Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Study School, Jan 2010

Later this week we welcome a new intake of Masters students to Dundee for a Study School, prior to them commencing their studies in Archives and Records Management by online distance learning on Monday. Sessions at the Study School cover topics such as distance learning issues, what to expect from our programmes, academic skills and using the University’s Virtual Learning Environment.

The Study School also has a variety of sessions to introduce students to the professional theories, skills and competencies that will inform their studies and their careers and a number of our tutors and guest speakers are travelling to Dundee to meet and lead sessions with CAIS' students. Speakers coming to Dundee for this Study School include Sarah Wickham, University Records Manager, University of Huddersfield, Dr Jan Merchant, Assistant Archivist, Perth and Kinross Council Archive and Anne Grzybowski, Deputy Records Manager, University of Edinburgh. A particuar highlight will be Dr Norman Reid, Head of Special Collections and Keeper of Manuscripts and Muniments, University of St Andrews, reflecting on his career to date, his current position and whether there is any such thing as a 'typical' day in the professional life of a record keeper.

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