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Teaching and Learning Fund

Teaching and Learning Fund


The 2019 round of the Exchange’s annual Teaching and Learning Fund is now closed for applications.

The fund supports education projects designed to make a difference to the quality of students’ learning and/or employability, and to increase attainment.

We are looking for project applications:

  • from UAL staff, or from UAL staff and students working collaboratively,
  • that reflect innovative pedagogical thinking or practice, and
  • that are able to demonstrate impact on both those involved and those beyond the immediate reach of the project.

You might, for example, want to pilot and refine a new approach to teaching and learning before introducing it more fully into the curriculum.

Amounts available

Applicants can bid for funding of £1,500 or £3,000 to cover the expense of projects that will run from January to December.

Proposal Categories

Proposals are invited under the following four themes:

Curious, creative curricula

Projects in this category should address at least one of the following:

  • A particular teaching and learning challenge, such as teaching large groups or enhancing small-group learning.
  • Inclusive teaching for diverse student groups.
  • Innovative approaches to pedagogy.
  • New collaborations, perhaps between disciplines, courses or Colleges.

Digital Learning

Projects in this category should address at least one of the following (preferably mapped to the Digital Creative Attributes Framework) :

  • Moving teaching online.
  • Engaging students in online spaces.
  • Developing a more inclusive curriculum.
  • Responding to complexity.
  • Creating new collaborations, perhaps between disciplines, courses or Colleges.

Employability and Enterprise

Projects in this category should address at least one of the following:

  • Developing progressive and imaginative thinking in employability pedagogy.
  • Embedding of enterprise or entrepreneurship in the curriculum.
  • Supporting the inclusivity of industry engagement ensuring participation from groups underrepresented in the creative industries.

The aspiration is to support strategic initiatives that improve the employability of all students in a particular course (or area) rather than a selected few.

We also encourage projects that have a sustainable impact which will benefit future cohorts of students. It is important that projects in this area reflect the use of the Creative Attributes Framework in articulating the employability and enterprise learning.

Environmental Sustainability

Projects in this category should address at least one of the following:

  • Transforming the curriculum to develop students’ sustainability literacy.
  • Developing or using sustainable pedagogies within a specific context e.g. course, discipline or unit.
  • Working to reduce our impact upon environment in terms of our teaching, learning and assessment processes.
  • Challenging the status quo to disrupt unsustainable practices.

Who can apply?

Staff eligibility

  • The lead applicant must be a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • All applicants must be employed by the University of the Arts London as either full-time or fractional members of staff (minimum 100 hours)

Student eligibility

  • Student applicants must be students at the University of the Arts London and apply with an eligible member of staff
  • Students must be on an accredited course that leads to a qualification e.g. Foundation Diploma, BA (Hons), PgCert, Masters or PhD.

Further guidance

Application forms and guidance will be available here when the new funding round opens.

Please note that we especially welcome new applicants to the fund. If you would like guidance on completing a submission, please refer to the list of contacts on the application form.

Please make sure you complete your entry with full reference to the guidance notes that are embedded in the application form. All completed submissions must be sent to:

Application deadline

The 2019 Fund is now closed to applications.  Please check back in the new academic year for the 2020 funding round.