LAHP Research Training

LAHP provides PhD students with an extensive program of training in practical research skills and offers opportunities to experience first-hand the workings of some of London’s greatest cultural institutions. The few years you spend as a doctoral student are a time to experiment, innovate, and make connections that may be fundamental and long-lasting as you go forward with your research and future career. We hope the courses and events that we offer will stimulate this process. The British Academy has produced a report, The Right Skills: Celebrating Skills in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, which we encourage you to read when you are thinking about your own development.

All LAHP Training sessions are open to all arts & humanities postgraduate research students at UCL, KCL, SAS, LSE, QMUL, RCA, RCM, CSSD. Priority booking is given to LAHP AHRC-funded students. Bookings will open approx. 1 month prior to each workshop.

Training overview – 2023-24

LAHP training is hosted via the Inkpath training platform (available as a web application or smartphone application). You will need to register on Inkpath to sign up for LAHP sessions.

Please refer to the steps below to correctly register with Inkpath and affiliate your profile with LAHP.

  1. Register via the Inkpath app: Web version of Inkpath . Apple store . Google store
  2. Once registered, you will need to affiliate your account to the LAHP DTP within the Inkpath application. The affiliations page can be accessed via the ‘My affiliations’ option in the settings. You will then need to select ‘London Arts & Humanities Partnership (LAHP) and complete the affiliations section.
  3. Once your account has been affiliated, you will be able access training events provided by LAHP.
  • If your home institution uses Inkpath then you may find it easier to filter LAHP specific events in the ‘Find Activities’ section of the Inkpath app. For UCL students you will need to filter by ‘Arts & humanities’ to filter LAHP events.
  • If you are having any difficulties with registering, please contact the inkpath team at For any queries regarding the training itself, please contact

The research training available includes the following (the live feed will take you through to Inkpath):

  • Language learning (including Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Russian)

    [applications for 2023-24 are now closed] Information about the LAHP-CHASESWW funded language classes at the King’s College London Modern Language Centre can be found on the MLC DTP information page .

    LAHP-funded students can also apply for Language training funding through the LAHP Language support fund.


  • LAHP Public Engagement Training and Competition

    Please refer to the Public Engagement briefing paper for full information about the sessions being offered and the Public Engagement competition: LAHP Public engagement briefing paper

    Public Engagement training schedule 2023/24

    You can book onto any of the sessions below via the Inkpath platform

      • Wednesday 14th February (Senate House) – An Introduction to Podcasting for Researchers

      • Tuesday 5th March (Online) – An Introduction to Podcasting for Researchers – Part 1

      • Tuesday 12th March (Online) – An Introduction to Podcasting for Researchers – Part 2

      • Tuesday 19th March (Museum of London Docklands) – Public Engagement: Developing a Museum Tour

      • Wednesday 10th April (V&A) – Public Engagement: Developing a Museum Tour – Session 1

      • Wednesday 24th April (V&A) – Public Engagement: Developing a Museum Tour – Session 2

    Public Engagement Competition

    LAHP funded students are eligible to enter LAHP’s Public Engagement Competition. Submissions should be for a PE project directly related to their primary research or in collaboration with other students around a mutual interest resonant with their research. The submission can take one of the following forms:

      • Documentation or a sample of an individual piece of public engagement in relation to LAHP-funded research;

      • Documentation or a sample of a group/ collaborative project undertaken in response to the training sessions;

      • A detailed proposal of 3-5 pages for a planned public engagement project related to LAHP-funded research.

    All submissions must also be accompanied by a one-page project summary that explains how the PE activity relates to and/or extends your research; which particular audience you wanted to reach and why; and what impacts you anticipate it having.

    Submissions will be assessed on the following criteria:

      • Clarity of the project, including aims and outcomes

      • Link to current LAHP research

      • Specificity of target audience, and how the project hopes to reach these groups

      • Appropriateness of engagement method for aims and public

      • Quality of evaluation plans.

    The deadline for applications is 7th May 2024 and the winner and runners-up will be announced at LAHP’s Annual Research Day on 14th May 2024. The first prize will be £200 in book tokens, with two runner-up prizes of £50 in book tokens.

    Competition submissions should be sent to

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