York St John students from drama, dance and occupational therapy have the opportunity to work with the project, either as part of an elective module or on a volunteer basis.
As a York St John University student, you have the opportunity to develop valuable skills in planning and facilitating dance and creative movement sessions.
The project also supports a student internship and a student-as-researcher post, both of which are paid positions.
Several students who have worked with the project have gone on to develop similar projects following graduation and are now working professionally within the area of arts and health.
Please contact Elaine Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hear what students have to say about their experience with Moving Minds in the video below.
Courses with placement opportunities
- Drama: Education and Community BA (Hons)
- Drama and Dance BA (Hons)
- Drama and Theatre BA (Hons)
- Acting BA (Hons)
Modules with placements
A Moving Minds placement can be part of the modules below on your course.
- Performance in Social Context (Drama, Year 2)
- Independent Practice as Research (IPaR) (Drama, Year 3)
- Contemporary Performance Practice (CPP) (Drama, Year 3)
- Applied Theatre MA
Moving Minds was a privilege and a joy to be part of. It is apparently clear how valuable this project is, not just for participants with dementia but for their carers too. The tea and coffee after the hour-long session is as valuable as the Moving Minds Session itself - a chance to meet, connect, to share experiences and most importantly to share in the joy of seeing their loved ones regain a sense of themselves once again.