We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Exchange website. The site has been developed in response to college feedback, with the aim of situating and celebrating the Exchange as a sector leading hub for teaching and learning. We commissioned a new set of photographs and videos for the site, and are delighted with the wonderful shots and footage of teaching and learning across our colleges and our diverse disciplines. The site now offers a much improved user experience, and we hope you will find it easier and more intuitive to navigate. We hope it will become the ‘go to’ place for all things teaching and learning for colleagues across UAL and beyond.
External consultant Wyl Menmuir led the redevelopment project, and we asked him to reflect on the changes he has helped to bring about:
The new Exchange web pages are a real step up, both in terms of look and feel and the clarity of information the Teaching and Learning Exchange offers online. This was only made possible by the tutors, course leaders, technicians and academic coordinators across UAL who helped us shape the new content, offering their time and expertise in considering the information that would make a difference to them daily. We were led by the things you told us you wanted to see and we hope with the new Exchange pages you’re able to find more information, opportunities, contacts and events to help you to improve and develop both your teaching and your students’ learning.
The Exchange Dean, Professor Susan Orr, is confident that the new site will help us work better colleagues across the university. She said:
I am delighted that our web pages now reflect the ways that the Teaching and Learning Exchange shares, showcases and develops best practice in teaching, learning and employability by working in partnership with colleagues across our constituent colleges. These webpages truly are an exchange in the best possible sense of the word.
As the site develops, we hope that staff across UAL will contribute content so that we can reflect the great teaching and learning practices taking place in the colleges. Now that we have the site up and running, we will turn our attention to finding ways to make sure we are reaching out and giving staff the opportunity to share their work.
We welcome feedback on the new site. If you have any feedback, please contact Charlotte Webb: firstname.lastname@example.org