The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New MA Distance-learning blog

Ever wondered what it's like to be an MA distance-learning student in the Department (I was one, so I already know all about it!)? Then take a look at the new blog dedicated to documenting and reflecting upon last week's distance-learning Summer School here in Leicester. It seems they all had a great time - lots of eating, drinking, gossiping, shopping, socialising and a little bit of learning. ;) Just like our own PhD Research Week, in fact!

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