Working Through the Gaps – A Discussion on Attainment at UAL

Did you know that Black students & International students at UAL (University of the Arts London) are 20% less likely to graduate with 1st or 2.1? That only 47% of International students graduate with a 1st or 2.1?

Join Arts SU: UAL’s Students’ Union for a discussion on Working Through the Gaps – A discussion on attainment at UAL 27th Oct 2016 6pm – 8pm at UAL High Holborn.

Arts SU Black Students Officer and International Officer will be giving a presentation, followed by a discussion with Staff and Students including; Angela Drisdale-Gordon (Assistant Dean of Students, Further Education) Melodie Holliday (Editor & Curriculum Developer Shades of Noir) Susan Orr (The Dean of Teaching Learning Exchange) Stephen Reid (Deputy Vice Chancellor & Race Champion). This is also an opportunity for students to discuss their experiences and to look at what is happening and needs to happen at UAL.

Students’ statements put together by Arts SU:

FREE. Refreshments will be provided. Booking essential =>>

Last academic year, Diversity Matters produced a short film to encourage the discussion around Diversity and Race Matters by interviewing UAL students and staff. The short film was previewed at Diversity Matters Awareness Week panel discussion “Why Does Race Matter In My Learning Environment

It was very powerful and emotional for some people. But very supportive too!… It provided a space for staff and students to discuss important matters and needs to be much more than a one off… ” – Terry Finnigan, Head of Widening and Participation, LCF

Due to the positive feedback received from our launch event in April, we’ll be producing another short film for Diversity Matters Awareness Week 2017! To get involved email Kai at

Feature pic: Nia Hefe Filiogianni

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