Can you spare a fiver?
This year we ask again if you can help support some of the newest membersof our community. We feel strongly that those starting out in their careerbenefit greatly from Conference, but we know that it is not always possiblefor them to meet the costs themselves or gain institutionalsupport.
Can you spare a fiver? Support New Professionals’ Conference Bursaries for #ARA2019 @ARAConf
26 March 2019
The ARA Conference is an exciting part of our professional lives. Attending gives unique opportunities to engage with professional issues, learn best practice and new ideas, and network with colleagues.
This year we ask again if you can help support some of the newest members of our community. We feel strongly that those starting out in their career benefit greatly from Conference, but we know that it is not always possible for them to meet the costs themselves or gain institutional support. So, for the last four years, many individual members have supported the Section for New Professionals in crowdfunding a bursary to send a member of the section to Conference.
This year we have set ourselves the target of raising £540 to provide a full conference bursary to a member of the Section for New Professionals to attend our annual Conference in Leeds (28-30 August). The bursary is open to any archivist, records manager or conservator early in their career.
To get things moving, the ARA Board has generously agreed to support the travel costs of the eventual recipient from central funds (to a maximum of £100).
Details of how to apply for the bursary – and other Conference bursaries on offer this year - are at: https://conference.archives.org.uk/bursaries
How you can help
So, can you spare a fiver, or maybe a bit more? However much you choose to give, anything is greatly appreciated. If just 108 members gave £5, we’d easily reach the total.
Sarah Brimble, Chair of the Section for New Professionals, in supporting the appeal, says:
‘The ARA Conference offers every new professional the chance to meet the widest range of colleagues and expand their knowledge of the sector. There’s nothing like it for building confidence and a feeling of belonging. The success of the bursary since 2015 is testament to both the community spirit and support and interest that more established members continue to show to new professionals embarking on a career in record keeping’.
What do you need to do?
It’s simple. Please visit our Golden Giving webpage at: https://www.goldengiving.com/appeal/archives-and-records-association and follow the instructions to make a donation. And we don’t have to stop at £540 - last year, your generosity meant that we exceeded the target and were able to award an additional day bursary to a new professional.
Many thanks in advance for your support,
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