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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.