MA Academic Practice graduate and researcher/practitioner Victoria Salmon has been developing the work she did on her MA dissertation study, “Listening to the Student Voice.” This has become a series of interventions, culminating in the new UAL Student Voices interviews published on the UAL website.Continue reading
By Joel Simpson, Visiting Practitioner in the Exchange’s Attainment team.
Creative Mindsets is up and running for the new academic year, with over 1,000 London College of Communication students and 500 London College of Fashion students participating in Growth Mindsets sessions (run by the Exchange Attainment team) during their Big Welcome weeks.
Creative Mindsets is a research-based project that works with students and staff to explore growth mindset strategies to overcome barriers to teaching and learning – particularly prejudice, bias and stereotyping. A growth mindset is the belief that ability can be developed through effort and by embracing challenge (Dweck, 2000), it can be taken on to tackle stereotype threat (Steele & Aronson, 1995) and micro-aggressive obstacles to community-building and creative development.Continue reading
An appreciative inquiry facilitated workshop
Shibboleth Shechter, Senior Lecturer Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea, and Elizabeth Staddon, Head of Arts Education in the Exchange, paired up to facilitate a workshop on live projects at the recent Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Staff Development week.Continue reading
Exhibition at Central St Martins Library – 7 display cabinets on floors 2 and 3 of the library
Until 30th September 2019
Adding to the current display of posters on display at CSM library as part of the wider Decolonising the Arts Curriculum Zine project, this exhibition presents the work of 5 artists and practitioners, all staff, students or alumni of UAL. The artists currently displaying their work are Maria Bendixen, Dr Jo Shah, Tobi Alexandra Falade, Joanna Mamede & Ana Luiza Rodrigues and Siyan Zhang.Continue reading
Since 2015 we’ve welcomed over 600 delegates to 11 UAL Teaching Platform events. Our guests have come from across the UK, the Higher Education and creative sectors. Read on for more about these events and to find out how to join us in future.Continue reading
Intellectual Property Case study
A month ago Fredrik Tjaerandsen, CSM Womenswear student, was preparing for his final degree show as winner of the L’Oreal Professional Young Talent Award. The Bubbles subsequently went viral on social media.
Whilst we will always celebrate the successes of our students, widespread exposure and acclaim bring their own challenges for both the students and the staff who support them.
Read on to learn more about some of the key considerations Roxanne Peters, Intellectual Property Lecturer at UAL, highlights to Fredrik as he moves his embryonic career to the next level.
Header image: “Butterfly” Fredrik Tjærandsen, image credit Niall McInerneyContinue reading
Collaborative Project and Exhibition at Lime Grove (until 19 June)
“Behind every design image is the back story, one we never normally see. The resarch, concept development and testing of new approaches, forms and processes goes on invisibly, unseen by the fashion consumer – yet these stages are vital to the evolution of new ideas. This exhibition sets out to reveal some of the processes that take place behind images making and fashion design. Presenting work produced collaboratively from the School of Media and Communication and the School of Design Technology, the elements normally consigned to the cutting room floor or hidden in sketchbooks are displayed, alongside the final fashion outputs, in all of their glory.”
Findings and recommendations from students and staff to address attainment differential outcomes #CLOSINGTHEGAP
A major new study into the inequalities that black, Asian and minority ethnic students face at UK Universities has just been published, featuring significant contributions from UAL staff, students and Arts SU.
The research was led by Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS, University of London and Amatey Doku, Vice-President for Higher Education from the National Union of Students.
Quote from Elizabeth Staddon, Head of Arts Education, Teaching and Learning Exchange, UAL
Last month, LCC hosted the annual UAL Learning and Teaching conference, this year focusing on the emerging field of ‘Teaching, Learning and Wellbeing’ (21 March 2019). Curated by the Teaching and Learning Exchange, the one-day event shared a proliferation of activity from across the university.
The event responded to wider issues and increasing anxiety about well-being in society, and of students and staff within Higher Education, which in recent months has been dominating the national and international media. For those who were unable to join, here is a brief overview of thoughts, reflections and questions presented.
How can we improve the student experience?
The Academic Enhancement Model has been supporting staff to engage intensively with this key question. Whilst collaboration with staff on this issue is vital, we also cannot underestimate the importance of the student voice when co-creating meaningful solutions.
To capture the student perspective, the Learning at UAL zine project set out to do something never done at UAL before: to create visually engaging learning resources developed and designed by students, for students. Over 120 students applied to take part, with 31 eventually working on the project in four college teams.