Another year has dawned upon us and the activities of the University of Canberra’s Cultural Heritage Collective (a student group formed from the Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and Conservation) are in full swing. The Collective, formed in 2013, has a primary aim to guide and nurture students through professional development activities, social events and networking opportunities. It has its own Facebook page where students can share news, opportunities, and interesting links.
In previous years, we have assisted in giving students access to volunteering at various cultural institutions, both on campus at the University of Canberra and in the ACT, as well as assisting with social activities. This has become a crucial way in which students can engage with their fellow peers, and meet people from the industry.
This year, the Club have decided to focus on social and professional development events and have so far had one social gathering and a bake sale, to further market the club. The bake sale was successful in fundraising for the club, with funds raised to go towards future activities.
Our next event will be a seminar given by Vicki Humphreys of the NMA covering what Employers in the Heritage industry expect at a job interview.
Sam Cook, President of the University of Canberra Cultural Heritage Collective (scook9360[at]hotmail.com)