UAL Attainment Conference 2018

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11 Jul 2018

9.30am to 4pm

It is a UAL priority to close the attainment gaps which exist for particular groups of students by 2022. In particular the university is focusing on the attainment of Black, Asian and minority ethnic students, international students and working class students. Read more about the work UAL is undertaking here, and access resources on attainment here.

The UAL Attainment Conference provides a space for staff, from all colleges and services, to come together to understand the strategic and systematic approach the university is taking to achieve this goal.

It will also allow staff to share practice and gain confidence in effecting the change that is needed to close the gaps, building on existing attainment work, platforms and initiatives from across UAL.

Who should attend?
Open to any member of UAL staff.

This event is free. Lunch is included.

Please book a place using the form below.


09.30     Coffee and registration plus audio installation from Victoria Salmon (RHS East space)

10.00    Welcome from Simon Ofield-Kerr and Lucy Panesar followed by keynotes (RHS Centre):  
Aisha Richards (Director Shades of Noir) '#SocialJustice - Look backward to understand how to move forward' 
Dr Gurnam Singh (Visiting Fellow in Race and Education) ‘Butterflies, Bees and BME’s: Reimagining the problem of Degree Attainment.’ 
11.10     Parallel sessions
- Changing Mindsets workshop with Vikki Hill (RHS Centre)   
- Tell Us About It workshop with Terry Finnigan and Tabitha Austen (Shades of Noir) (RHS East) 
International Student Experience workshop with colleagues from UAL Language Centre (RHS West)

12.30     Lunch 

13.30     Afternoon parallel sessions on Addressing the Attainment Differentials:  
-  Make the Grade workshop with Terry Finnigan (RHS East)   
-  Interventions: a series of Pechakucha talks hosted by Angela Drisdale-Gordon (RHS Centre)   

14.45      Legislative theatre activity with E Okobi and student performers, based on UAL research by Duna Sabri (RHS Centre) 

16.00     Closing words followed by drinks (RHS East)