Bulldozing Bias

Viki Hill and Joel Simpson present their work and offer an opportunity to discuss both the opportunities and complexities of our positioning of implicit bias work and to share thoughts and experiences with others across the sector.

Creative Mindsets Podcast – Bias and Belonging in the Creative Arts Studio

A new episode of interrogating spaces is released that brings together organisers and student and alumni facilitators of the Creative Mindsets initiative that has been running at UAL since 2017.

Gender in Education Conference – June 2019

Read about the panel discussion around Changing Mindsets: Reducing stereotype threat and implicit bias as barriers to student success, including presenters Dr Jessica Gagnon, Paula Green, Vikki Hill, Professor Sherria Hoskins, Maisha Islam, Angel Layer, Dr Arif Mahmud, E Okobi and Laura Watson.

Sitting at the table: Vikki Hill and Emma Clayton – December 2018

In this post, Vikki Hill (Project Associate: Creative Mindsets) outlines the work of the UAL
Creative Mindsets Team over the past 3 months and introduces Emma Clayton (CSM Fine Art Alumni and UAL Creative Mindsets Team Member).

ELIA Biennial Conference – 21-24 November 2018

This paper highlights key areas of the UAL Creative Mindsets project that were explored during a Mobile Thematic Session at ELIA Biennial 2018 as part of the Art & Social Cohesion strand.

Decolonising the Arts Curriculum Zine launch at LCC – October 2018

Vikki Hill and Callum Cound at the Decolonising the art Curriculum Zine launch at LCC.

UAL Attainment Conference – 11 July 2018

It is a UAL priority to close the attainment gaps which exist for particular groups of students by 2022.

Creative Mindsets at Kingston School of Art – 29 June 2018

Great time presenting @ualcreative_mindsets project at Kingston School of Art… so important to share ideas and practice with colleagues and they have their own river (jealous)!

Changing Mindsets Conference – 28 June 2018

On 28th June, we welcomed 200 students, staff, and stakeholders within and beyond higher education to the University of Portsmouth for a day long conference to celebrate the first year of the Office for Students funded, attainment gaps focused Changing Mindsets project.

Thinking Teaching: An introduction to teaching in Higher Education – 24-25 June 2018

This two day workshop was designed to orient participants to the purpose and practice of teaching in higher education by situating participants’ teaching in a meaningful context of practice and pedagogic theory.

Decolonising the Curriculum Zine

This zine is an Arts Student Union and UAL Teaching & Learning Exchange co-production, and is part of the ongoing work to address disparities in experience and attainment for International students and students of colour. It is aimed at both students and staff, as a tool for raising awareness and opening up conversations that will allow people to take things further in their creative and pedagogic practices.

Advance HE Attainment Symposium – May 2018

The Closing the attainment gap – student success for all symposium is for HE staff and student representatives interested in the role of the curriculum in closing student attainment gaps.

Mindset and the Shared Narrative by E Oboki – May 2018

‘The term ‘decolonize the curriculum’ has been a bit of a leitmotif since I enrolled at UAL last fall. It crackles with the zeitgeist of certain university communities. Its juxtaposition hits me viscerally. I read the phrase and instantly understand.’

ERASMUS Report: Thinking Teaching visits Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design – March 2018

In March 2018 Vikki Hill, Changing Mindsets Project Associate and Associate Lecturer: Thinking Teaching visited Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design under the EU Erasmus Staff Training Mobility programme.

Troublesome knowledge and conversations: Learning how to talk about race at UAL by Lucy Panesar – March 2018

I did not plan to write this post. It came about one weekend in February, as I started to read up on ‘threshold concepts’ (Land et al, 2014) for an introduction to teaching session, whilst intermittently making a start on ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ by Reni Eddo-Lodge (2017).

UAL Teaching and Learning Conference – 20 March 2018

Teaching in the disciplines: connections, disconnections and contestations
Models of teaching are often based on general understandings about learning; yet most degree programmes are structured to develop student expertise in particular subject areas and professions.

Camberwell Exhibition – Feb 2018

At the Wilson Road Gallery on the 27th February 2018, Year 1 BA Fine Art students from Camberwell College of Arts exhibited work they had produced in response to the Changing Mindsets workshop in November 2017.

UAL Changing Mindsets Workshop with Grayson Perry – 14 February 2018

On the 14th February 2018, to mark the completion of the first-year cohort of staff and student workshops at UAL for the HEFCE-Funded Changing Mindsets research intervention, we were delighted to be joined by Turner Prize-winning artist and UAL Chancellor, Grayson Perry.

Changing Mindsets: Staff Workshop – 18 October 2017

The first Changing Mindsets staff workshops have been run across the three colleges – CSM, Camberwell and LCC. Academics have had the opportunity to interrogate Growth Mindset Theory.