Adventures in Archiving: A Change of Career and a Change of Stationery

  We have had a lovely volunteer working with us in the University Archives (avid readers may have already spotted her in some of our previous posts) for the last six months, working on a variety of different projects with the aim of gaining more experience in the sector before embarking on a career in […]


A Sailing Tale to Whet the Literary Appetite

  ┬áIts time for another guest post from Sarah, one of our volunteers here who has been diligently working in the archive for the past few months. It seems fitting that some of my particular highlights from volunteering in the archives, housed in the George Edwards Library, are literary contributions from Battersea students to their […]


Time to Say Goodbye (and Good Luck!)

As this week sees many students from the University of Surrey graduating from the university after several years of hard work, it seems apt that we take the opportunity to reflect on all the thousands of students who have graduated from us over the years. It is always lovely to reflect on the special day […]


The Student Experience

As we say goodbye our students for another summer, it seems apt to delve into the archives to discover the ways in which students throughout the University of Surrey and Battersea Polytechnic lived their lives as students.   Here is just a snapshot of the ways in which student life is represented in the archives. […]


Thank you to our volunteers – Part IV

    This week (1-7 June) is Volunteer Week so we thought that now would be the perfect time to showcase our volunteers, show you the work they have been doing and most importantly, to say a huge thank you! Next up is Richard. Richard is one of our regular volunteers, and has been volunteering […]


Thank you to our volunteers – Part III

  This week (1-7 June) is Volunteer Week so we thought that now would be the perfect time to showcase our volunteers, show you the work they have been doing and most importantly, to say a huge thank you! Next up is Graham. Graham is one of our more recent members to our volunteering team […]


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