of Leicester, I have had to consider what to do with my degree – a somewhat arduous task that befalls many a graduate. After, debating my career path, I set my sights on what I enjoyed […]

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