students: meet governors

Last night I met some students with three of my fellow governors, Andrea, Diana and Sim. As governors we felt that we didn’t fully understand the students perspective because we rarely get to meet them. So we organised an inform get together in the CSM bar. The students were great and told us lots about their… Continue reading students: meet governors

savage: beauty

I saw the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the V&A the other day. He was a CSM, UAL grad taught by the brilliant Louise Wilson. Which reminded me of the incredible heritage this university has. I wrote more on my other blog.

lcc: digital design lunch

I popped to LCC today, where they had organised a small lunchtime thing for to see what they are doing in the School of Design. Fred Deakin and others were there together with some students. It’s good to have students at these things. Governors don’t get to meet students enough. The School of Design are doing lots of… Continue reading lcc: digital design lunch

visiting: collabology

I visited Collabology last week. Collabology is an experiment at bringing together students from different colleges (not just UAL) and different locations to work on realistic briefs. Organised by Fred Deakin UAL Chair of Interactive Digital Art. There’s a pitch style presentation at the end of the week long course which I sadly couldn’t make… Continue reading visiting: collabology

coffee: matt ward

  Matt is a friend, he’s also in charge of all Design at Goldsmiths. We met for coffee the other day and discussed design, universities and digital. I have this conversation a lot and I often ask who’s good at that stuff? The same names crop up, for different reasons: Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, CalArts,… Continue reading coffee: matt ward

understanding: the internet

Three good speeches from the last six months. Mike Bracken to the policy profession – you need to understand the Internet better. Emily Bell to journalists – you need to understand the Internet better. Martha Lane Fox to everyone – you need to understand the Internet better. I wonder what the education version would say. I wonder who woud make it.

coffee: david white

I had coffee the other day with David White. He’s Head of Technology Enhanced Learning at UAL. We met in the cafe part of the UAL / LCF Holborn site, pictured above. Everyone I’ve met at UAL I’ve insisted on meeting at a UAL site and having coffee inside. This has been met with some surprise… Continue reading coffee: david white

creativity: business

Last night I went to launch of the UAL LCF Fashion Business School. I only took one picture and that was the view from the venue. I’ve always advocated designers should learn about business, particularly how to run one, as most designers end up doing that. Who’s your favourite designer? I bet they run their own business.… Continue reading creativity: business

dummies: in the lift

I popped into UAL HQ in Holborn this week. I met these people in the lift. They were on their way to an event at CSM on Sunday. Sadly, I can’t remember which one but there’s a list here.