The Visitor Studies Group: Championing excellent visitor experiences

Newsletter – March 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:

•    Bursary now open to applications!
•    Conference 2016 

•    All membership renewal due 1st April
•    AGM highlights and minutes

Bursary Open to Applications!
The Alison James Professional Development Bursary is now open to applications.  Providing £500 to be used for travel expenses, conference fees or related expenses, the bursary is open to students or early career professionals (up to two years experience in visitor studies).  The deadline for applications is Monday 11th April.  Open to all members and staff of organisations that are members, please forward the link to the bursary page on our website to anyone you think may benefit from this award.

2016 conference report
The VSG committee are currently recovering from our annual conference.  The sold out event was held in the Royal Geographical Society, 16th to 18th March. We would like to thank all of our speakers for their thought provoking presentations and workshops, and also our delegates for their contributions to some very stimulating and inspiring conversations and debates. We have pulled together many of the tweets across the days into a Storify so if you weren’t able to attend, you can catch up here.  PDFs of all of the presentations are also available on our website.

Membership renewal due 1st April
Your continued membership helps the Visitor Studies Group to maintain and grow a community of advocates for audience research.  Please renew by 1st April to remain part of our knowledge and skill sharing group.  Information regarding individual or organisational renewal can be found on our website.

AGM highlights and Minutes
VSG held a brief AGM during this year’s conference.  The minutes are available on our website. We’d like to take this opportunity to say farewell to Sheena Muncie, Sabine Doolin and Lyndsey Clark, and to thank them for all of their amazing work over their time with VSG.  We would also like congratulate Lorna Williams, our new Deputy Chair, Christopher Whitby as Committee Helper, and Nicôle Meehan as Administrator.

As always, the email address for getting in touch is


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