Posts Tagged ‘student welfare’

Student Advocate Scheme 2014 Training Day Report

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

The second BAPAM Student Advocate Scheme Training Day and Conference took place on Monday 9th June 2014 at the Musicians’ Union offices in London with 29 delegates attending from 8 different performing arts institutions. Representatives from BAPAM, the Musicians’ Union,  Help Musicians UK, Dance UK and Musical Impact also attended.

The programme for the day included lecture sessions about the history and progress of the Student Advocate Scheme and a number of workshop sessions giving delegates the opportunity to discuss various aspects of the scheme and how it could be adapted to work at their institution. The current advocates from the University of Leeds, Birmingham Conservatoire and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama spoke about their experiences as student advocates, offering a valuable opportunity for potential new advocates and supervisors to ask questions.

Following the success of the day, a further 6 institutions are interested in joining the scheme during the coming academic year: The University of York, Anglia Ruskin University, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, The Royal College of Music, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.

Please see the below report from SAS Manager Naomi Norton, who can be contacted using the address naomi.norton@bapam.org.uk.

BAPAM Student Advoate Scheme Training Day Report 2014

2012 Conservatoire Health and Wellbeing Symposium

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Hosted by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on Tuesday 10th July, this symposium brings representatives from student services, student welfare and student unions from across all UK conservatoires together to discuss issues in and around:

  • Sustaining and enhancing desirable environments for study
  • Promoting and developing health and wellbeing resources
  • Enriching student experience and performance
  • Building participatory partnerships where best practice can be shared

Representatives of the Healthy Universities project and the Healthy Orchestra Charter as well as the Musicians Benevolent Fund Student Health Scheme will be there to join the discussion and share ideas on ‘How conservatoires deal with…’