Work Experience

Work Experience

Archives & Special Collections provides in-course placements to University of Glasgow students on particular courses - your academic will tell you if this option is available to you.

When we can, we also make available some internships for University of Glasgow students via the Careers Service's Internship Hub.

In 2018/19, we offered one half-day's shadowing with the Archives & Special Collections customer service team at 13 Thurso St, to current or former University of Glasgow students.  This shadowing opportunity was designed to give a brief insight into the delivery of our reading room services.  To add your name to the waiting list, we asked you to email archives@glasgow.ac.uk with your name, contact details, degree course, and years of study, and any preferences in terms of dates and days of the week.

Note: We're now considering what we can offer for 2019/20.

For information about a career in archives, see our Archivists page

Examples of past in-course and Internship Hub projects 

Glasgow University's Great War Project

Madeleine French - South African WW1 Alumni (film) (History)

Bethany Garry - WW1 Alumni and the Necropolis (film) (History, Spanish and Religious Studies)

International Story

Cristina Chiran - Romania (film) (MA Digital Media & Information Studies)

Xinyang Yu - China (film) (MSc Media Management)

List of contributors to date.

Stoddard-Templeton Archive Cataloguing Project

Zoe Coleman - The 1931 Persian Art exhibition and its Templeton legacy (1 page, 3.75mb‌, pdf) (History of Art)

House of Fraser Archive Project

(1 page, 750kb,‌ pdf) (History of Art)

(1 page, 1.22mb,‌ pdf) (History of Art)

Preservation and Conservation Projects 

Andreea DumaThe Silver Gelatin Process (1 page, 663kb,‌ pdf) (Technical Art History)

Brittany JohnstonThe Robertson Family Ambrotype Photographs  (1 page, 1.4mb,‌ pdf) (Technical Art History)

Claire RichardsArchitectural Plans  (1 page, 1.53mb,‌ pdf) (History of Art)

Kimberly Frost - Sir Gilbert Scott's Architecture: A Victorian Vision on Paper (1 page, 1.37mb,‌ pdf) (History of Art)

Kacper Kuznicki - The Blackhouse Charters Conservation Programme: Parchment Preservation (1 page, 2.3mb,‌ pdf) (History of Art) 

Raquel MendezAnalysis and Basic Conservation Treatment of Glass Plate Negatives (1 page, 838kb,‌ pdf) (Technical Art History)

Seonaid Rogers - Conservation Analysis and Basic Conservation Treatment of Wax Seals (1 page, 11.3mb,‌ pdf) (History of Art) 

Ekaterina Vinokurova - Conservation Analysis and Preservation Treatment of Parchment Documents (1 page, 873kB, pdf) (Technical Art History)

Yuchen Qian - Egg for a Memorable Moment: Visit of Queen Victoria to Queen Margaret College (1 page, 3.6 MB, pdf) (Technical Art History)

Elin Lundmark - Stoddard-Templeton Design Archive: Techniques for Design Made Accessible (1 page, 7 MB, pdf) (Technical Art History 2017/18)‌