Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need to attend?

SHIFT 2021 runs from 9.30am – 5pm, Monday 6th – Friday 1oth September. Although you will not be participating for 7.5 hours every day, you MUST be available to attend for this period, as different presentations and sessions will happen throughout and you may miss something pertinent to you if you are not available.

You must also be available to attend a briefing session in August (date and time to be confirmed). This is an orientation session for you to make sure your device enables you to participate technically; meet other participants; begin your SHIFT profile; and select which sessions you will be attending during SHIFT 2021.

What do I need to take part?

As SHIFT 2021 is fully online, you will need access to a laptop, PC, ipad or Smartphone that has a strong internet connection and that has microphone and speakers incorporated, or you have a headset, enabling you to hear and be heard.

What if I don't have any equipment?

Unless you are able to borrow a device, unfortunately you will not be able to participate in SHIFT 2021 as we are not able to provide technical equipment for you.

I attended SHIFT programme in a previous year. Can I attend SHIFT 2021?

As places are limited, we want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to experience SHIFT. Therefore, if you have already participated in SHIFT, you will not be eligible to apply for the programme a second time.

If I want to speak with someone about SHIFT, who should I contact?

For enquiries specific to your institution, contact one of the following:

At RCS, Stephanie Edwards: s.edwards2@rcs.ac.uk; GSA, Libby Anson: l.anson@gsa.ac.uk; QMU, Miriam Smith: msmith3@qmu.ac.uk

For general enquiries about SHIFT 2021, contact keadmin@rcs.ac.uk

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SHIFT is a partnership between the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, The Glasgow School of Art and Queen Margaret University.

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