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Latest Huffington Post UK blog on Labour’s plan for tuition fees

I have updated my Huffington Post UK blog today with an entry outlining my thoughts on Labour’s plans to lower tutition fees to £6,000 a year. “Ed Miliband has faced down internal and external criticism for his proposal to cut undergraduate … 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

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

New postgraduate scholarship programme for Home/EU students

The financial burden faced by postgraduate students is one of our key concerns as the new funding environment changes and postgraduate funding from Government sources is withdrawn. We must do our absolute best (within our own financial constraints) to make … Continue reading

A request for your investment ideas

The underlying theme of my last all staff briefing was one of ‘cautious optimism’ and I mentioned then that I would be giving all members of staff the opportunity to contribute to the development of a ‘wish list’ for 2012/13 … Continue reading

Good news from HEFCE

I have just finished visiting all Colleges to give my regular all staff briefings, and will shortly be giving the final two briefings to Central Services staff. Following those, I will publish a short overview of key information from the … Continue reading

Enterprise at UAL – changes and challenges

Over the last six months, we have taken some major steps towards delivering one of our strategic priorities:  increasing the proportion of our income that we derive from the enterprise of our staff and students. In this piece, I will … Continue reading

HE White Paper and what it means for UAL

The Government published its White Paper on regulation and post-2012 student funding in the summer. As you know, universities were required to set their 2012 fees before the White Paper was published. We set our 2012 new undergraduate fee at the maximum … Continue reading