Arts education

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Nothing to learn from the Culture White Paper

Following the launch of Ed Vaizey’s Culture White Paper last month, I have written a Huff Post Politics blog on the absence of arts education in the White Paper. Below is an excerpt from the piece, which you can read … Continue reading

Writing in the Guardian about how universities spend their tuition fee income

I’ve written an article for the Guardian Higher Education Network, dispelling some of the myths regarding how universities spend student tuition fees. “Public debate on higher education has become obsessed with funding, but there are some facts that are rarely … Continue reading

Featured in new HEPI book about student fees and engagement

I have contributed an essay to a new book put together by Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) entitled ‘What do I get? Ten essays on student fees, student engagement and student choice’. My essay outlines our view at UAL that … Continue reading

Study says fine arts suffer class bias in National Student Survey

I was recently asked to give a quote on new research which shows that the National Student Survey is biased against universities specialising in art and design for Times Higher Education.  “[…] as this research sets out, the NSS is unconsciously … Continue reading

Letter to the Guardian

I wrote a letter in the Guardian today responding to Theresa May’s proposal to kick foreign students out of the UK once they have finished their studies. Numerous UAL international graduates go on to be pioneers and world-leaders in the … Continue reading

Writing about the introduction of postgrad loans in Times Higher Education

I wrote for Times Higher Education about why despite the recent introduction of postgraduate loans, the government’s education funding aims still remain a puzzle. Coherent higher education policy? Far from it “Should we be grateful for the postgraduate loans system … Continue reading

Letter to The Times

My letter to The Times, written jointly with the heads of University for the Creative Arts and Norwich University of the Arts, was published on 1 December 2014. The full text is below. Sir, An increase in supply is usually taken as … Continue reading

Reflecting on the future of education in the New Statesman

I wrote for the New Statesman about why we need to reflect on the contemporary context for arts education. The rear-view mirror is no basis to reflect on the future of education “Unlike most of my contemporaries, I went to university in … Continue reading

Lessons for Government from latest creative industries report

Latest Government figures paint a powerful picture of the UK’s creative industries, which in 2012 out-performed all other sectors of the economy. They are now worth £71.4 billion a year and employ 1.68 million people – 5.6% of the workforce. … Continue reading

Creative curricula – updates on recent Government announcements

With the Department for Education making several recent announcements about school curricula, I thought it would be useful to publish an overview of what is changing and how the subjects we care most about are affected.