From the Department:
There's never been a better time to study with the Department of Museum Studies at Leicester. Our world-class reputation has been given a further boost in the recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) with the Department being rated as having the 'greatest cluster of world-leading researchers of any discipline in any university in the UK' https://securewebmail.le.ac.uk/owa/redir.aspx?C=fd3742d91e2c4846a2abca601eafeb1a&URL=http%3a%2f%2fnews.bbc.co.uk%2f1%2fhi%2feducation%2f7788718.stm . The University was also recently recognised as the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2008-9.
I would like to extend a warm invitation to you for our annual Open Day and Evening on **Wednesday 18 February 2009**. This event will give you the opportunity to get to know more about our courses, meet some of our staff, and explore our campus. Separate sessions are being organised for those interested in studying on campus, or by distance learning.
Full details of the event are available at http://www.le.ac.uk/ms/news/openday2009.html To book your place, simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name, the course(s) you are interested in, and stating whether you will be attending in the day or evening.
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.