Training and Cohort development

Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Joint Training Programme   2017 – 2018

This is the current program of training and other events organized for CDP students. Full details about individual events will be sent out nearer when they happen. Places for some events and activities may be limited. While some events are open to all students, others are aimed at second and third year students. These activities are organized for students studying for PhDs as part of the Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme, but we welcome other Collaborative Doctoral Award students to participate, if there are places.

Event registration is via eventbrite email invite – an email will be send out when bookings are expected to open.


Wednesday 29th November – Friday 1st December 2017Study Visit to York

Open to all students

Residential two night stay in York with a chance to learn more about the Hepworth Wakefield, The National Railway Museum & Historic England


Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd February 2018 – Digital Humanities, Collections and Heritage – Current challenges and futures

The Imperial War Museum & The National Archives

Two day workshop open to all students 


Wednesday March 14th 2018 – Good Research Practice (Copyright & Intellectual Property)

Tate Britain, London

1st and 2nd Year Students

An introduction to good research practice, including issues such as copyright and intellectual property.


Thursday 8th March 2018Using Photography & Film in your Research – (this training session was postponed from November 3rd 2017) 

National Science and Media Museum, Bradford

1st & 2nd Year students


Monday 23rd April – Using Archives (changed to one day workshop)

The British Library

Students in any year

One day training and workshop on using and getting the most from archives


POSTPONED until Autumn term 2018 (Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd May 2018) – Challenging Histories/History from Objects 

Oxford University Museums (venues TBC)

Students in any year

Two days of workshops an introduction to the challenges faced by the cultural heritage sector in interpreting and displaying difficult or sensitive topics, and as such is intended to help CDP students broaden and deepen their knowledge of the sector, as they embark on their collaborative doctoral studies. Also for students who work with objects in their research, with opportunities to present their research and learn from other people working in the field. 


Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd May 2018 – Making Exhibitions and Galleries,

The National Museum of Scotland & The National Galleries of Scotland

2nd and 3rd Year Students

A two day workshop about how exhibitions and galleries are developed, with practical exercises to learn some of key skills in developing ideas for displays.


June 6th & 7th 2018 – Developing your Career & Making Money

The Science Museum & the V&A, London

2nd and 3rd Year Students

Two day workshop on how to develop you career and learn what employers look for when appointing new staff. Including an introduction to the range of funding that is available for research, and to support other areas of museums, libraries and heritage, with a practical session in how grants award panels work.


Monday 25th – Wednesday 27th June 2018

Historic Environment field based workshop

Glasgow, Scotland 

Students in any year (priority for Historic England, English Heritage & HES students)

A practical workshop led by staff from Historic Environment Scotland for students working in the area of the Historic Environment.


Thursday 13th September 2018CDP Conference


Open to all students




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