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The Visitor Studies Group: Championing excellent visitor experiences

The latest news and upcoming events from The Visitor Studies Group (VSG)
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Bursary applications open!

Applications for the 2017 Alison James Professional Development Bursary are now open.  In 2017 the VSG annual bursary will provide financial assistance to those in the early stages of their career to provide support and encouragement in their professional development. The closing date for applications this year is Monday 8 May 2017. Applicants will be expectedMore

Conference reflections

This year, the Visitor Studies Group were happy to be able to offer a bursary to assist one person to attend our conference.  Louise Treble of Glasgow Museums was the deserving recipient and through the bursary was able to attend the full two day conference.  Louise has kindly summarised her experience of the conference: As theMore

Conference programme announced!

The full programme  for the Visitor Studies Group’s 2017 conference, ”Measuring up”: ways of capturing social value and more intangible outcomes’ is available to view now. We think this is one of our most exciting programmes yet, featuring speakers from a diverse range of organisations and institutions both within and outside of the heritage sector. A sample ofMore

Newsletter – November 2016

**Please note that the information below was correct at the time of being emailed to members but may have changed since.   In this newsletter: •  Conference bookings open! •  Keynote speakers •  Conference bursary – apply now •  Conference poster session •  Festive socials – Glasgow and London We have been a very busyMore

Conference 2017 – poster session

Do you have recent work relevant to our 2017 theme that you would like to share at our conference? Why not sign up to our poster session?  At the end of day one we will be gathering for a glass of wine at which point there will be an opportunity for delegates to look at theMore

Conference keynotes announced

We are very excited to announce our keynote speakers for our 2017 conference. Janice Lane , Director of Learning, Exhibitions and Digital Media at National Museum Wales and Anoushka Kenley of the  National Philanthropy Capital will both share their experience of, and expertise in, tacking the issues inherent in measuring social impact.  We are looking forward to hearing their cross-sectoral perspectives.

December socials!

We are planning two festive social events in December, one in London and one in Glasgow.  We would love to see you at either, or both!   Glasgow, 1st December Come along to Brewdog (1397 Argyle St) at 6pm for a wee drink and some friendly visitor studies chat.   Kelvin Hall is just around the cornerMore

Newsletter – May 2016

In this newsletter:
• Open call for new Committee Member and Committee Helper
• July Masterclass in York
• Masterclass bursary
• Post-masterclass social
• Alison James Bursary winnerMore

Social event in London!

Join VSG committee members to catch up on all things visitor studies over a drink or two.  Find out what others are up to and share questions, thoughts and experiences on research and evaluation, or anything else that’s on your mind.  Plus we’ll be chatting about our 2017 conference theme, hot off the press! When:More

Masterclass places available

**Booking for this event is now closed – please keep an eye out for more masterclasses in the future** The Visitor Studies Group is running a special masterclass with Lisa Baxter (founder of The Experience Business) July 7th, 10.00 – 16.30 at the National Railway Museum (York).  Perfect for those with experience in visitor researchMore

Open call for Committee Member and Helper

  Please note that the deadline for expressing interest is Friday 17th June. We are looking to recruit one new Member and one new Helper to our committee . Are you who is passionate about visitor studies and audience research?  Would you like to help us champion visitor studies as a force for evidence-based decision-making toMore

Conference Keynote Speakers

Conference Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to welcome two keynote speakers to this years’ conference who can open up the discussion on how we turn audience research into action. Lamia Dabboussy is Head of Audience Planning and Brand Insight at the BBC and Esme Ward is Head of Learning and Engagement at The Whitworth and Manchester Museum atMore

Access All Areas? – Manchester

Wednesday 11 November Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Following the success and feedback from our Access all Areas? event last year in Edinburgh, we are excited to offer another full-day session in Manchester that will focus on access and accessibility within the cultural sector. The programme for the day is available on the  Event Page . Presentations haveMore

“Access all Areas?” Manchester – Call for Papers

“Access all Areas?” Manchester – Call for Papers

Following the success and feedback from our “Access all Areas?” event last year in Edinburgh, we are excited to offer a similar session in Manchester that focuses on access and accessibility within the cultural sector. Aimed at people who work in visitor studies, learning and engagement, “Access All Areas?” will take a deeper look atMore

Informal Networking Events

Informal Networking Events

Our members always tell us that opportunities for networking are really important and with the new ‘school year’ starting soon we thought why not get together and see whats going on in the visitor focused world. Informal Networking Events are planned in London , Edinburgh and in the planning stage for Manchester. Follow the links for moreMore

Conference 2016

Conference 2016

The programme is now out and bookings open for our VISITOR STUDIES GROUP CONFERENCE 2016 which will be held on 16th and 17th March 2016 at the Royal Geographical Society, London. The theme for the conference is “Visitor Studies: It’s what you do with it!” How can visitor studies have real impact? How does visitor research influence decisionsMore