Educational Activities & Training Events

Find out about workshops, seminars, symposia, talks, staff training activities and other events that reflect the educational value of the RAS research.

Education and training activities

The educational value of the RAS research is developed in bespoke ways where we engage with on-going curriculum and pedagogic discourses via our workshops, seminars, symposia and staff training activity.

This includes dissemination at course level via staff meetings and work for training events such as:

• Inclusivity Day at CSM (2014)
• CLTAD staff development days (2013, 2015)
• UKADIA annual conference (2013, 2014)
• Regional workshops (Leeds, 2014)

The HE Academy has also used RAS material in its training.

RAS Stipend

RAS continues to be driven by UAL staff through the 2014-15 Stipend work (five curriculum interventions/projects) and in symposia. Individual RAS researchers became champions in their areas around diversity concerns. Find out more by clicking on the name of each person below. 

Caroline Stevenson

Foundation/BA degrees LCF - developing student focused event around curriculum issues and issues from the chapter she wrote in the book around using counter-storytelling to enable students to develop their voice at university. Date tbc.

Amanda Hopkins

BA Architecture/Spatial CSM 'Developing further curriculum knowledge from RAS Culture and Creativity research' - specially designed workshops to develop the cultural narrative as an element in the design process - thereby broadening the remit of the courses in this area to respond to diverse student needs. She is also testing this as a model for interventions in briefs that may be used in the future. Date tbc.

Michelle Wild

Foundation degrees/courses - developing curriculum focused workshops for staff and students around RAS issues. She has 120 students. This work is more theory/practice focused and co-constructed with students. Date tbc.

Dr. Michael McMillan

Dr. Michael McMillan LCF Cultural & Historical/Assoc. RAS Researcher - Screening of 'The Stuart Hall Project' (John Akomfrah, 2013) at RHS Space /JPS on Thursday 21st May 2015, which was followed by a discussion about the legacy of Stuart Hall in the context of identity and cultural studies in the arts curriculum with curator Paul Goodwin (Joint Chair of Black Arts, UAL) and chaired by Dr. Michael McMillan. The event was open to UAL staff and students as well as members of the public.

Susanna Round

The artist Shezad Dawood has been invited to the early summer term to give a talk about the development of his practice and related cultural concerns, which will include some one to one sessions with students to discover their key concerns at this early stage in the their careers. This will be in the context of 'Exploring the support that BAME students receive in developing their concerns as emerging artists across Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Fine Art courses'. Date tbc.