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Research announce: Sabbatical Leave Scheme (Round 9) and the UAL Research Mentoring Scheme

UAL Research Sabbatical Leave Scheme (Round 9) announced

The deadline for applications is 4pm on Wednesday 2 July 2014
Application forms and guidance can be found on the Staff Portal:

Completed applications should be sent as an email attachment to Naomi O’Connor

UAL Research Mentoring Scheme launched

The purpose of research mentoring is to give the individual a clearer view of their role in research.  The aim of the UAL Research Mentoring Scheme is to support and develop the research careers of UAL academic staff.
The mentoring scheme is voluntary, and the contents of the meetings are confidential.  It is open to all academic staff on full time or fractional contracts (at least 0.2).
The time allocated to mentoring will be between a range of three and six hours; there will normally be three meetings a year and mentoring will be for one year.  At the end of each year, the College Research Committee will request from each mentor the number of meetings that took place and identify the general topic(s) discussed. Each mentor will be allocated up to six hours per member of staff within the UAL workload model.

More information and the application form can be found on the Staff Portal:

UAL Research Online training

UAL Research Online training session with Stephanie Meece on Wednesday 4 June, a lunch session from 13.00 – 14.00, in HH 708.

Learn how to upload your Research outputs on to the University Repository.

Please email to confirm your attendance.

Call for proposals: CCW Graduate School 2014/15 programme

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This term, CCW Staff are invited to propose events that will feature in the CCW Graduate School 2014/15 programme. This invitation is open to all CCW full-time and fractional staff (with at least 0.2fte).

Through our programme of events, the CCW Graduate School aims to celebrate the research activity taking place within our three colleges, integrate this within our taught courses and position ourselves within key debates relevant to art and design.

If you would like to propose an event please complete the form and return it by Thursday 14th February 2014.  The form can be found and downloaded from the intranet.  Event proposals will be considered by the Graduate School Forum in the Spring term 2014.

Events that are included in the programme must relate to one or more of the Graduate School themes: Environment, Technologies, Social Engagement and Identities. They must have some elements that are internationally excellent (e.g. as demonstrated in the quality of the research presented at the event, its venue, partnerships, its internal or external speakers etc.).  They must have an audience that includes staff, students at all levels and the public and they must demonstrate an enhancement of the student experience. Ideally event proposals will identify external and media partners, include a marketing and dissemination strategy and will involve Early Career Researchers.

If you have any questions about the proposal process please do get in touch with Wendy Short, CCW Graduate School Projects Officer, who will be co-ordinating the programme of CCW Graduate Events and looks forward to working with you.

For inspiration, why not attend some of this term’s CCW Graduate School Public Programme Events?  The full programme is below, or you can visit the CCW Graduate School Website.

Wimbledon Space: Call for Performance Proposals

Proposals invited from UAL staff and students: Acts Re-Acts

Wimbledon Space invites proposals from UAL staff, PhD and MA students for a month-long festival of performance, new media, workshops, discussions, events, interventions, seminars and installations, to take place at Wimbledon Space between 25 February – 26 March 2014.

It is now over forty years since Michael Fried, the ‘high priest’ of modernism, published his three propositions in ‘Art and Objecthood’ declaring war on theatre and theatricality, including his much debated ‘Art degenerates as it approaches the condition of theatre’. Despite his warnings, in the intervening years, the barricades have come down and borders have been breached. However, in the field of performance, by definition a contested terrain, some of the old prejudices and resistances still exist.

Acts Re-Acts will open up a discourse between students and staff across UAL and beyond who are making, thinking or writing about performance in fine art and theatre or who inhabit that ‘dangerous border zone’ between both.

Call for Performance Proposals

Acts Re-Acts will transform Wimbledon Space into a site for performance, a place to explore the diverse performance activities happening across UAL. One day each week will be dedicated to performance and performance related events. If you are engaged with performance and performance research and you have work you would like to present, live, recorded or virtual, a performance, a lecture, an intervention or a workshop we will provide the space and technical support. Please submit a proposal as detailed below. If selected you will be offered an honorarium of £100 towards travel and expenses.

Residency Opportunity

Wimbledon Space also offers itself as a testing ground for performance research and invites proposals for 4 short residences which will run weekly during the festival month. Successful applicants will be offered;

  • Access to the gallery space as a studio for 4/5days
  • ‘On call’ technical assistance
  • Opportunity to perform/trial/showcase the outcome of the residency
  • Feedback and discussion

To apply for the Performance or Residency opportunity, please email to request a Proposal Form.

Deadline for receipt of completed proposals (max 300 words) is 12am, Monday 18 November 2013.

Clare Mitten
Gallery Coordinator
Wimbledon College of Art
Merton Hall Road
London SW19 3QA

Workshops for academic research staff

RMA Workshop Programme 2013/14

The Research Management and Administration (RMA) team is delighted to announce its new programme of workshops for 2013/14.

All workshops are open to academic research staff, please check if the workshop you are interested in is targeted to your level (ECR, Mid-career, Senior).

The workshops will take place across the year at various UAL locations.  For a full list of workshops in the series please click here, essential training sessions are marked in blue.

The workshops are open for bookings now:

What do funders want?
To understand the priorities of different external research funders

12 Nov 2013               14:30 to 15:30

Main points covered:

  • Research Councils and their strategic priorities
  • Trusts and foundations
  • Pitching to a funder – understanding the key elements of a good application

Open to:
All levels

This workshop will be repeated on the following dates, at the following locations:
11/02/14 LCC
29/04/14 CSM

Workshops for academic research staff

RMA Workshop Programme 2013/14

The Research Management and Administration (RMA) team is delighted to announce its new programme of workshops for 2013/14.

All workshops are open to academic research staff, please check if the workshop you are interested in is targeted to your level (ECR, Mid-career, Senior).

The workshops will take place across the year at various UAL locations.  For a full list of workshops in the series please click here, essential training sessions are marked in blue.

The first workshop is now open for bookings now:

To understand the issues raised by legal contracts for research projects

06 Nov 2013      14:30 to 15:30

Main points covered:

  • Types of contract in a funding applications
  • Points to consider

Open to:
All levels

Material Futures 01 Now on Sale for Students



The publication Material Futures 01 is currently on sale for all UAL students until the 31st of October. The publication can be purchased for half the original price over the TFRC website.

Material Futures provides valuable information and insight for anyone working in the field of colour, materials and design innovation. Compiled and edited by Textile Futures Research Centre  in collaboration with trend consultancy FranklinTill it features cutting edge research led by TFRC, as well as profiling the most exciting materials-led research, framed by key emerging trends impacting the global design industry.

Material Futures 01 has won the Editorial Design Award of this years Design Week Awards.

Future Map Design 2013

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Exhibition open from Saturday 14 September – Wednesday 16 October 2013
Nursery Gallery

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10am–6pm, Sat 10am–4pm
Nearest Tube: Elephant & Castle

Private View booking essential

Future Map
Future Map is the leading annual exhibition of the finest emerging talent from London’s creative powerhouse, University of the Arts London (UAL). Now in its 15th year, Future Map has a well-earned reputation amongst industry insiders for showcasing the next generation of artists and designers who will define our visual landscape.

Future Map Design
Joining the Future Map brand in 2013 is Future Map Design, showcasing a selection of UAL’s brightest design graduates during the London Design Festival and London Fashion week. Future Map Design is curated by UAL Pro Vice-Chancellors Natalie Brett (London College of Communication) and Frances Corner, OBE (London College of Fashion). Exhibitors were selected from thousands of graduating BA and MA students, representing all the University Colleges and a range of disciplines, including photography, textiles, ceramics, graphics and fashion.

Future Map 13, showcasing the full breadth of art and design work from across the University, will be exhibiting early spring 2014.

More information

MA Interactive Media | Final Show 2013


Private View Thursday 5 September 2013, 6-9pm
Exhibition from Friday 6  – Tuesday 10 September 2013
10-5pm weekdays
11am – 4pm Saturdays (closed Sundays)
Well Gallery

MA Interactive Media | Final Show 2013

Here you will find presented four final major group projects as well as research, speculation and practice in the areas of interface and interaction design, user experience design and digital culture.

The course is one of the longest-established postgraduate courses in the field and is designed for people who want to work in interactive design and media, web, digital and interactive installation. It combines theory and practice, covering conceptualisation, planning, design, coding, production, project management and usability testing. Students are encouraged to explore, experiment and take risks.

The unique approach of this MA lies in its emphasis on the role of theory in underpinning multimedia design practice, and on making interactive design to challenge and test theories of interactive communication.

The course places great weight on the learning opportunities afforded by group-work. It reflects the multi-disciplinary and cooperative nature of industry and practice and has the added benefit of enabling students from many different cultures to exchange ideas, concepts and learning experiences in a collaborative environment.


Fashion Matters: A Gala Dinner with Auction


Date: 6 September 2013
Location: The Mansion House, City of London

London College of Fashion, in partnership with Kurt Geiger, hosts Fashion Matters, an exclusive evening of elegance and style at the historic Mansion House in the heart of the City of London.
Fashion Matters is LCF’s annual fundraising gala. This year it marks the culmination of our celebrations for 125 years of Cordwainers at London College of Fashion.

The evening will begin with a champagne reception, giving guests a chance to mingle and take in their palatial surroundings. A 3-course dinner will then be served in the magnificent Eqyptian Hall, after which guests will be treated to a glamorous salon fashion show followed by an auction of exclusive and unique pieces and experiences. The night will close with a performance from chart-topping classical singer, Laura Wright.

Lots up for auction include the chance to commission renowned fashion illustrator, David Downton, a year’s supply of Kurt Geiger shoes, a photographic portrait of Kate Moss by Richard Young signed by the photographer, and two front-row tickets for the LCF MA Runway Show, amongst other exclusive items and experiences.

London College of Fashion is committed to providing creative education for all based on talent and not financial background. This celebration will:

  •  Support the next generation of designers through student scholarships and hardship funds
  •  Reinforce the importance of British manufacturing and fashion’s impact on the UK and global economy
  •  Provide investment in state of the art design technology and equipment
  •  Raise the profile of British fashion and design education