Welcome back and Happy New Year – I hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing, well-deserved break. Thank you to those who attended my December all staff briefings. As always, I am posting an overview and the powerpoint slides here, and I … Continue reading
The 2013 clearing period is now complete, and once again our applicant acceptances have exceeded our University target. My congratulations and thanks go to everyone involved. Enrolment for our undergraduate courses started last week and I will be able to … 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
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.
August is always a busy and important period in universities, and for staff focused on admissions that was truer than ever this year. As I said in my last all staff briefing, student recruitment is now the biggest challenge UAL … Continue reading
I completed the last of my all staff briefings for this term last week and hope they have been useful for those who attended. I am conscious that the format has remained more or less the same since I joined … Continue reading
I said at the end of 2011 that ‘cautious optimism’ summed up my main message to staff about the future. In my all staff briefings for the spring term, I outlined why both the optimism and the caution are continuing.
I’m sure many of you will have seen the recent reports in the media about a decline across the HE sector in home/EU student applications for art and design places for 2012 entry. My perspective on UAL’s position in this … Continue reading
In October 2011, UCAS presented proposals to significantly reform the process of applying to UK universities and is now seeking feedback from individuals and institutions from across the HE sector. More information about the admissions process review is available here; … Continue reading