The Hunterian, University of Glasgow has recently introduced regular public gallery tours led by student MUSEs (Museum University Student Educators). Guides are recruited in conjunction with the University’s Careers Service. The popular 30-minute tours offer an excellent learning experience to the students and a unique interpretative perspective on the collections for visitors. The public response has been extremely enthusiastic. In the first year of the programme, student MUSEs came mainly from Arts based disciplines but 2013 has witnessed a growing interest by students from science and social science based disciplines, increasing impact across the University’s four Colleges. MUSEs increasingly help to communicate student engagement activities to the wider student body at University Open Days and Freshers Fairs.
Museum University Student Educators