UAL Teaching Scholars’ Awards 2018

The Teaching and Learning Exchange is delighted to announce our fourth group of UAL Teaching Scholars, along with two new Senior Teaching Scholars.

Recipients received their awards this week from UAL Deputy Vice-Chancellor Simon Ofield-Kerr at the annual UAL Learning and Teaching Conference, held this year at Camberwell College of Arts.

Our warmest congratulations to you all.

Introduced in 2015, the UAL Teaching Scholars’ Award is a prestigious award that celebrates teaching at the University; it formally recognizes colleagues who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.

Successful applicants receive funding and support over a two-year period to develop an aspect of their teaching practice that is designed to both impact on student learning and develop their leadership roles within the wider teaching and learning community.

New UAL Teaching Scholars for 2018

  • Bethan Alexander is course leader for MA Fashion Retail Management at the London College of Fashion.

Her project will create a mentoring network for students in Fashion Retail Management with two strands. The first will support the transition into M-level study, and the second will enable students to access industry mentors to support their progression into employment.

  • Graham Barton is Academic Support Coordinator within Academic Support, Library and Student Support Services.

Graham will complete a trans-disciplinary action research project that will examine how arts students can benefit from examining their learning strategies and creative practices through the means of sound arts and music improvisation.

  • Ian Thompson is Outreach Manager at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon.

He will complete a large-scale study to identify the expectations of students in post-sixteen education with relation to: their future working lives, skills they think they will need, and what motivates them. Findings from the study will then be used to develop a new peer-mentoring programme for students designed to develop their skills and wider professional attributes.

UAL Senior Teaching Scholar Announcements

UAL Senior Teaching Scholars are appointed on the basis of both completing their tenure as Teaching Scholars and gaining further professional recognition as Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. By successfully applying to become Senior Fellows these colleagues have demonstrated excellence in student learning, and supporting others to become better teachers.

  • Dr Pratap Rughani is Acting Associate Dean Research at the London College of Communication.

Pratap’s project drew on his expertise as a documentary filmmaker to create a film and guide that explores the complexity of ethics in both research and making. These resources can now be used as a researcher-development tool for staff and students.

  • Shibboleth Shechter is senior lecturer and stage one coordinator for the BA Interior & Spatial Design at Chelsea College of Arts.

As UAL Teaching Scholar, she explored how live projects can be embedded into the curriculum and how the student experience of participating in live projects can be documented and disseminated.

One thought on “UAL Teaching Scholars’ Awards 2018

  • April 4, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Congratulations to Shibboleth Shechter on gaining this well deserved award and to ChelseaUAL for providing a flexibility seeding ground for staff, students and locals – individual residents and organisations, where joint projects can be developed in neighbourhood cooperation for the benefit of all.


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