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. Read the rest of this entry »
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 is taking this issue seriously. It’s something that individuals, organisations and governments globally have got to take responsibility for. Universities are proud to say that they nurture the next generation of leaders and innovators – having a care for the world they will inherit is a big part of that. Read the rest of this entry »
Several weeks on from Michael Gove’s surprising but very welcome retreat from English Baccalaureate Certificates, it’s time for UAL to engage with the next battle for art, design and communication education in schools – the content of the curriculum. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
There is deep disquiet across the creative, cultural and educational sectors about the Government’s proposal to replace GCSEs from 2015 with new English Baccalaureate Certificates that do not include art, design, music, drama and dance. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on December 7th, 2012 by Nigel Carrington in Arts education
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. Read the rest of this entry »
Most of you will already know that UAL is due to be audited by the Quality Assurance Agency in December and January.
A QAA review is the higher education equivalent of a visit from OFSTED. The QAA team will want to evaluate the education and learning we provide to students, plus all work that supports that, to ensure we are meeting standards and giving students a good all-round academic experience. Read the rest of this entry »
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 faces. We started August this year with an unprecedented number of Home/EU places available – around 350 – and even some of our most popular and prestigious courses entered clearing for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »
Whatever your view on London Met’s loss of ‘highly trusted sponsor’ status – and the issues are complex – for most of us our first response was one of sympathy for the international students who suddenly found themselves in an extremely stressful situation. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on October 3rd, 2012 by Nigel Carrington in International students