Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Friday, 27 June 2008

Online Gaelic-English-Gaelic Dictionary

Here's a useful resource which might get you out of a tricky spot:- It'll be "catalogued" on the Whittaker Library system so you can find it easily. Where? Under Gaelic Dictionary, of course!

Friday, 20 June 2008

Joan Armatrading comes to RSAMD!

Joan Armatrading is a legendary singer-songwriter who made her name on the folk circuit at a time when black women singers had a lot less recognition in the UK. And she's singing in Glasgow at RSAMD on Wednesday 25 June. Have you bought your ticket? (Two days later, she'll be doing a one-off gig in London, and theLondonblog is waxing lyrical already - some indication of the treat that's in store. And she's coming here first!)

Completing application forms for academic jobs

Another helpful posting from our friends at - view it here.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Times Higher Education reveals student plagiarism figures

In Times Higher Education last week, Rebecca Attwood discovered 143 students had been expelled from HE institutions. Read the article here. Link provided by CILIP Weekly Information World.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music

McCann Research Fellowship £5000 p.a. one year research grant. The Royal Academy of Music in partnership with the Lucille Graham Trust invites applications for this award, commencing Oct 2008 for one year. The Fellow will have the opportunity to base their research on material in the McCann Collection at RAM. The McCann Collection consists of letters and documents, photographic materials, ephemera, recordings, playbills and programmes from the 19th and 20th centuries. For more details and digitised images, see APOLLO (Academy Pictures Online). The McCann Fellow will be expected to disseminate his or her research by publication, and by presenting a research event. The applicant should be educated to music graduate or music research student standard. Experience of performance research and knowledge of foreign languages will be an advantage. All candidates are required to submit a short research proposal (1000-2000 words) with their application for consideration.
  • To view or discuss the collection, contact Janet Snowman, Collections Registrar (
  • Application forms and further details of Fellowship are on the RAM website .
  • Further questions re. Fellowship? Contact Kim Perkins (Educational Resources Co-ordinator, ).
  • Closing date: Friday 18th July 2008

Herald Arts Blog

Have you come across the Herald Arts Blog yet? Essential reading for Glasgow musicians - well, Glasgow and beyond!

Dance School of Scotland

Mary Brennan writes in the Herald today, about the 'Young Professionals' - the Dance School of Scotland. Read the article here.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Worth doing a Masters degree?

Read a recent article in the Guardian (Tuesday 10 June):- "Get the edge", by Lucy Tobin

Teaching Opportunity - students, take a look!

Stagecoach East Kilbride requires teachers of Singing, Dance and Drama for a new theatre school opening in September.
  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • Drama
  • Early Stages

email: eastkilbride 'at'

NB Information posted from a circular received by Whittaker. For further info, please contact the email given.

West End Festival Glasgow

13th - 29th June. Don't miss it - it's on your doorstep! West End Festival website.

Blas 2008 - Celebrating the Highlands

Celebrating the Highlands 5th - 13th September 2008 Blas - "celebrates the culture of the Scottish Highlands through music and language. Devised by The Highland Council in partnership with Fèisean nan Gàidheal and the Promoters Arts Network"

The UK Songwriting Contest

Come on, folks - the RSAMD needs to field a few entrants to this one:-

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

The National Piping Centre

See what's on in the world of piping this month - take a look at the National Piping Centre website. They're just over the road from RSAMD so events are very accessible!

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

We must be creative to keep this show on the road

Feature by Ruth Wishart in The Herald, 4th June 2008. Find out about the birth of Creative Scotland. After all, aren't we all part of it?

Supporting Students with Dyslexia

Here's a posting from THE (Times Higher Education) - sorry we missed it before! Supporting Students with Dyslexia (April 2008 article)

Don't miss out on the perfect job

You already know that Whittaker is a great fan of - but there are other places to look, too. Don't miss out on the perfect job, says the THE (Times Higher Education). Sign up for their email alerts here.

Work-Life Balance Survey 2007

This week, Times Higher Education reports recent findings from the 2007 Work-Life Balance Survey. 300 higher education sector academic and support staff were surveyed by a team at Coventry University. It'll come as a shock to some to find that workplace stress is an issue in those ivory towers ...