Student-Staff Collaboration Fund

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At a time when boundaries between the disciplines are fading in favour of more fluid ways of working, the Teaching and Learning Exchange and SUArts have created a pot of funding available for student and staff collaborations that enhance the student experience.

Student-Staff Collaboration Fund 2016/17

Applications for the Student-Staff Collaboration Fund will reopen in the Autumn term 2016 and key dates will be announced on this page. In the meantime, below is an overview of this year's funded projects.

Funded Projects 2015/16

In 2015/16 we received 45 applications in total from across UAL’s colleges and on 25 November a panel of students and staff came together to discuss all the applications based on the following criteria:

  1. The extent to which the project will result in a positive impact on the student experience
  2. The extent to which students and staff will work together during the collaboration
  3. The extent to which the project will be of interest to the wider University
  4. The relevance of the project to the wider community.

Alongside the above criteria all applications needed to demonstrate genuine collaboration between students and staff in forming and developing the project. With a maximum award of £2,000 per project, the panel funded eleven projects. 

Project 1: Wimbledon in Bloom

College: CCW – Wimbledon
Awardees: Peter Logan, Annamaria Gazinelli and Ann Marshall

This project gives staff and students the chance to plan and grow seedlings and plants in planters and beds around the Wimbledon site. The project will culminate with a competition called ‘Wimbledon In Bloom’. 

Project 2: Draw Peckham

College: CCW – Camberwell
Awardees: Nathan Fraser and Kelly Chorpening

Draw Peckham is a site-specific, social engagement project based in, and themed on, Peckham, through the practice of drawing. Students and staff are collaborating to design and deliver workshops as well as collaborating with local community groups to document the project and provide a snapshot of Peckham. This will be facilitated through the creation of a mobile workshop and exhibition space. The works produced during the workshops will be collated in a publication.

Project 3: Speaking of Practice

Colleges: CSM and CCW
Awardees: Gill Anderson and Stephanie Spindler

This project will initiate two ‘Long Table’ discussion events (led by PhD students) and invite contributions from practice-based/led research students and staff both within and external to UAL. The project will open up the personal and professional experience of negotiating practice as research through discussion and debate.

Project 4: Academy Award Quiz Night

College: CCW – Wimbledon
Awardees: Katy D’Cruz and Simon Betts

A black tie quiz event, themed around the Oscars, open to all staff and students from all courses and pathways at Wimbledon bringing together like-minded people, engaging in friendly competition.

Project 5: Diversity Matters Awareness Week: Let’s Talk About Race

College: LCC
Awardees: Kai Lutterodt, Jennifer Williams-Baffoe and Tanicia Payne

This student-staff collaboration team will co-ordinate an events programme called Diversity Matters Awareness Week: Let’s Talk About Race between 18th -23rd April 2016.

All events will focus on race matters in our learning environment, allowing for discussion on the low percentage of BAME staff in academic positions and senior management which is having a direct impact on the attainment and retainment of BAME (Black and Ethnic Minority) and International Students (see UAL’s and Diversity Report 2015).

Find out more about our week-long of events, panel discussion, film screening and workshops on the Diversity Matters website.

Project 6: Pop-Up Digital Making Space

College: CCW
Awardees: Chris Follows, Sadhna Jain and Anna Balint

The project will explore, share and build on knowledge and experience of emergent digital practice and its relationship to disciplines. It will develop a community who can work together with shared interest in the development of open workshops, demos, hacks, showcase events and jam activities, supporting learning and teaching by ‘popping up’ in locations across CCW.

Project 7: Arts:Live

College: LCC
Awardees: Peter Moorhead, Dian Sofia, Clive Beavan, Simon Hinde and Sarah Temple

Arts:Live will set up a high quality, democratised, and highly entertaining student-run Internet radio station, assisted and facilitated by both UAL and SUArts.

Project 8: The Butterfly Project: Women and the Dark Side of Circus

College: CSM
Awardees: Dermot Hayes, Ell Fallows, Chuck Lowry and Fred Meller

A collaborative performance for the unseen spaces of The Royal Albert Hall based on the theme of the travelling circus. This project is in collaboration with The Royal Albert Hall Widening Participation Initiative working with four courses across three levels in Performance Design and Practice, Character Animation, Culture Criticism and Curation, Acting (Foundation).

Project 9: Digital Coffee

College: LCF
Awardees: Mouhannad Al-Sayegh and Miguel Angel Ceballos

This project will develop a community for students and staff who are working with or are interested in tech and digital innovation. It will be a live forum for exploring new types of digital interaction in various art forms, including – but not limited to – fashion. The activities will be informal and invite brainstorming and discussion through ‘Digital’ coffee mornings.

Project 10: Terrace Garden of Delights

College: CSM
Awardees: Cheryl Kohl and Margot Bannerman

The development and installation of a permaculture growing space on the outdoor terrace on the third floor at CSM. This will involve the co-designing, constructing, installing and planting of growing structures for the large terrace space.

Project 11: KEY: practices-ideas-debates-moments-questions-words

College: CCW – Chelsea
Awardees: Graduate Diploma Fine Art students and Katrine Hjelde

The project will be a series of four events curated and organised by the Graduate Diploma in Fine Art students, with sessions centred around topics that the students find key to their practice and experiences on a Fine Art course so far.