Northern Bridge (Doctoral Training Partnership)

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Information about Northern Bridge (Doctoral Training Partnership)

Published on February 14, 2014

Author: AHRC



On Wednesday 29th January, the Doctoral Training Partnerships and Centres for Doctoral Training were launched at a conference at the University of Nottingham.

Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership

Northern Bridge: Our Partners BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art BBC Northern Ireland Belfast City Council Bowes Museum Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (NI) Durham Cathedral National Media Museum (Bradford) New Writing North Newcastle City Council Seven Stories: National Centre for Children’s Books Sage Gateshead Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Wordsworth Trust

Northern Bridge: Our Vision • To increase the depth and range of specialist training and promote interdisciplinarity from a strong research base • To use student engagement to drive innovation • To build on longstanding relationships with our Strategic Partners around training, employability and engagement • To promote the cultural dynamism of our cities and regions • To leverage funds and resources to increase studentships and improve facilities • To enhance access to our libraries, museums and facilities • To cement the Arts and Humanities at the heart of the research strategies of our 3 universities who have made a combined investment of £9m in Northern Bridge

Northern Bridge: Training and Development Individual students will have access to our Consortium’s jointly run: – Group language teaching – Placements with partner organisations – Evolving suite of specialist courses delivered face-to-face and via Audio-Visual methods – Student Innovation Forum Cohorts of students will join their peers annually in one venue for: – Autumn Conference – Winter School – Summer School – Completion & Leadership Workshop (third-years only)

Northern Bridge: Governance DTP Committee Responsible for annual review and chaired by the Consortium Director (the latter role will rotate every two years) 3 Management Committees + 3 Academic Directors Strategic Partners Forum An annual meeting of the Academic Directors, representatives of our Strategic Partners, International Advisers, Directors of Careers and Library Services, Student Representatives Student Innovation Forum Academic Directors, Postgraduate Training Co-ordinators, Student Representatives Studentship Committee Academic Directors, External Assessors, academics from each of the 3 universities

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