University strategy

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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 – a positive outlook

I have now given the last of my all staff briefings and, as always, am publishing an overview here for those who couldn’t make it. Thanks to everyone who did come and contributed comments and questions. It’s extremely useful to … Continue reading

Green Week at UAL

It’s Green Wek at UAL and our big focus is on launching our new carbon management plan – the road map that will see us meeting our ambition to cut carbon emissions by 22% by 2015. I’m really pleased that UAL … 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.

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.

A request for your investment ideas

The underlying theme of my last all staff briefing was one of ‘cautious optimism’ and I mentioned then that I would be giving all members of staff the opportunity to contribute to the development of a ‘wish list’ for 2012/13 … Continue reading

End of year all-staff briefings

Over the past month, I have had the pleasure of talking with staff across the University about our current position and our plans for the future. As promised, I am now posting the slides from these all-staff briefings here, and … Continue reading

Navigating the maze of student funding

It was with a great deal of reluctance that we decided earlier this year that the University had no choice but to set 2012 undergraduate tuition fees at the maximum £9,000 for home/EU students. I have explained the position that … Continue reading

Enterprise at UAL – changes and challenges

Over the last six months, we have taken some major steps towards delivering one of our strategic priorities:  increasing the proportion of our income that we derive from the enterprise of our staff and students. In this piece, I will … Continue reading