The Network: Sharing the Learning

On Friday 27 October 2017 the Scottish Drama Training Network invited staff and students from our Network of Institutions and colleagues from the theatre industry to share the learning from our pilot Graduate Ensemble project, The Network.

Delegates from all over Scotland gathered at PASS at Edinburgh College and were treated to a delicious lunch prepared by Hospitality students at Edinburgh College before the main event.

Hospitality Students Edinburgh College


Jakki Jeffery Faculty Head of Creative Industries at Edinburgh College welcomed everyone to the event and was followed by Lucy Vaughan from SDTN who gave an introduction to the project. The most important part of the afternoon was to hear from the 2017 ensemble participants, they took part in a panel discussion facilitated by Briana Pegado, who has been working with the ensemble as an external elevator for the project. The Network cast and crew reflected on their experiences and talked about what being part of Snowflake at the Pleasance Theatre in August meant to them. A short video, edited by Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Transitions student Duncan Formosa was introduced by Jesse Paul from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and screened for the delegates. Following the panel discussion, participants divided into groups to discuss what they had learned and to consider two questions; what is the most important part of the project to you? and what can we improve on, or do differently? This feedback will help inform SDTN and shape the project in 2018.

The afternoon rounded off with a networking reception in the college restaurant, allowing for staff and students from our Network of Institutions to mingle and talk about their work. Feedback from the event included:

“Just wanted to congratulate you on a great event! My two students were positively buzzing afterwards and their enthusiasm has reached the entire HND!”


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