A New Team in Archives & Special Collections

Following a period of review, Archives & Special Collections at the University of Surrey have recently welcomed two new members to the team. Melanie Peart, who has been working with us in a temporary capacity for some months, took up her permanent role as Archivist (Collections Management) in mid-July and will oversee the nitty-gritty of managing our […]


Our band of volunteers

To celebrate National Volunteers Week 2016, we thought we would let you know what some of our dedicated band of volunteers has been up to recently. Both volunteers featured here are alumni of Battersea Polytechnic, the predecessor to University of Surrey as we now know it. The University’s press cuttings collection is benefiting from Graham’s […]


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

   Its 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 […]


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