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UAL strategy overview

Nigel Carrington

The people who work and study here shape the way we think about and sense the world, and how we act in it.

- Sir Nigel Carrington, UAL Vice-Chancellor, 2008-2021

Transformative education for a creative world

As a creative university, our future is formed by the imagination, energy and skills of our staff, students, alumni and of the many academics from other institutions who work closely with us each year.

UAL in 2022 will be the sum of the ideas we generate over the next seven years, the beautiful and wonderful things we make, and of our academic and business relationships here and abroad. There are four major aims in our strategy. First, to be the best teachers in creative education. Second, to generate new knowledge that will address the challenges of today, fascinate students, and grow our income. Third, to increase our influence and impact as we become a global university. And fourth, to build the best physical and digital context for creative education, valuing traditional tools and workshops as much as emerging technology.

The people who work and study here shape the way we think about and sense the world, and how we act in it. With this strategy, we look forward to building the framework for their ideas and the environment in which the next generation of students and researchers will study and create.

Sir Nigel Carrington, UAL Vice-Chancellor, 2008-2021