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UAL helps bring mental health support into spotlight

UAL has been recognised for the extra lengths we go to in order to support the mental health of our students and staff. This came in the form of being asked to contribute to The Stevenson / Farmer review of … Continue reading

UAL on track for target of 100% green energy

As an organisation, we couldn’t agree more that sustainability and climate change are not someone else’s problem. That’s why I’m happy to outline the steps we’re taking to tackle the issue. UAL has just switched to a new electricity tariff, … Continue reading

Why UK higher education sector must direct its energy to send our students abroad

I was approached to write a blog post on why the UK higher education sector must direct its energy to send our students abroad. Inward mobility is the great urgent theme of our time. We call it migration and it … Continue reading

Can Creativity Be Learned – And Should Normal People Bother?

To celebrate the launch of The creative Stance, I wrote on my Huffington Post blog page why there has never been a more important time to understand the creative process and why it should become a normal part of how we … Continue reading

UAL responses to Government inquiries on immigration and exiting the EU

Over the past couple of months, UAL has responded to two Government inquiries; one into immigration and one into the impact of exiting the European Union on higher education. Both of these issues have a considerable impact on UAL and … Continue reading

Commenting on the importance of international students in the media

International students are a vital part of higher education in the UK. The ideas we generate, our research, our global networks, and the business opportunities create are all reliant on international students. As a result, I am always pleased to comment in the … Continue reading

UAL 30 Years On – looking back and looking forward

Exactly 30 years ago, seven art and design colleges came together as the institution which later became UAL. This visionary decision ensured that they survived the radical restructuring imposed on local government in London at that time. Other art schools … Continue reading

“Our biggest contribution to the quality of education may be in shaping pupils’ minds”

Pixar, famed for Toy Story, Ratatouille and Monsters Inc to name just a few, is one of the most successful creative animation studios in the last twenty years. It generates billions of pounds, providing jobs to millions, playing a vital … Continue reading

Response to the Prime Minister’s comments on diversity in Higher Education

Following David Cameron’s comments on diversity in HE, I wrote for the Guardian’s Higher Education Network on the policy decisions – predominantly the EBacc – which are posing a threat to getting more disadvantaged pupils into higher education. Below is … Continue reading

Sadiq Khan visits Central Saint Martins

We hosted Labour’s London Mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan at Central Saint Martins this week. He took a tour of the building, met students and staff and was interviewed by Sky News on the Terrace. It was a great opportunity for … Continue reading