Event Report: Student Advocate Scheme Conference and Training Day 2013

On 19th June, 2013, we held the inaugural BAPAM Student Advocate Scheme Conference and Training Day with 24 delegates from the University of Leeds, Birmingham Conservatoire, Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, London Studio Centre and Dance UK).

With further input from the BAPAM team and a number of expert clinicians, the variety of interests and experience in the room ensured a stimulating and productive day. There was a lot of ground to cover in a short time. A career as a professional performing artist can be mentally and physically demanding. The Student Advocate Scheme is an adaptable, highly effective way to engage performance students, department staff and education institutions in the promotion of healthy practice as a core component of performing arts education, and of coordinating information provision and local networks.

During the conference and training day, we looked at how the scheme has worked so far at the University of Leeds, some background in performers’ health, adapting the scheme to work at different institutions, key roles, BAPAM’s service provision, and strategies for the future.

Student Advocate Scheme Manager, Naomi Norton’s detailed report follows:

BAPAM Student Advocate Scheme Conference and Training Day 2013 Report 

 

 

 

 

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