Current placements

Please see below a list of available placements for current students of the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership.

Please note that NWCDTP students are also proposing their own placements, at organisations such as Multi-Lingual Manchester, FACT and have been accepted to take placements, at a number of non-HEI organisations including The People’s History Museum, Opera North, the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and Grizedale Arts.  If you would like any guidance on how to propose your own placement, please contact Louise Davies –

Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT)

FACT is the UK’s leading arts media centre based in Liverpool offering a unique programme of exhibitions, films and participant-led art projects.  It is a member of LARC (Liverpool Arts Regeneration Consortium) and chairs the Ropewalks CIC. FACT is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. We are proud to be part of the Arts Council’s National Portfolio and Liverpool City Council’s Arts and Cultural Investment Programme

FACT showcases ground-breaking new media art from across the world, its artistic programme has presented over 350 new media and digital artworks from artists including Pipilotti Rist, Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Isaac Julien.

Each year, FACT’s dynamic Community, Learning, Health and Young People’s programmes offer exciting opportunities for more than 3000 individuals from all backgrounds and ages to discover and be inspired by creative technology, art and film. As a centre for Research and Innovation, it works with partners across the creative industries, health, higher education and arts sectors to develop multi-disciplinary projects exploring the relationship between technology and culture. FACT also works in partnership with organisations and businesses to help drive regeneration in the city.

National Trust

 The British Library PhD Research Placements

The British Library has just released the call for its PhD Research Placements.  A PhD research placement at the British Library provides the chance to experience research in a different environment to that of a university, to engage with a range of research users and audiences, to gain insights into different potential postdoctoral career paths, and to make a tangible contribution to the purposes and programmes of a national library and major cultural organisation.

Please see this link for full details of the range of projects being offered and the application process.

Please note that the deadline is Monday 19th February 2018.

Opera North

Opera North welcomes applications for placements based on its Research Agenda 2017-2020.  If anyone would like to submit a placement proposal, please don’t hesitate to contact me for further advice.

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service

The collections held by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service have been recognised as being of national importance, as recognised by the award of Designated Status.  The Archives welcome placement proposals based on their collections.

The AHRC International Placement Scheme

There is an annual call for this placement scheme which gives PGR students the opportunity to visit some of the most prestigious international research institutions.  The call for 2018 is now closed.

Application guidance

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Placement profiles

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Further details

For further information or advice on placements please contact Dr Louise Davies.

Tel: +44 (0)161 306 2657