Ruth Fletcher
Student Engagement Officer

Ruth.Fletcher@glasgow.ac.uk

The Hunterian
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ

Key Responsibilities
Ruth develops and coordinates a range of programmes at The Hunterian which contribute to the University's work-related learning agenda. She connects students with our collections in ways that develop their skills, enhance their experience and boost our audience through their creativity.  Current programmes include:

Hunterian Associates Programme through which Postgraduate Researchers connect their thesis studies with objects from our collections and develop public engagement events or resources.
MUSE (Museum University Student Educator) programme, in which students of any level develop and deliver tours to the public and support promotional events.
Hunterian Exhibition Development Course and Project Placement. Students of Museum Studies and other Arts related programmes can choose this credit bearing option as part of their Postgraduate study (MSc / MLitt)
Other credit bearing work placements and occasional extra-curricular voluntary projects

Short Biography
Ruth was appointed as Student Engagement Officer at The Hunterian in December 2011.   She came to the role with varied experience as a professional trainer and educator spanning public and private sector organisations, primary and higher education and cultural heritage. Ruth is a Business Studies Graduate (Manchester Metropolitan University, 1987), a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with a Diploma in Training Management (Stow College, Glasgow, 1996) and a qualified Primary Teacher (PGDE, 2006 University of Strathclyde) with 5 years of teaching experience.

As a Training and Development Consultant at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 2001 – 2004, Ruth was responsible for the re-development and co-ordination of the museum’s Assistant Curator Development Programme, and the organisation of a Museums Administrators Conference.  Other Training Consultancy positions include Informatics CTEC (IT Training), 1996 – 1999; Napier University, 2000 – 2001; British Energy, 2004 – 2005; University of Glasgow (IT Training and project implementation), 2010 –2011.  From 1989 – 1996 Ruth worked in the field of Social Economic Development and Research, firstly as a researcher for the Training & Employment Research Unit, Univeristy of Glasgow and later as a Development Officer for Local Economic Development agencies (Castlemilk Economic Development Agency and Community Business Fife).