Week 1 – The Placement Begins

  The first of a new series of guest-posts by Joe Searle, a MA Museums Studies student currently on work placement.      Hello, my name is Joe and I am a MA Museum Studies student currently on a work experience placement with the Special Collections team at the library of the University of Leicester. […]

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 […]

Beatrix Potter – 150th Anniversary

Beatrix Potter – 150th Anniversary

  Iconic fictional characters of childhood can be attributed to the creativity of Beatrix Potter, author and illustrator of the late 19th – early 20th century.       Adult and child alike will be familiar with the mischievous protagonist that is Peter Rabbit; a story which after several rejections was published by Beatrix herself, printing […]

'Lunch in the sunshine on Victoria Park', c.1957
Taken from: Student Union Press Cuttings Book, SU/PC3

Summer On Campus

  With exam season drawing to a close (my sympathies to those continuing their studies through the summer), now is an opportune moment to relax and soak up some rays around the University campus.               Victoria Park will undoubtedly be filled with picnickers, sunbathers and various sporting enthusiasts. Making the […]

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