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Helen Carter

Helen Carter

Receptionist, Scott Polar Research Institute



  • 2018-present: Scott Polar Research Institute, Receptionist
  • 2017-2018: The Polar Museum, Temporary Museum Assistant
  • 2016-2017: British Schools Museum, Collections Assistant
  • 2016-2017: England Netball Heritage Project Officer
  • 2014- 2016: Hitchin British Schools' Museum Collections Intern
  • 2013-2016: University of Hertfordshire Heritage Hub Assistant


  • 2012 – 2014: University of Hertfordshire: MA by Research in History
    Research focus: Education and Social Mobility 1870-1914: A Study of Four Schools in the Registration District of Hitchin in Hertfordshire
  • 2009 – 2012: University of Hertfordshire: BA (Hons) History: 2.1
    Dissertation focus: Teaching methods in Victorian England based around the Hitchin British Boys' and Girls' Schools in Hertfordshire. Dissertation Degree Class: 1.0

Other training includes: Level 2 qualification in IT; Institute of Historical Research Course: Databases in historical research. Familiarity with CALM, training in Modes and experience of using eHive for digitisation of records. Attended SHARE Museum East courses on a variety of museum topics. Have contributed to oral history projects with the University of Hertfordshire, including one in Australia.

Awarded Hertfordshire University Santander Scholarship for contributions to the field of local history and bringing local organisations in touch with the University.