Seeking new delegates for the User Advisory Group

Montage of documents from The National Archives: Public Record Office, Chancery Lane, 1892 (catalogue reference MPI 1 169/10), Richmond, the Park, Petersham, 17th Century (catalogue reference MPE 1/986), Census form for vessels, HMS Beagle, 1861 (catalogue reference RG 9/1085), Britannia statue, Primrose Hill August 1841 (catalogue reference MPE 1/1608), Weathervane, Wrest Park, Bedfordshire 1948-1966 (catalogue reference WORK 31/1993 ), Trials of John Rackam and others, pirates,16 November 1720 (catalogue reference CO 137/14)

Montage of documents from The National Archives

Would you like to represent the views of archive users and help to improve The National Archives’ services? If you are a regular archive user then we want to hear from you. We are seeking four new voluntary representatives to join our User Advisory Group (UAG).

The User Advisory Group aims to give people who use our services the opportunity to participate in The National Archives’ planning and decision making processes.

Delegates represent ‘the voice’ of different sections of our user community, not only their own interests. As well as attending meetings, each delegate has a responsibility to engage with members of their user communities, to share information and to gather feedback.

We would particularly like to hear from users who feel they could effectively represent one or more of the following user groups:

  • academics  – we are especially interested in hearing from academics (not just historians) with links to one or more of the learned societies, and who use The National Archives’ services
  • Map Room users – particularly those working with pre-1800 records
  • family history Societies – someone who is part of the network of family history societies
  • onsite personal interest researchers – particularly those interested in areas other than genealogy

Go to the UAG pages to find out more about the groups already represented, our current delegates and how to submit an expression of interest. You can also read a blog from UAG representative, Susan Moore.

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