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Register now for the UAL Awarding Body Annual Conference 2017!

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Published date 06 December 2016


Keep 10 February 2017 free for the UAL Awarding Body Conference!

This year – for the first time – we’re holding one big conference for all subjects under one roof. We hope the new format will provide greater opportunity for collaboration and networking between different subject areas.

Due to the large number of centres delivering our Diploma in Art & Design – Foundations Studies (FAD) qualification, a separate programme of talks and breakout sessions have been planned for FAD delegates on the day. However, delegates from all subject areas will come together for the breaks, lunch and networking sessions.

We’re thrilled to announce the following guest speakers who will be presenting throughout the day:

Main conference:

  • Grayson Perry
    Chancellor of University of the Arts London and Turner prize-winning artist
  • Phil Beach
    Executive Director Vocational Qualifications, Ofqual
  • Helen Thorne MBE
    Director of External Relations, UCAS
  • Helen Marriage
    Director of Artichoke, a creative company that works with artists to put on extraordinary and ambitious art events

FAD conference:

  • Phil Beach
    Executive Director Vocational Qualifications, Ofqual
  • John Humphreys
    Acclaimed fine art sculptor, his work has appeared in TV and film projects including Dr Who and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The day will also include a number of subject-specific breakout sessions, designed to support delegates with the successful delivery of UAL Awarding Body qualifications.

The conference will take place at Mary Ward House, a beautiful Grade 1 listed building in Bloomsbury, London. Entertainment will come from Performance and Music students and light refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

The conference is open to staff from all centres delivering UAL Awarding Body qualifications and is free to attend. For further information/to book your place visit:

We hope to see you there!