Trinity Laban offers an extensive programme of professional development events for research students and staff.

Listed below are the core sessions for 2018/19.

Sessions may be added throughout the year in response to research students' and researchers' requests.

Research Professional Development 2018/19

Some core sessions for Trinity Laban staff and postgraduate students are listed below. Details of additional Researcher PD events are published as part of our institutional programme in the Aacademic Development Calendar.

Sessions listed here take place on occasional Wednesdays in the
Research Hub, Faculty of Dance.


 

Project Based Work in the Performing Arts

Date/time: 13 Feb 2019, 15.00-16.00
Facilitator: Charles Linehan
Who should attend: RDP students, MFA students, staff
By the end of the session you will:

  • Have knowledge of the pragmatic nature of how independent artists work with management, funding bodies, promoters, producers and venues to realise work in the performing arts.

 

Conferences: How to Choose, How to Submit 

Date/time: 13 Mar 2019, 15.00-16.00
Facilitators: Sophie Fuller, Emma Redding
Who should attend: RDP students, MFA students, staff
By the end of the session you will:

  • Have gained an understanding of the benefits of attending and presenting your research at academic conferences, study days, symposia etc.
  • Have received advice on how to identify conferences etc. that are relevant to you.
  • Have received advice on how to prepare an abstract and submit it to a programme committee.

 

Preparing for Your MPhil to PhD Upgrade

Date/time: Wed 20 March 2019, 15.00-16.00
Facilitator: Jonathan Clark
Who should attend: RDP students
Format of the session:
presentation followed by Q&A
By the end of the session you will have knowledge of:

  • what materials you will be expected to submit
  • strategies to prepare for and handle the examination

 

Thesis Formatting and Viva-Voce Examination Preparation

Date/time: Wed 1 May 2019, 15.15.-16.15
Facilitator: John Irving
Who should attend: RDP students
By the end of the session you will have:

  • Familiarity with presentational issues in the final PhD submission.
  • Preparation strategies for the viva examination.
  • Strategies for handling the viva itself.

 

Diversity and the Arts

Date/time: Wed 8 May 2019, 11.00-12.00 
Facilitator: Louise Jackson
Who should attend: RDP students, MFA students, staff
By the end of the session you will:

  • Understand diversity as an intersectional lens through which research in the arts should be considered.
  • Be aware of diversity in relation to your own research, in particular how research processes can function as ‘gatekeeper’ for excluding the marginalized and under-represented.
  • Recognise explicit bias and normativity in arts research and how to critically question your processes to ensure effective and inclusive practice.

 

Academic and Non-Academic Writing

Date/time: Wed 22 May 2019, 11.00-12.00 
Facilitator: Jonathan Clark
Who should attend: RDP students, MFA students, staff
By the end of the session you will:

  •  Have gained an understanding of the common submission procedures for peer-reviewed journals.
  •  Have received advice on choosing journals.
  •  Have received advice in the main writing requirements of quality journals.
  •  Have received advice on how to negotiate with journals/journal editors during the publication process.

 

Please contact the Research Administrator Angela Kerkhoff for further details on any of the above events.

Trinity Laban staff and students can also find further details on Research PD events on Moodle.