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UAL Awarding Body events

Our events will give you the confidence you need to run our qualifications successfully. Explore all of them here - including standardisation events and delivery groups.

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Origins Creatives

A celebration of work by students who have completed UAL Awarding Body qualifications.

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Ivan Jones

Annual Conference

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Continuing professional development

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Standardisation events

UAL Awarding Body's standardisation events allow centres to discuss and agree the national standards for pass, merit and distinction grades across qualifications. Each academic year we hold three standardisation events per subject area* - one in the North of England, one in the South of England and one in Wales.

*Fashion Business and Retail will only have one standardisation event in the Autumn in London.

North England standardisation events

Person looking at artwork at Origins Creative Arts Festival
Artwork 'Botanical Garden' by James Sewell

Level 3 Art and Design

  • 23 January 2020
  • 10am - 3.30pm
  • Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
  • Book now
Fashion garment
Artwork 'Semblance' by Fauve Penketh

New Foundation Art and Design

  • 23 January 2020
  • 9.30am - 3.30pm
  • Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
  • Book now
Fashion pieces on mannequins
Fashion pieces exhibited at Origins Creative Arts Festival 2019. Copyright John Sturrock

Level 1 and 2 Art and Design

  • 24 January 2020
  • 10am - 3.30pm
  • Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
  • Book now
Hanging art piece made from coloured nylon loops
Artwork 'Nostalgia is the Mirror of Our Past' by Ramute Zaltauskaite

Foundation Studies - Art and Design

  • 24 January 2020
  • 9.30am - 3.30pm
  • Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
  • Book now
Students performing at a Barbican Box workshop
Barbican Box workshop

Performing and Production Arts

  • 24 April 2020
  • 9.30am - 2pm
  • The Studio, Manchester
  • Book now
Student performing at Origins Creative Arts Festival 2018
Chequered Red performing at Origins Creative Arts Festival 2018

Music Performance and Production

  • 24 April 2020
  • 9.30am - 2pm
  • The Studio, Manchester
  • Book now
Red light recording sign
Copyright UAL

Creative Media Production and Technology

  • 24 April 2020
  • 10.30am - 3pm
  • The Studio, Manchester
  • Book now

South England standardisation events

Music students performing at Origins Creative Arts Festival
Copyright John Sturrock

Music Performance and Production

  • 1 November 2019
  • 9.30am - 2pm
  • North Kent College
  • Book now
Students at Barbican Box workshop
Barbican Box workshop

Performing and Production Arts

  • Including Level 4 Performance
  • 1 November 2019
  • 9.30am - 2pm
  • North Kent College
  • Book now
Students in film studio at Global Academy
Copyright Global Academy

Creative Media Production and Technology

  • 9 December 2019
  • 10.30am - 3pm
  • Global Academy
  • Book now
Fashion pieces on mannequin
Mannequins at Birmingham Metropolitan College. Copyright Liz Carrington

Fashion Business and Retail

  • 17 January 2020
  • 11am - 3.30pm
  • The Goldsmiths Centre, London
  • Book now
Fashion garment on a mannequin
Artwork 'Perfect Day' by Juliet Evans

New Foundation Art and Design

  • 26 March 2020
  • 9.30am - 3.30pm
  • Mary Ward House, London
  • Book now
Artwork of London Zoo Map
Artwork 'London Zoo Map' by Chloe Kilmartin, 'London Zoo Map'

Level 3 Art and Design

  • 26 March 2020
  • 10am - 3.30pm
  • Mary Ward House, London
  • Book now
Artwork of a fabric bed suspended on a wall
Artwork 'Bed' by Daniela Morris

Foundation Studies - Art and Design

  • 27 March 2020
  • 9.30am - 3.30pm
  • Mary Ward House, London
  • Book now
Linked circles artwork
Artwork 'The Rings That Bind Us' by Isheda Lee

Level 1 and 2 Art and Design

  • 27 March 2020
  • 10am - 3.30pm
  • Mary Ward House, London
  • Book now

Wales standardisation events

Students acting and performing at Emerge Festival
Emerge Festival. Copyright James Hopkirk

Performing and Production Arts

  • 25 February 2020
  • 9.30am - 2pm
  • Cardiff City Hall
  • Book now
Paper with punched holes and light shining through
Artwork 'Breaking the Silence' by Daisy Newton

Level 3 Art and Design

  • 25 February 2020
  • 10am - 3.30pm
  • Cardiff City Hall
  • Book now
Drum kit
Academy of Contemporary Music. Copyright Liz Carrington

Music Performance and Production

  • 25 February 2020
  • 9.30am - 2pm
  • Cardiff City Hall
  • Book now
Multicoloured string artwork
Artwork 'Abstract Me' by Conor McGuiness

Level 1 and 2 Art and Design

  • 26 February 2020
  • 10am - 3.30pm
  • Cardiff City Hall
  • Book now
Woman controlling film and camera equipment
Copyright UAL

Creative Media Production and Technology

  • 26 February 2020
  • 10.30am - 3pm
  • Cardiff City Hall
  • Book now
Wooden stick sculpture
Artwork 'A Stitch Across Time' by Sarah Choudhary

Foundation Art and Design

  • 26 February 2020
  • 9.30am - 3.30pm
  • Cardiff City Hall
  • Book now

Delivery groups

Delivery groups are designed to support new and existing centres which have been approved to commence delivering a new qualification in the 2020-21 academic year. Centres are invited to bring their delivery model and assessment materials along for feedback.

Please note that due to limited spacing, we can only accommodate 2 staff members per subject area.

Hanging colourful embroidered fabrics
'Urban Landscapes' by Mandy Bevington, Southport College

Applied General Art and Design

Reading College
Reading College

Applied General Art and Design

Hanging patterned fabrics
Alison Christina Hearld, Leeds Arts University

New Foundation Art and Design

Work by Dulcie Boote - Arts Uni Bournemouth
Work by Dulcie Boote - Arts Uni Bournemouth, L3 FAD. Copyright Eva Clifford

New Foundation Art and Design

Music students performing at Origins Creative Arts Festival
Copyright John Sturrock

Music, Performance and Production

Person looking at artwork at Origins Creative Arts Festival
Artwork 'Botanical Garden' by James Sewell

Art and Design (Level 1, 2, 3)

Students in film studio at Global Academy
Copyright Global Academy

Creative Media Production and Technology

Students at Barbican Box workshop
Barbican Box workshop

Performing and Production Arts

Fashion pieces on mannequin
Mannequins at Birmingham Metropolitan College. Copyright Liz Carrington

Fashion Business and Retail

Artwork of a fabric bed suspended on a wall
Artwork 'Bed' by Daniela Morris

Foundation Art and Design

Questions about our events?

Email events.awarding@arts.ac.uk