Meet the Team! UCLan Through the Ages Project Assistant

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Hard at work on my first day in the heritage corner of the office!

Hello, my name is Miriam and I am the new Heritage Project Assistant for the UCLan Through the Ages project. That means that I will help organise events and activities and do research around the history of UCLan.

I am currently a third year History, Museums and Heritage student. I feel very fortunate in that the UCLan Through the Ages project will enable me to gain valuable work experience in the field which I am studying. Thank you, UCLan Students’ Union!

I have always been interested in history, and I love to share this passion with others. As a History, Museums and Heritage student you learn not only how to dig deep into history, but how to make it visible to others. This can be challenging, as there are often little traces left of the history that came before the present day. Buildings get demolished and memories fade, and so the past can seem like a very different place.

At the moment, the University of Central Lancashire is at a crossroads. The main campus is being re-designed and old buildings will be taken down and replaced by new architecture. These changes provide an ideal opportunity to reflect upon the area and its history. Since arriving at UCLan I have noticed that this history seems somewhat neglected- I will do my best to rectify this! The project will make not only make the architectural change visible that occurred over the past centuries but will also uncover forgotten and/or neglected histories of local people.

So much for me. Watch this space as we are about to get started with lots of events and activities in the coming weeks!

If you feel inspired, why not volunteer for the UCLan Through the Ages project? Read more about the volunteering here: Become a Volunteer!

Or if you have any suggestions for upcoming events, why not get in touch through our Contact Us page.

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Meet the Team! UCLan Through the Ages Project Coordinator

Me on placement in the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, one of UCLan Through the Ages partners!

Hello readers!

I’m Hannah, the Project Coordinator for UCLan Through the Ages. I have been involved with the project since its launch in February 2016 where I originally started working for the project as the Heritage Project Assistant student staff member whilst in my final year studying History, Museum and Heritage Studies at UCLan. After graduation, I was able to carry on my time at UCLan and became the coordinator for UCLan Through the Ages.

I am extremely excited to be part of such a brilliant project and to be able to help and encourage students to engage with local history and heritage. The history of UCLan and Preston is incredibly interesting and diverse, to showcase this we have a fab range of activities and events in the planning and I cannot wait to share these with you all!

My job usually varies from day to day but my roles include planning and putting on events, managing volunteers, running the project’s social media accounts, researching and working with students, staff and the local community.

As a recent graduate I count myself very lucky to have a job doing what I love! I currently split my time between coordinating the project, studying part time for an MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies and volunteering for various heritage projects in the North West.

For any project question please drop me an email at hbeattie1@uclan.ac.uk or HeritageProject@uclan.ac.uk.

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Look out for our next post from Miriam, the newly appointed project assistant who explains a bit more about the need for the project!