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Current UAL Teaching Scholars

Our 2019 UAL Teaching Scholars received their awards from Professor Simon Ofield-Kerr at the annual Learning and Teaching Conference. The title of UAL Teaching Scholar celebrates the achievements of outstanding teachers, and Scholars are supported to develop and share their practice with colleagues.

Kelly Chorpening is Course Leader, BA Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts

With a particular focus on first-year undergraduate students, Kelly’s project will create more opportunities for undertaking collective drawing activities aimed at increasing students’ confidence.

Elizabeth Peebles is Senior Lecturer, Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts

Elizabeth’s project entitled Intercultural Reading Rooms will establish a student-led discussion forum designed to explore pluralistic understandings of cultural production based on evaluation of difference.

2018 UAL Teaching Scholars

Bethan Alexander is Course Leader, MA Fashion Retail Management at the London College of Fashion

As Teaching Scholar, Bethan will create a mentoring network for students in Fashion Retail Management. It will firstly support the transition into M-level study, and secondly enable students to access industry mentors to support their progression into employment.

Graham Barton is Academic Support Coordinator within Academic Support, Library and Student Support Services

Graham will complete a trans-disciplinary action research project. He will investigate how arts students can benefit from examining their learning strategies and creative practices through the means of sound arts and music improvisation.

Ian Thompson is Outreach Manager at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon.

Ian will complete a large-scale study to identify the expectations of students in post-sixteen education with relation to: their future working lives, skills they think they will need, and what motivates them. Findings from the study will then be used to develop a new peer-mentoring programme for students designed to develop their skills and wider professional attributes.