Student experience

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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

What I’d like to see the next government do to help the design industry

I was asked by Design Week – ‘What’s the first thing you’d like to see the next government do to help the design industry?” “Government needs to see creative subjects as more than just a skill-set. Creativity is a way … Continue reading

My latest Huffington Post UK blog on student visas

As international students are so important to us at UAL, I have written a new post on my Huffington Post UK blog asking why student work-study visas do not form part of the simpler, more sensible visa system promised by Home … 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

All staff briefing – looking forward with confidence

As ever, thank you to everyone who attended my latest all staff briefings and shared their views or asked questions. You can see slides from the presentation here: all-staff-briefings-summer-2013. Any further comments that you wish to leave on this blog would … Continue reading

Tackling timetabling at UAL

Getting access to an accurate timetable in a timely fashion is a key student issue, and for universities a basic responsibility. Unfortunately, for many reasons, UAL’s current timetabling system does not work well and often fails, causing huge inconvenience and … Continue reading

The future of LCC – clarification

Some of you may have seen an article in Arts London News recently, which was then picked up by some media, stating that the University has made plans to go ahead with a major refurbishment of London College of Communication.

All staff briefing – rising to the challenges

I have now completed the last of my all staff briefings across the University and, as promised, am publishing a short overview here for staff who couldn’t attend.

Giving graduates a head start in the jobs market

UAL students and graduates are an extremely entrepreneurial group, and getting students ready for the sort of career paths they want to follow right from the start of their time with us is a big priority.

Getting ready for the QAA review

Most of you will already know that UAL is due to be audited by the Quality Assurance Agency in December and January. A QAA review is the higher education equivalent of a visit from OFSTED. The QAA team will want … Continue reading