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Musical Pathways

Musical Pathways

A student-led careers initiative funded by IAD Student Partnership Agreement small project grant

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Image credit: Laurence Winram, The University of Edinburgh Stock photo. To conclude the Musical Pathways project, the team wrote this article, which was published yesterday in Teaching Matters. Teaching Matters is the University of Edinburgh’s website, blog and podcast for debate about learning and teaching, for sharing ideas and approaches to teaching. Our post belongs to the Hot topic […]

Musical Pathways was a rewarding experience for me as a final-year Music student, both in terms of my input into the early stages of the project and in what I learned by attending the various sessions. The main purposes of these sessions were to create an environment in which students could discuss and network with […]

The final project event will take place on Friday 31 March (Semester 2, Week 10). This session aims to consolidate the knowledge, resources and community that the Musical Pathways project has established.  By hosting this event, the project team aim to give students an opportunity to celebrate the skills and opportunities that they have made […]

The second Musical Pathways workshop took place this week. Open to students on all Music subject area programmes at any year of study, this informal session provided direct and practical information to address the topics that students identified in Workshop 1 last November (read about that here). The introductory presentation by Gina shared a rich […]

Outcomes and resources from the first Musical Pathways workshop! Review the thoughts and contributions from everyone who attended the first workshop in November. Revisit the inspirational images and information that Mark shared when he presented his own musical pathway story. Read this 2022 updated resource document from Gina (University Careers Service). Still wondering what you […]

Project lead: Mark Holub, ECA PhD Candidate (Creative Practice in Music – PhD) Core team: Dr Nikki Moran (Staff, Music/ECA) Ms Gina Black (University Careers Service, ECA Careers Consultant) Mr Chris Kane (Student, Music UG, Year 4) Advisory team: Dr Morag Grant, Equality and Diversity lead (Music) Dr Martin Parker, Head of Reid School of […]

A profession in the music industry can mean a lot of different things. There are many different career possibilities and ‘ways in’ but getting your foot in the door can be the biggest challenge and to do that you need to know where the doors are. This project aims to address the needs of students […]


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