Add your experiences to the University Pandemic Archive

We are creating an archive of staff and student experiences of University life during the COVID-19 pandemic and we need your help to make it a useful resource for future generations of researchers!

All students are invited to contribute to the Pandemic Archive to help us to preserve experiences, thoughts and other interesting insights from this time, to be studied in years to come.

This material, both digital and physical, will be stored in the University Library’s Special Collections & Archives, accompanying records of the University’s official response to the crisis, which are currently being collected.

How to submit experiences to the archive

The easiest way to contribute to the archive is to submit digital contributions by completing the submission form. Please follow the instructions on the form and upload files directly.

To submit physical contributions to the archive, please complete the form below and then post the material to us at the following address:

Pandemic Archive
Special Collections and Archives
Libraries, Museums and Galleries
PO Box 123
L69 3DA

For processing purposes, please do remember to include your name and contact details in the package.

Submission Ideas

We encourage you to submit honest and personal reflections of your experiences during this time. Submissions are welcomed in a variety of formats, including but not limited to:

  • photographs
  • creative projects
  • scrapbooks
  • written content (letters, diaries, essays)
  • social media posts (screenshots/grabs)
  • printed ephemera (posters, flyers, advertisements)
  • audio and video content

Accepted digital file formats may include DOCX, PDF, TIFF, JPEG, GIF, WAV, MP3, MP4, .MOV.

We look forward to receiving your contributions!

Find out more about the University Archive

Find out more about the University’s archive, which includes administrative records, personal papers of former staff and students, photographs and objects relating to the history and function of the institution since its very beginning.