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Spotlight on… Maisie James, Engagement and Experience Manager

Tell us about your role at UAL Awarding Body and what it involves. My role is all about working with Awarding Body staff, UAL colleagues and external customers to give everyone the best experience! I manage a programme of learning … Continue reading

The history of art qualifications never did run smooth

Laura McInerney is an education journalist – now a columnist for Schools Week, she was formerly the editor for 3 years, and has written for The Guardian for 5 years. She is also a co-founder of Teacher Tapp, a daily … Continue reading

#CreativityCounts: UAL Awarding Body Annual Conference 2018

A huge thank you to everyone who attended UAL Awarding Body’s Annual Conference at Shoreditch Town Hall this year (February 2). Like last year, UAL Awarding Body brought all of its subjects together first thing, before separating for subject-specific breakout … Continue reading

There’s nothing soft about ‘soft skills’

Respect, Responsibility and Grit are all valuable skills within both creative education and the workplace. Matias Shortcook, Associate Dean at Plymouth College of Art, shares his thoughts about the role of ‘soft skills’, giving a glimpse into Plymouth’s implementation of the Character … Continue reading

Context is creative

Using context as a creative stimulus can add depth to both academic and performance-based student projects. Richard Hooper, Senior External Moderator and Performing Arts Teacher at South Essex College explains how… Context can be used as an extraordinary tool to expand … Continue reading

Learning to fail

Paul Jenkins is the Founder and Creative Director at Triple Double. He’ll be speaking at the upcoming UAL Awards Body Annual Conference on 2 February 2018. As a taster of what’s to come, he’s shared his thoughts on the importance … Continue reading

Centre-led standardisation event

On Friday 20 October, Suffolk New College’s (SNC) Media and Games team held a Centre-led standardisation event for colleges delivering the UAL Creative Media Production & Technology qualifications in the East Anglia region. Tutors and department heads from City College … Continue reading

2019 Performance Tables Update

We’re pleased to announce that the following qualifications have been approved for inclusion in the 2019 performance tables’ Applied General[1] category: UAL Level 3 Applied General Diploma in Art & Design (603/1457/6) UAL Level 3 Applied General Extended Diploma in … Continue reading

Origins 2017 – Winners and photos

Origins 2017. Photo by Eva Clifford This year’s Origins exhibition at the Truman Brewery on London’s Brick Lane was a great success. The showcase included 116 pieces from 48 Centres across the country. The work, by students completing UAL Awarding Body qualifications … Continue reading

Barbican Box showcase – HOME, Manchester

Carmel College students perform at HOME, Manchester. Photo by Simon Liddiard By Sue Cook – Chief Examiner, Foundation Studies I recently attended the Barbican Box regional showcase (20 June 2017) and had the opportunity to witness something so creatively individual and exciting! It … Continue reading