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May 2018

Teaching, learning and assessment: developing creative pedagogic practice and sympathetic organisational structures

May 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wolverhampton School of Art, George Wallis (MK) Building City Campus North Molineux Street
Wolverhampton, WV1 1DT United Kingdom
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The CHEAD Leadership Programme of seminars has been running for many years and is intended to support the development of the current and next generation of academic leaders in our sector. It is aimed at people such as Programme Leaders, Associate Deans and Heads of Department who may be seeking to further develop their knowledge and skills, as well as recently appointed Deans or Heads of School. The focus of the seminars is key leadership activities through the lens of…

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Membership and Networking Meeting – Knowledge Exchange

May 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9HQ
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University Alliance has worked with Kingston University on a report and briefing: The Hidden Story: Understanding Knowledge Exchange Partnerships with the Creative Economy. The report identifies a number of reasons why the creative sector is a special case within the field of KE. Creative KE not only benefits the economy but also offers wider social benefits including creative universities as a key driver of cultural, social and economic regeneration in the regions. The report also identifies key challenges including the…

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REF2021 Consultation Meeting

May 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9HQ
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Speaker: Professor Anne Boddington, REF2021 Sub-Panel Chair for Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory Join members of the CHEAD Research Alliance at a REF2021 consultation meeting with UoA 32 Art And Design: History, Practice and Theory Sub-Panel Chair, Professor Anne Boddington to discuss the development of detailed guidance and criteria for the assessment during 2018 Book your place here

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October 2018

Graphic Design and the Research Excellence Framework Symposium

October 17, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Sheffield Institute of Arts, Fitzalan Square
Sheffield, S1 2AY United Kingdom
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This one-day symposium brought together senior managers, researchers and graphic design educators to explore and discuss the challenges facing graphic design research in an academic context. About If you know where to look, graphic design research is thriving (Walker 2014), and in these places, we can glimpse how graphic design contributes to new forms of knowledge and understanding. However, when it comes to institutional mechanisms for measuring research, graphic design is, with a few exceptions, yet to flourish. A report…

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November 2018

CHEAD/APDIG Creative Education After Brexit Roundtable

November 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Staffordshire University, Beacon Building, College Road
Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2XE United Kingdom
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An exclusive roundtable discussion and workshop organised on behalf of the All-Party Design and Innovation Group and the Council for Higher Education in Art and Design on Thursday 15th November, 2018. The event will be held in the Beacon Building at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent between 10am and 1pm. This roundtable follows on from the launch of Creative Education After Brexit in September 2017 and sets out to revisit the core themes raised in the report and how to proceed…

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Membership and Networking Meeting – Embedding Employability and Enterprise

November 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friends House, Hilda Clarke Suite, Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road,
London, NW1 2BJ United Kingdom
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This meeting aims to achieve greater clarity on the issues, challenges and contexts of student employability in light of measures driving LEO, DELHE and subject level TEF. Delegates will: Identify and review successful Enterprise and Employability strategies that enhance student experience and deliver the metrics. Create opportunities for members to share their practice and perspectives Promote understanding that may be used to improve graduate outcomes This is a key meeting for the CHEAD membership, providing an opportunity to hear from…

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February 2019

Leadership Programme Seminar 4: Aspiring Leaders Toolkit introductory session

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Derby University, Kedleston Road campus, Kedleston Road
Derby, DE22 1GB United Kingdom
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Hosted by David McGravie, Head of School of Arts, Deputy Dean of College of Arts, Humanities & Education, Derby University The seminar will focus on: Developing advocacy within multi-subject HEI Influencing and building alliances Institutional context as influenced by the external environment and current challenges/pressures HE policy landscape and how this impacts on Executive expectations of its leaders How aspiring leaders in A and D can be part of the solution through better understanding of the internal and external dynamics…

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March 2019

STEAMing ahead: How STEAM innovation changes school facilities

March 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartlett Real Estate Institute Lecture Theatre, UCL at Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
London, E15 2GW United Kingdom
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This event brings together school leaders, educationalists, architects, artists, designers, makers, teachers and technologists, who want to learn about what the innovations in STEAM education mean for them, their staff and infrastructure. STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths, is being adopted by growing numbers of schools to provide pupils with the diverse skillsets they need to flourish in their future careers. This event brings together school leaders, educationalists, architects, artists, designers, makers, teachers and technologists, who want to learn…

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Graphic Design Research Beyond REF 2021

March 20 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Loughborough University, Room U020, Brockington Building, Loughborough University
Loughborough, LE11 3TU United Kingdom
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This symposium continues discussion and debate about 'Graphic Design Research and the Research Excellence Framework' that began at Sheffield Hallam University in October 2018. It will, again, bring together senior managers, researchers and graphic design educators to define some important terms of reference for the future of graphic design research. Building on recent scholarship, it will speculate on a future for graphic design studies and the need for more coherence, consensus, stability, and standards i n graphic design research. Themes…

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CHEAD Annual Conference 2019: The Agency of Art and Design

March 27 @ 9:00 am - March 28 @ 4:00 pm

#CHEAD2019 provided a platform for practitioners from a diverse range of disciplines, sectors and perspectives to celebrate the agency of Art and Design in: Interdisciplinary practice – Through policy, impact or practice, how do we claim authority within these emerging debates, partnerships and collaborations across sciences, public services, engineering, health and business. How do we ensure parity of knowledge, agendas and authorship are recognised and promoted? Education – Advocacy for the central role of creative subjects in pre- university education,…

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