Monday, June 18, 2018

MA in Music Education, University College London | EMI Sound Foundation Education Bursaries

MA in Music Education, University College London

EMI Sound Foundation Education Bursaries




Join the largest group of graduate students in music education in the United Kingdom with new tuition-fee support for an MA degree


University College London's MA in Music Education and EMI Sound Foundation, part of Universal Music Group, are delighted to announce a new bursary. This will provide 50% tuition-fee support to eligible students and additional funding for resources.    


About the bursary


50% tuition-fee support will be offered to successful candidates who study on the MA in Music Education. For current fees and programme details, see the link below. The bursary will enable eligible students employed in a UK school or other music education context during their studies to undertake research-and-development as part of an individually-focussed MA dissertation. This work must impact positively on that educational context and align with one of the following themes:


·                The wider benefits of music, such as music and literacy, music and mathematics, music and science, music and social inclusion

·                The use of music technology in supporting musical learning

·                Music, adolescence and mental health

·                Addressing gender differences in musical participation, e.g., engaging boys in singing, encouraging girls to learn instruments commonly associated with males

·                Effective practice in whole-class instrumental teaching, and sustaining learning beyond First Access/Wider Opportunities

·                Music, wellbeing and mental health

·                Engaging vulnerable and marginalised groups, or those less likely to participate in music, e.g. "looked-after" children, those from particular cultural groups (e.g. Muslim girls), recent immigrants, children and young people living in areas of high multiple deprivation (rural, suburban, inner city), pupil premium children

·                Introducing new musical genres into classroom music


A further £5,000 will be available each year and act as a ring-fenced support fund for all the bursary recipients. Bursary recipients will be able to apply to this one-off £5,000 fund for additional financial support to help with resources for their practical work during the MA, e.g. music resources.  


The UCL Institute of Education and its Music Education MA


Ranked number one for education worldwide in the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 QS World University Rankings, the UCL Institute of Education was awarded the 2015 Queen's Anniversary Prize. In 2014, the Institute secured "outstanding" grades from Ofsted on every criterion for its initial teacher training, across primary, secondary and further education programmes. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment, the Institute was top for "research power" in education. Its programmes are fuelled by cutting-edge research by world-leading academics. Founded in 1902, the Institute currently has more than 8,000 students and 800 staff working across a range of postgraduate programmes.


At the Institute, the Music Education MA introduces students to research and research-informed practice at the forefront of music education. The MA provides tools for interrogating musical and educational assumptions, values and practices. It helps students to expand their understanding of effective music teaching, evaluation and assessment across the lifespan. Graduates from the programme are currently working e.g. as music teachers in primary and secondary schools, instrumental teachers, Further Education lecturers, music education hub managers, arts, health and wellbeing therapists, university lecturers, musical performers and advocates for the arts. For more information on the MA, please see:


EMI Music Sound Foundation


The EMI Music Sound Foundation, supported by Universal Music, is an independent music education charity established in 1997 to celebrate the centenary of EMI Records and to improve young peoples' access to music education in the UK. Further information on the charity can be found at  


Further information and application forms


For further information, an informal discussion about the EMI Sound Foundation Education Bursaries, or an application form, please contact Dr David Baker, Programme Leader, MA in Music Education, at or call 0207 612 6460.






Friday, June 15, 2018

Fwd: Art, Music, and the Brain (19-20 July, Goldsmiths, University of London)

Art, Music, and the Brain

19th-20th July 2018, Goldsmiths, University of London

Please join us for 'Art, Music and the Brain', a 2 day celebration of
the science of the arts, including the 10 year anniversary of the MSc
in Music Mind and Brain (MMB) and the launch of the new MSc degree in
Psychology of the Arts, Neuroaesthetics and Creativity (PANC) at
Goldsmiths. The events features keynotes by Dr Rebecca Schaefer
(University of Leiden) and Robert Pepperell (Cardiff Metropolitan
University) as well as talks, discussion panels and performances on
the science of art and music. Read the full programme and register on
eventbrite (attendance is free but places are limited):

Dr. Daniel Müllensiefen
Reader in Psychology,
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross Road, New Cross
London SE14 6NW

Tel.: +44-20-7919-7895
Music Mind and Brain programme:


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Monday, June 11, 2018

Fwd: Book Launch: Communication, Gaze and Autism


Dear Colleague


You are invited to the book launch of

Communication, Gaze and Autism: A Multimodal Interaction Perspective (Terhi Korkiakangas)


·        Thursday 5th July

·        5:30PM – 7PM

·        UCL Knowledge Lab (23-29 Emerald St, London WC1N 3QS)


Please RSVP to Terhi as we need to gauge likely numbers.



Thanks and kind regards,









Fwd: Developing Countries - Resources online --- IFORS

Dear Colleagues,

The aim of the IFORS Developing Countries On-Line Resources page is to
offer the OR worker all publicly-available materials on the topic of
OR for Development. It also aims to provide a venue for people who are
working in the area to share their completed or in-process work, learn
from others, and stimulate comments and discussions on the work.

Regarding IFORS Developing Countries OR resources website, its regular
updates - and your possible submission of "free" (not copyright protected)
material, you might occasionally visit

"Operational Research" (OR) is the discipline of applying advanced
analytical methods to help make better decisions. By using techniques
such as problem structuring methods and mathematical modelling to
analyze complex situations, Operational Research gives executives the
power to make more effective decisions and build more productive

The International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS; is an almost 60-year old organization which is
currently composed of 51 national societies.

Regional Groups of IFORS are:

ALIO (The Latin American Ibero Association on Operations Research),
APORS (The Association of Asian-Pacific Operational Research Societies),
EURO (The Association of European Operational Research Societies),
NORAM (The Association of North American Operations Research Societies).

IFORS conferences are taking place every three years; IFORS 2017 has been
successfully celebrated in Quebec City, Canada.

Thank you very much for your attention.

With kind regards,
best wishes,

Luciana Buriol, Sue Merchant, Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber

PS: Feedback is welcome via,

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Fwd: Evaluation Survey

Dear Colleagues,


We would like to draw your attention to a series of short surveys we are conducting on the evaluation of music performance.  


Each individual survey is short (20 mins), and you will be invited to complete as many of the four as you wish. They will be used to inform the development of intelligent evaluation systems as part of the TELMI project.  


You can complete the survey here:


I would be happy to answer any questions you may have, and please feel free to forward the link to colleagues or students who you think may be interested in taking part. Many thanks! 


Best wishes,

George Waddell


George Waddell
Research Associate in Performance Science 
The CPS is a partnership of 
Royal College of Music | Imperial College London 
+44 (0) 207 591 4327 |


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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Fwd: UCLKL 12 June Seminar: Designing an engaging, multi-lingual, personalised and adaptive reading game for children

Dear all,

Please take note of our next seminar on 12th June.

Designing an engaging, multi-lingual, personalised and adaptive
reading game for children

Speakers: Laura Benton, UCL Knowledge Lab and Drew Wilkins, Fish in a Bottle

Date: Tue 12 June, 2018 12:30-1:30 PM followed by coffee/tea until 2pm

Location: UCL Knowledge Lab, 23-29 Emerald St, London WC1N 3QS

Follow on Twitter: #UCLKLtalks

Recent years have seen a growth in the learning games market,
projected to reach $4.8M within the next two years. The inclusion of
games within formal education is becoming commonplace, with many games
prioritising the teaching of curriculum subjects such as literacy and
numeracy. However, many existing learning games reflect the challenges
designers face in effectively marrying both good game design and
pedagogy. This talk presents an approach to the design of a reading
game (Navi Go) aimed at primary school pupils.

The Navi Go game forms part of the iRead Project which is focused on
developing personalised learning technologies for young novice readers
across four languages as well as older readers with dyslexia or
learning English as a foreign language. Dr Laura Benton (UCL Knowledge
Lab) and Drew Wilkins (Fish in a Bottle) discuss the different
pedagogical, interaction and technical design challenges faced in
developing such a large-scale complex learning game, sharing the
strategies that were devised to address each of these challenges.

About the speakers

Laura Benton is a Research Associate at the UCL Knowledge Lab. She has
a background in human-computer interaction and is currently a
full-time researcher on the EU-funded iRead project.

Drew Wilkins is a BAFTA award winning game designer and founder of and
Head of Educational Content at Fish in a Bottle, an award winning
independent digital production studio. Fish in a Bottle develop games,
apps and websites for a wide range of clients including the Museum of
London, the Royal Academy of Arts, Disney, Nickelodeon and the BBC.

Please direct any queries about the UCL KL Seminar Series to Laura
Benton ( or Michelle Cannon (

Fwd: Schedule online: Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities 2018 (July 1-4)

We are looking forward to over 120 presentations at The Cognitive
Futures in the Arts and Humanities conference at the University of
Kent. The conference schedule and schedule of panel presentations are
now online at our website:

Registration Rates (3-day attendance, refreshments and lunch included):

Full rate
Delegates: £230.00
Students: £170.00

Daily rate: £80.00

For any queries contact

Cognitive Futures 2018 Conference Committee
Prof Nicola Shaughnessy
Dr Melissa Trimingham
Dr Jeremy Scott
Dr Freya Vass-Rhee

Dr Freya Vass-Rhee | Lecturer | Year in Arts Programme Coordinator
Jarman Building, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7UG


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