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International Story GRAB lunch

Today was the opportunity to give the wider University community an overview of the International Story so far at a special GRAB (Global Regional Activity Briefing) lunch.

The International Story in collaboration with the International Heritage project (covering Special Collections and The Hunterian) usually supports these GRAB lunches with pop-up displays relating to the particular region in focus, from the Americas and South East Asia to China and India.

However, this time it was the turn of the International Story and the University’s Unique Collections that was the focus, which drew staff attention to the extensive range of international stories held in the Archives and Collections. With an introduction from Jim Conroy, Vice-Principal Internationalisation and Lesley Richmond, Deputy Director of University Library and University Archivist, the programme of events was jammed packed and included the following presentations

  • The University of Glasgow’s International Story so far
  • Discovering the International Stories  (Edith Halvarsson and Sophia Yu, Club 21 International Project Placement Students)
  • What’s available to promote the University? – Bespoke gifts available from the University Shop (Matthew Williams, University Shop Manager)
  • The University’s Scottish Business Archive – an unrivalled collection of renown Scottish business innovations and connections around the world (Kiara King, Assistant Archivist, Business Collections)
  • The University’s Archivesauthenticating the University’s International links (Moira Rankin, Head of Archive Services).

The pop-up display was included items from Special Collections (Samantha Gilchrist), Archives (Kiara King) and the Hunterian (Nicky Reeves)

We hope that this overview of the project has shown how the University’s Collections can be employed to great effect. This resource has proved itself as a valuable resource, able to provide University-wide support, be it in international engagement and networking, or student engagement.

We would urge you to discover how the extensive range of international stories held in Archives and Collections can help you make connections. Contact us: ugs@archives.gla.ac.uk

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