Trinity Laban postgraduate spend highest in the UK

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Recent statistics out from the Guardian, Postgraduate Tables 2014, shows that Trinity Laban topped the tables for both dance and music in the amount that it spends on each postgraduate student.

Trinity Laban's Faculty of Dance received a 10 out of 10 score, coming top (with Royal College of Art) out of 42 higher education institutions polled; and the Faculty of Music also came top (with Royal College of Music) with 10 out of 10, out of 29 other institutions.

The Guardian says that the amount of money that an institution spends providing a subject (not including the costs of academic staff) is divided by the volume of students learning the subject to derive this measure, which applies to all students and not just postgraduates.

Added to this figure is the amount of money the institution has spent on academic services over the last two years, including library and computing facilities, divided by the volume of students enrolled at the university in each of those two years.

Trinity Laban Principal, Professor Anthony Bowne, said he wasn't surprised by the 100% result: "Trinity Laban prides itself on providing high level, intensive, one-on-one tuition by some of the best music and dance artists in the world. It is this sort of investment that is earning Trinity Laban such a strong reputation for quality teaching; and ensures the best possible success for our graduates when they leave us and take the next step in their career."

Picture - Trinity Laban's postgraduate dance company, Transitions. Photo credit Chris Nash.



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