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Archives: Help For Academic Staff

Information relating to archive material held both in Hull and across the country

Support for Learning and Teaching

Part of the role of Hull University Archives (HUA) is to provide support for learning and teaching. HUA Staff offer ‘Introduction to Archives’ sessions for students, which can be incorporated into taught modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The sessions are delivered at Hull History Centre and last 2 hours. They consist of an introductory talk delivered by HUA staff, followed by a tour of the Centre, and culminating in time allotted to examine a sample of archives representative of the sort of material held at Hull History Centre.

Sessions are designed to introduce students to the concept, method and challenges of using archives for research. They can be delivered as a general introduction with illustrative examples being drawn from across our collections.

Bespoke Sessions

We are also able to tailor content to suit the needs of specific modules. Bespoke sessions deliver the same learning outcomes as the general session, however, illustrative examples are drawn from subject specific collections and research techniques. HUA staff are happy to work with tutors to develop such bespoke content, but would request that contact be made at the beginning of the academic year in which the session is required.

If you wish to arrange an 'Introduction to Archives' session, please contact the University Archivist, Simon Wilson, at or on 01482 317502.