The Visitor Studies Group: Championing excellent visitor experiences

Two VSG bursaries open for applications!

We have opened applications to two bursaries that we will be offering in 2018.

The Alison James Professional Development Bursary is open to students and early career professionals.  It provides funds of up to £500 to cover travel, conference registration fees or other related expenses that will further careers or research within visitor studies.  The deadline for applications is Thursday 25th January 2018.  Download the application form on the bursary webpage.

Please email your completed application and reference to

The second bursary will offer one member of the Visitor Studies Group a free place at our upcoming annual conference.  The theme of the conference is  ‘Big data, big opportunities?’. *  To apply, send a single paragraph to detailing why you feel that you should attend this particular conference, and how it will assist you in your daily work or professional development.  The deadline for applications is 5th January 2018.

*Please note, travel or other expenses are not included in the bursary.

Bursary recipient, Louise Treble, from Glasgow Museums, has written a great short piece reflecting upon her experience of the conference. Read it here.


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