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Current UAL Teaching Scholars

Our 2018 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.

Bethan Alexander is course leader for 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.

2017 UAL Teaching Scholars

Beverley Carruthers is Course Leader for BA (Hons) Photography, and Dr. Wiebke Leister is Course leader MA Photography, both at London College of Communication.

Beverley and Wiebke are appointed jointly in recognition for their work with students to challenge the dichotomy of theory and practice, by developing writing as an integrated part of their photographic practice.

Beverley and Wiebke are researching and developing their approach to writing and photography further whilst disseminating findings more broadly with students and colleagues.

Dr. Katrine Hjelde is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Theory at Chelsea College of Arts.

Katrine was appointed as a scholar for her student-centred practice in supporting students to be become co-creators and active partners in learning and creative practice.

Katrine is exploring ways to develop and enhance the student exhibition.

Dr. Mark Ingham is Acting Programme Director Spatial Communications & Design School Teaching & Learning Innovation Lead at London College of Communication.

Mark was appointed as a scholar for his practice of facilitating student flourishing through pedagogic approaches that allow space and time for experimentation, enquiry and exploration of ways of making and thinking.

Mark is researching and experimenting with ways of developing and enhancing students’ meta-cognitive learning.

Martin Newth is Programme Director of BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts.

Martin was appointed as a scholar for his extensive impact upon student learning through developing approaches to fine art curricula and practice that supports curiosity, risk-taking and employability.

Martin is exploring what the professional realm of the artist means, along with how students can meaningfully engage with external, public and privates spheres.