Student recruitment

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All staff briefing – planning for a stable, sustainable university

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

Clearing update

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

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

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.

Undergraduate recruitment, clearing and lessons to learn

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

Latest all staff briefings – your feedback

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

Cautious optimism continued – all staff briefings

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.

Decline in art and design applications – my perspective

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

Reviewing the admissions process

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

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