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New postgraduate courses announced

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We’ve been making some very exciting changes to our postgraduate offer lately, so below we’ve rounded up all our new and revised postgraduate courses in one place.

New courses //

Starting in September 2015, we are offering a range of fantastic new courses in order to meet demand and expand applicants’ options in a number of fast-evolving and developing creative industries.

We hope that there will now also be even more opportunity for undergraduate-to-postgraduate progression.

Our new postgraduate courses, subject to validation, are:

MA Animation: Students create, explore and play with both 3D digital and 2.5D analogue technologies. This course offers the chance to develop a personal practice that understands animation in multiple forms, creating innovative approaches to animation driven by critical understanding.

MA Design Management and Cultures: Students develop high-level leadership, management, communication and analytical skills for a career in the creative and cultural industries. The course combines academic study with creative and professional practice in a project-led curriculum.

MA Film (2016 entry onwards): Information available shortly

MA Games Design: Rooted in experimental practice, MA Games Design ensures that students are equipped with both the technical and critical skills that allow them to produce a broad portfolio of innovative game prototypes. Concepts of goal, challenge and obstacle are also explored through critical evaluation.

MA International Journalism (Online): A new course developed to help journalists get an international perspective on the world and the way in which global media is now accessible across traditional frontiers thanks to rapidly-evolving communications technology.

MA Television: This unique course delivers the skills needed to design and make fact-based television programming. Students learn how to translate their ideas into practical, hands-on advanced programming and also learn about pitching, budgeting, and how to establish their own production company.

Postgraduate Diploma Photography: Information available shortly

Updated courses //

Some of our other postgraduate courses have been significantly revalidated and are now offering updated content.

MA Arts and Lifestyle Journalism (revalidated MA Journalism): Students develop the advanced skills needed for a successful career in journalism, create substantial pieces of journalism on aspects of arts, culture and lifestyle, and learn from tutors with extensive professional experience of arts journalism in print, broadcast and online.

MA Graphic and Media Design (revalidated MA Graphic Design): Students establish a distinct understanding of the fields of graphic design and visual culture, as well as those that infect, destabilise and unravel it. This course invites thoughtful, critical, productive individuals interested in the effective articulation of design.

Changes //

We’re also ensuring that all our Masters programmes (MAs) start in September. Courses which currently have January starts will have one final January intake in 2015, then standardised September starts will begin in September 2015.

All full-time MA courses will also move to a four-term model, with part-time MAs using a seven-term model.

We hope you enjoy exploring our new postgraduate possibilities!

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UAL ranks in overall top 30 in UK’s latest higher education research audit

University of the Arts London ranks among the top research universities with 83% of its research graded as world leading and internationally excellent, following the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014).

UAL is placed by REF 2014 in the overall top 30 UK research institutions for the quality of research submitted. It is a top 5 research university in its broader peer group and first in the Power ranking in the Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory category.

Analysis by Times Higher Education shows that UAL enjoys 15.22% market share of all art and design research in the UK, by far the largest share of any institution.

Nigel Carrington, Vice-Chancellor of UAL, said:

“UAL is known as a centre of excellence in practice-based teaching. I am delighted that we are now also recognised as a leading research university. We are making important contributions to global research on creative practice, sustainability, fashion, curation and the history of art and design.”

UAL has the largest community of designer and artist researchers in the world, and is a dynamic location for contemporary art historical research.

This is the most influential UK-wide benchmark for research. The results will be used by the four UK higher education funding bodies to allocate research funding to universities – around £2 billion per year from 2015-16.

Notes
1. REF 2014 provides a robust and thorough assessment of the quality of universities’ research in all disciplines. The research of 52,061 academic staff from 154 UK universities was peer-reviewed by a series of panels comprising UK and international experts, and external users of research.
2. REF 2014 was undertaken by the four higher education funding bodies for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It replaces the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), last conducted in 2008. The results are available at www.ref.ac.uk
3. REF 2014 was a process of expert review. HEIs were invited to make submissions in 36 units of assessment. Submissions were assessed by an expert sub-panel for each unit of assessment, working under the guidance of four main panels. Sub-panels applied a set of generic assessment criteria and level definitions, to produce an overall quality profile for each submission.
4. The overall quality profile awarded to each submission is derived from three elements:
a. The quality of research outputs. This contributes 65 per cent of the overall quality profile. The panels reviewed 191,150 submitted research outputs.
b. The social, economic and cultural impact of research. This contributes 20 per cent of the overall quality profile. This is a new feature in the assessment framework. The panels reviewed 6,975 submitted impact case studies.
c. The research environment. This contributes 15 per cent of the overall quality profile.
5. UAL places 26th out of all UK higher education institutions who submitted to REF 2014 in all subjects.
6. 83% of UAL’s research was assessed as world-leading (31%) and internationally excellent (52%).
7. Of all UK higher education institutions in unit of assessment 34 (Art & Design: History, Practice and Theory), UAL is 1st in the Power ranking.
8. UAL is 5th of all higher education institutions from peer group D who submitted research in unit of assessment 34: Art & Design.
9. UAL’s research case studies can be found at http://www.arts.ac.uk/research/research-impact/

 

 

Nigel Carrington praises UAL’s research community following REF 2014

After years of hard work, we now know that UAL has achieved an outstanding result in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. You can read our public statement on the UAL news pages.

83% of the research we submitted was graded as world-leading and internationally excellent. This places UAL in the overall top 30 UK research institutions in the UK for the quality of research submitted.

To put this in context, REF 2014 is the most influential and far-reaching UK-wide benchmark for research. The results will be used by the four UK higher education funding bodies to allocate research funding to universities – around £2 billion per year from 2015-16. So this result should have a big influence on our fortunes over the next six years.

As I have said more publicly, UAL is known as a centre of excellence in practice-based teaching. I am delighted that we are now also recognised as a leading research university against international benchmarks.

I want to pay tribute and thanks to the leadership of Professor Oriana Baddeley, UAL’s Dean of Research, and to the huge efforts of the entire research community at UAL. We are making important contributions to global research. It is right that this is recognised.

Nigel Carrington
Vice-Chancellor, UAL

LCC alumna reveals lives of hospice patients in new exhibition

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Jade Sempare, 31, was diagnosed with MS at the age of 13. She told Eléonore about how her house keys represented living independently from her mum.

MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography alumna Eléonore de Bonneval has recently been working with patients at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney, to create a series of intimate portraits capturing the most important objects in their lives.

Launched to coincide with Hospice Care Week, Eléonore’s ‘Everlasting Lives’ exhibition features photographs of objects selected not for their materialistic value but for the personal and emotional stories attached.

St Joseph’s Hospice is one of the oldest and largest hospices in Britain, founded in 1905. It is an independent charity providing compassionate support and care for people with life-limiting conditions and terminal illnesses in Hackney and the City of London, Newham and Tower Hamlets.

Speaking at the exhibition opening, Eléonore said:

“I want to thank St Joseph’s Hospice staff and patients for their support and trust throughout this project.

“Jade, Sanjay, Lucie, John, Josie, Susan and Viviane told me about their life stories, we identified together five objects that mattered to them, but really those objects don’t matter.

“What do matter are the stories attached. Through those you’ll get a window into their lives, hear about their trips, favourite books or music and most importantly you’ll hear about the essential role played by their beloved friends and family.”

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John Waterhouse’s photograph of his dad

John Waterhouse, 77
Diagnosed with blood cancer in January 2013

My dad
I was born the wrong time, 1937. I didn’t see my father. I don’t remember seeing my father until I was 8 years of age. It wasn’t a normal upbringing because my mother was in the hospital. She had TB. She died at 32. I was 9.

I was about 8 years of age when my dad came back, he was like a stranger because I had not seen him at all really. I remember he came in, he gave us a little jar of sweets and went round the pub. I still remember that day. I don’t know what sweets it was in those days, everything was rationed.

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Toys belonging to Susan Murray’s children

Susan Murray, 52
Diagnosed with MS on January 18, 2008

‘Eric the Sheep’ and ‘Stripey Zebra’, my children’s teddy bears.
I had my first kid Alfy, now 15, when I was 38 and Jake, now 12, when I was 40. The only thing I didn’t do is travel to South America, which is the next place I wanted to go to. But I had the kids instead.

My life has completely changed since I had the kids. It does. They are really important to me.

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Perfume bottle belonging to Viviane Fatimani’s grandmother

Viviane Fatimani, 29
Diagnosed with MS in December 2009

The scent of my French grandmother
My grandmother died last year at Christmas, two days before we came to visit but I think it was on purpose because she always made me promise I would be at her funeral. When I was living in Mexico, sometimes she said ‘you will come back for my funeral right?’ ‘Yeah of course I will Mémé !’.

I have kept her perfume because it smells of her. It is Cinema by Yves Saint Laurent. I can’t believe she used to bath herself in this stuff. I used to think that it was just what she used to smell of. I didn’t realize it was perfume. My aunt told me ‘you should take the perfume’.

I took it to my sister and I said: ‘Close your eyes, smell this, what is it ? What does it smell of?’ She said, ‘it smells of Mémé!’

‘Everlasting Lives’ continues at St Joseph’s Hospice until Friday 16 January 2015 and is open every day 9am-6pm.

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Review // David Goldblatt and Anthony Clavane turn spotlight on football’s big issues

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David Goldblatt, award-winning author of The Game Of Our Lives.

Second-year BA (Hons) Sports Journalism student Stephen Kilbey, winner of the 2014 Sir William Lyons Award for best young motoring journalist, reports on the latest in LCC’s popular series of sports guest lectures.

Award-winning authors David Goldblatt and Anthony Clavane recently tackled the good, the bad and the downright ugly sides of the ‘beautiful game’ as guests of LCC’s BA (Hons) Sports Journalism course.

Goldblatt’s latest book, The Game Of Our Lives, has been widely acclaimed as a seminal look behind the money-fuelled hype surrounding English football at its elite level.

Clavane, who is also a Sports Journalism tutor at LCC, is the author of Promised Land, about his emotional ties to his home city Leeds and its football club, which was named as both Football and Sports Book of the Year in 2011.

He also writes on football for, amongst others, the Mirror, Independent and New Statesman and is an authority on the Jewish influence on the English game.

On their agenda at LCC were hot topics including club ownership, recent incidents of racism within the sport, and the growing popularity of the women’s game.

“I think with the rise of women’s football, we should see a new type of following,” said Goldblatt. “I don’t know quite what it is yet, but I certainly think it will be better to see something other than a clone of the Premier League.

“Will it ever be as big as men’s football to truly rival it? I’m not sure… Women’s football still has a long way to go, but it’s certainly the most prominent it’s been for the public since its boom during the early 20th century.”

BA (Hons) Sports Journalism Course Leader Anne Coddington said after writing her 1997 book One Of The Lads: Women Who Follow Football, she expected to have seen more progress by now in terms of female fandom, roles within clubs and in the sports media.

Clavane illustrated the progress made in dealing with racism in football with anecdotes from his time supporting Leeds United while growing up, when it was still widespread among fans.

“It was hard,” he explained. “I actually gave up my fandom for a couple of years because it got too much for me.

“When there’s several thousand fans chanting the same obscene things at black players, your fellow supporters, sometimes people you’d call friends… The only way I found I could deal with it was to get up and leave.”

The session ended with some thought-provoking questions from the students, who left motivated and eager to continue the discussion.

Words by BA (Hons) Sports Journalism student Stephen Kilbey

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Journalism Guest Speaker Review // Magazines, Fashion, Style and Apps

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Joanna Montgomery (far left) and Deborah Joseph speak to LCC’s Programme Director of Journalism and Publishing, Simon Hinde.

Last month the Podium Lecture Theatre at London College of Communication hosted a talk on the digitalisation of media and how fashion magazines build interest through social media.

Joanna Montgomery, head of digital at Bauer Media, responsible for the publishing of products such as GRAZIA, Mojo, Kerrang, Q, most recently The Brief and many more, was one of two guest speakers.

The creative director of emerging fashion app ASAP54, Deborah Joseph, joined the talk to share her experience as a fashion journalist and also entrepreneur.

BA (Hons) Journalism student Desislava Todorova reports on the event.

Joanna Montgomery began by telling us about her experience in the industry. As a head of digital in Europe’s largest privately owned publishing group since 2012, she takes care of digital marketing, audience and content strategy, product management, media analytics and a bit of technology.

According to Joanna, social media has become an important element of the marketing strategy and people are becoming more aware of that. Accurately building up an audience on all social media channels could be crucial for the success of a campaign, for instance.

Another topic touched on was the digital content of magazines and how, as she mentions, “three years ago” websites were regarded as pure marketing tools, while now they are separate editorial products in their own right. As a result, the best content is being selected and later included in the print version.

To the question of whether or not digital is killing print media, she referred to the mobile versions of Bauer’s products. In this way, people are not focusing on the magazine as an object but more on its content. So her answer was “yes and no” because in the end, apps, websites and mobile versions are simply different mediums for information and digitalism has provided us with more options without necessarily excluding their print versions.

This is when Deborah Joseph stepped into the talk. She is the creative director of mobile app ASAP54. Her career more recently involved being an editor-in-chief of Condé Nast’s publication Easy Living magazine.

Her vision of the fashion world has changed through the years, as well as her perception of publications. She recalled saying years ago during an interview that she couldn’t imagine reading a book (as an example of print publication) without physically feeling it as part of the experience.

Today, she carries her Kindle and explains how fascinated she is with this swift pace of change due to digitalisation. Her most recent project, ASAP54, is a combination of trend research, fashion styling and cool-hunting which completely changes the shopping experience.

Therefore, this product is an example of the reshaping power of digital media and how this has changed our everyday perspective.

The talk was attended by students from various courses and concluded with a Q&A session which proved very useful for students aiming at fashion and digital journalism.

Words and image by BA (Hons) Journalism student Desislava Todorova.

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New names to know in South Korea

As the Korean Wave continues to send ripples across the Pacific, we celebrate six of the new names you need to know in South Korea:

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1. Kathleen Kye
Kathleen Kye’s book about her time studying at Central Saint Martins topped the best-seller list in South Korea, while her luxe streetwear label KYE is the go-to for K Pop stars, counting CL, G-Dragon and 4minute amongst its fans. After two seasons showing with Concept Korea at New York Fashion Week, KYE now has a solo slot in the official NYFW schedule. Rita Ora, Kanye West and Carine Roitfeld have all been spotted in the label’s looks.

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2. SungSoo Lee
Rock star SungSoo Lee, a graduate of LCC, is the lead singer of Harry Bigbutton and has been playing sell out shows in Seoul after finding fame on survival contest TV show Top Band.

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3. Jackie Lee
Jackie Lee‘s sleek androgynous designs were honoured by  the British Fashion Council with the prestigious opening catwalk slot at London Fashion Week. A graduate of MA Fashion at CSM, Jackie’s label J. JS Lee creates distinctive minimalist designs which draw on tailoring, her spring/summer ’15 collection drew rave reviews from the international fashion press.

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4. Youngmi Chun
Selected for New Contemporaries after graduating from MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts, stellar artist Youngmi Chun has exhibited at the Royal Academy in London and Leeum in Seoul. Her installation pieces, often exploring states of existence, are held in international collections.

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5. Steve Jung and Yoni Pai
Label Steve J and Yoni P is the hottest ticket at Seoul Fashion Week. The designers behind the label, Steve Jung and Yoni Pai, graduates of CSM and LCF respectively, draw on renaissance references and graffiti art in designs inspired by “antique plants and witty graphics combined with statue prints, colors of baby pink, lemon yellow, green and royal blue”. Key items from their collections include outerwear with lettering prints and snapbacks with detachable veils.

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UAL Edit Interview: Jackie Lee

Jackie Lee
A graduate of Central Saint Martins’ MA Fashion Jackie Lee’s sleek and chic androgynous pieces in tailoring are on every wishlist for 2015.  With a vision for “a modern woman who is concerned with looking sharp in a uniquely feminine way” her label J. JS Lee opened London Fashion Week S/S15. Vogue say of her aesthetic “Lee’s girl is a certain type: she’s fuss-free and cool because of it. She might like her muted tones and her less-is-more approach but she does know how to.” Born in Seoul, South Korea, Jackie lives and works in London. She was awarded the Harrods Design Prize in 2010.

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Who or what first inspired you to become a designer?
It goes back to my childhood, my mom was a knitwear designer, she designed and produced in her boutique when she was young before she got married. Then she had to give up the designing part and be a housewife, because she had five kids. She used to knit all the clothes – knit, reknit, knit, reknit – so we all used to have to wear it. When I was young I didn’t really like it because when you’re a kid you want something from the store, you want similar things that your friends wear, you don’t want to wear handmade things, I used to ask for things from brands but she’d say “come on, we can’t afford it, clothing for five kids!” But if I look back I feel like actually, that knitwear’s gorgeous! Now I can realise whenever I see my childhood photos, “wow, it’s an amazing colour combination, amazing stitches, mom actually this is great!” So actually I learned how to create clothing because I used to help my mom. And my sister is a painter, so she’s really good at colour palette, I learned a lot from my sister as well, so naturally I thought I’m going to apply for the fashion design course at the University.

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What are you working on at the moment?
I’m working on the new collection, the upcoming collection. We have the major collection which is autumn/winter in February, but before that I’m working on my first pre-fall collection. Now I’m doing the research and designing process for the pre-fall and the autumn/winter. It never stops! Time flies.

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What are you most passionate about?
Apart from fashion? These days I’m really into furniture, DIY! I half think I shouldn’t do this, but I’ve been collecting lots of rubbish boxes or maybe something from a bin and bring it into my studio – which my studio manager hates – and paint them, put wheels underneath and use it as a trolley. I love to create something new from rubbish, valuable things. I’m really into it now.

Jackie Lee takes a bow at the end of her Spring Summer 2014 catwalk show at Somerset House

Which part of creative work do you most love?
All the artists, or architects or fashion visionaries or even someone out doing a boring job, they have the whole process from nothing to the end and I’m sure most people enjoy the beginning part, the research part where we get inspired and certainly that part is my favourite part. When I start researching I can’t even sleep it’s so exciting – I need to find the next amazing source and create something from nothing, and when you make something from nothing you feel like “wow, I did something”. That feeling is so good, I really love that part of the whole journey. But once I’m done with the exciting sketches all the boring jobs are coming. I’m pretty certain all designers don’t like the production part, that is so boring!

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Where is your favourite London haunt?
I’m based in east London, in Dalston, which I used to hate but now it’s super hot. Everybody moves there and all the artists and unique people open their own stores, they don’t care about money, they’re focused on their art. So my current  favourites are east Hackney and Dalston. Every day there’s something new coming up. Before that I used to say Tate Modern, you can see the Tower of London which is very historical and Tate Modern, which is very modern, facing each other and that’s very interesting.

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What is your guilty pleasure?
A lot! First of all I’m a heavy smoker. The second, I play games and if I get addicted then – for example, Candy Crush – I have to reach the top level otherwise I don’t stop. Before I sleep I always play an hour or two. I drink too much coffee – six or seven coffees a day – I know, it’s too much isn’t it!

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Name a favourite book, song and film
On the Road – it’s an amazing book, all the lore, I love all the journey, who they met…
I’m really into the song that I used for my last collection for the catwalk, by Fujiya & Miyagi. I didn’t know the artists before but I love all their songs.
Begin Again – I don’t watch horror films or I can’t sleep, and nothing too complicated or I don’t really watch it, but these kind of dramas and soft things I love. But if I had to chose one favourite film I would have to say Harry Potter – it’s not because I’m living in London but I love that kind of child for kids movies or older animation. Not the last film because it was too dark and twisted, but one to four I loved – I’ve seen them more than 50 times. I’m always playing Harry Potter and doing designing.

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What is your signature dish?
I’m a Korean so I usually cook Korean dishes for my staff, because they love Korean – I made them try it and now they love it! There’s one traditional Korean dish, spring onion pancake  with soy sauce that’s amazing.

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Do you think University of the Arts London has an important role to play in Britain’s cultural life?
Of course, definitely, no doubt – not only British cultural life but also worldwide I would have to say, because whoever graduates from this University, they go back to their country and they educate their people there – so many Korean designers or whoever who have trained in Central Saint Martins, they go back home and they train the same way to their staff, they bring the British culture into Korea, which is a major perk. I trained in Central Saint Martins and it still plays a huge part in my designing process, so many people say to me “your designs are not really Korean style”. All foreign designers bring their own culture into  their designing but I don’t because I’m educated in London rather in Korea so I have more London cultural things. I’m sure all the students who trained in our schools, they have their signature with London style.

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What advice would you give to aspiring creatives?
There are some words from Louise Wilson, she used to say to me “don’t be f**king lazy”. I loved her, she put the rules on her door: “Don’t be lazy! Go do f**king research”, which is all correct! Seriously, that really woke me up, like wow yes that is really true. People go CSM or LCF or working for somebody to learn how to be a creative but they thing is you also need to have good skills to support your creativity. Always Louise Wilson complained to the students to say “do you think you guys are creative? Without skill you can’t support any of your creativity” and that’s not lying, you need to learn the skills to be a creative. You need to experience whatever you can, not only good things but bad things as well.

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Why is South Korea so exciting right now?
Some people say that South Korea is like Latin America – they have fun, they have a party culture, and they move so fast, work so hard, and Korea is really strong in IT, the internet is amazing, they access all the information from outside into Korea so fast. People who were abroad go back to Korea and now they make new culture, a new generation of Korean fashion. Before there were not many people who got educated outside of Korea but now there are so many that get educated outside and they make their own culture there, they bring amazing culture from outside to mix with Korean own culture there which is a really good combination to be exploited. The young generation know what’s going on out there, it’s very international now and no-stop 24 hours – you can go to the club or pub 24 hours, they never close, the night culture is amazing, it never stops, the food is amazing, and living costs are not expensive.

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Which are your favourite hang-outs in Seoul?
In Seoul there’s no real central area, there are so many different places to go, but for artistic people there are so many fine artists staying and doing creative jobs in the Hongdae area, it’s a University area, and there are so many artists, they sell their wares on the street, it’s like the old Brick Lane, I’d definitely recommend there. Or there’s a street called Garosu Street, there were originally all the boutiques there, like 20 or 30 years ago, but now it’s become a really fashion hot place, with lots of concept stores like Dover Street Market. The concept store is a huge trend in Korea and there are so many beautiful concept stores coming up there now.

Read more about Jackie Lee on the J. JS Lee website

We reveal the new names to know in South Korea. Read the feature on the UAL website

UAL visited South Korea this season, including appearances at the Global Leaders Forum. Read the news items on the UAL website

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UAL pledges money to Student Hardship Fund in National Student Survey initiative

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For every response to this year’s National Student Survey (NSS), which opens on 26 January, the University will pledge £5 to the Student Hardship fund. This will rise to £10 once we exceed last year’s response rate (70%).

This amounts to a significant financial contribution to help students in difficulty, so every response really does count. The National Student Survey (NSS) is an independent, external survey which asks final year students about their time at university.

The results are a key measure of student satisfaction, so scores are highly visible and often reported in the media.

A lot of promotional activity is already being planned at college and course level, and much has already happened in response to last year’s results and ongoing student feedback.

NSS guidance for staff and students will be available on the intranet soon, along with updates about what’s happening across the university to promote the NSS as well as information about our year-round improvements.

Please contact Rhian Bowley, Student Survey Administrator, with any news about your plans to promote the NSS locally, or with any questions about the survey, at r.bowley@arts.ac.uk, x2338.

 

Academic Workload Planner (AWP)

Academic Workload Planner

We would like to remind staff that support for the UAL-wide Academic Workload Planner (AWP) is available on the Human Resources intranet site.

The AWP page includes:

·         The Academic Workload Planner

·         Academic Workload Planner: Guidance Notes

·         A tutorial Video

The overriding purpose of the AWP Planner is to seek equitable academic workloads across the University and ensure that all aspects of academic contribution are appropriately recognised. AWP is a simple MS Excel tool designed for simplicity and ease of use. It has been agreed with UCU and is available for use on a voluntary basis to aid discussions about planning and workload as part of the PRA / mid year review processes. Further details about this can be obtained from your Dean or from Human Resources.

John Hallam
Acting Human Resources Director