The Archives and Special Collections team can provide unique and specialised resources to support a range of services to staff at both Falmouth University and the University of Exeter.


Examples of the teaching sessions we can work with you to provide include:

  • the provision of materials relevant to your subject for use in sessions
  • one-off sessions introducing our Collections
  • an introduction to topics in our Collections of use for dissertations or final projects topics
  • skills sessions - for example an introduction to palaeography (reading handwriting)

In 2011, the Archive and Special Collections team were involved with a research project to investigate the pedagogic value of using archives with creative arts students.  The research found that students engage most fully with original materials when set specific assignments to use Archives and Special Collections, and also that the most effective interaction came from those students who had been repeatedly exposed to archive material from the earliest stages of their degree.  As such, we would be delighted to discuss the possibilities for embedding the use of archives into your teaching regimes.  Full details of the research project and its outcomes can be found on the ‘Out of the Box’ project blog.


As many of our Collections have been deposited only recently, we hold a wealth of records with unique research potential. We would be delighted to introduce these Collections to you to explore extentend researh opportunities for postgraduate work.

Marketing and other uses

We are also able to support non-academic staff, for example in the provision of information and images for marketing purposes.

Please have a look at our Collections page for further details of our holdings and do contact Sarah C Jane, Archivist and Special Collections Officer for a chat about how we can best support you: tel 01326 254303 or email