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Tackling timetabling at UAL

Getting access to an accurate timetable in a timely fashion is a key student issue, and for universities a basic responsibility. Unfortunately, for many reasons, UAL’s current timetabling system does not work well and often fails, causing huge inconvenience and … Continue reading

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The future of LCC – clarification

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.

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Getting ready for the QAA review

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 … Continue reading

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Tackling HE’s “dirty secret”

Dean of Students Mark Crawley describes the attainment gap between white and black students in UK universities as “higher education’s dirty secret”. In 2011, 77% of white UK undergraduate students at UAL achieved a first or a 2.1, compared to … Continue reading

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Digital technologies for learning and teaching

One of UAL’s areas of strength is the fantastic uses students and staff are making of digital technologies to support learning and teaching and professional practice. You can see some of our best examples can be viewed on the Process … Continue reading

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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

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Responding to the National Student Survey

The NSS cannot be ignored, much as we would argue that it does not provide a reliable guide to the overall quality of our educational experience. We have therefore worked hard over the last three years to analyse the reasons for our low overall scores and to set about improving specific aspects of the student experience.

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