Individual and Group Archive Induction and Guidance Sessions

Archives Supporting Students

Archive staff are committed to helping and supporting undergraduate and postgraduate students in utilising our Archival collections to help students understand how our Archives can be used to assist in their research.

We are keen to make our Archival collections accessible to all of our students, researchers and academic staff and would like to highlight some of the services we can offer in order to achieve this.

Individual Archive Induction and Guidance Sessions

If you are a UEL student and would like some guidance on using our archive collections to discover whether we hold any materials relevant for your area of study, you can request a half-hour one-to-one induction session with the Archivist. This session will aim to provide you with an overview of the relevant archives that UEL holds within your subject field whilst providing guidance on how to search both internal and external archival catalogues for any further archival research you may do.

We can also offer bookable one-to-one sessions with the Archivist for students wishing to develop their ideas for research projects based on our Archival collections. These sessions would provide an opportunity for you to discuss your proposals and to consider the Archival resources are available to support your work.

These sessions can also help with:

We can advise on:

  • Using the UEL Archives to help find primary source materials for a chosen dissertation topic.
  • Assisting with citation guidance on how to cite archival references in your work.
  • Locating archival collections held externally and providing guidance on using online databases and catalogues to assist in finding archival collections, held in both digital and hard copy formats.

To request a one-to-one guidance session, please complete our online form.

Group Archive Induction and Guidance Sessions

We are also equally happy to arrange for group induction and guidance sessions for the UEL Archives. We welcome requests to arrange group sessions formal induction for students on a particular module or course; introducing the Archives to a student society, or working with student groups who may be interested in developing project ideas with an archival component in connection with their courses. To date, we have experience of running courses for:

If you would like to discuss your ideas with us to see how we can help you to develop them, please do contact us for further information. Please email



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