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Council for Higher Education in Art and Design
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University of Portsmouth
Eldon Building

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29 Apr 2020


10:00 am - 4:45 pm



Advocacy, Media and PR for Art and Design Leaders

The seminar will cover:

  • Working with the media and social media
  • Policy, advocacy, giving evidence at select committees and writing for different audiences.
  • Writing contemporary articles and blogs and making ones research and practice more accessible.
  • Workshop session to work through a planned exercise

Through this session, we are aiming to support arts educators to advocate, influence and gain wider recognition for their work amongst internal and external audiences.

There will be opportunities to bring the current issues of participants for peer discussion during the day. The event will be suitable for all levels of leadership e.g. Course Leaders, Associate/Assistant Deans and other leadership roles.


  • Dr Kate Strasdin, Senior Lecturer, Falmouth University
  • Paul Gerard, Head of Media and Communications, University of Portsmouth
  • David Wilding, Director of Planning, Twitter UK
  • Professor Deborah Sugg Ryan, Associate Dean Research University of Portsmouth
  • Sandra Booth, CHEAD

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 our subject disciplines.

Each seminar takes place in a different Higher Education institute, with participants having the advantage of exploring a comparable University, as well as forming a peer network of leaders and managers working in similar positions. The seminars are organized around key presentations usually case studies, as well as workshop sessions and participants, are actively encouraged to bring current issues for discussion.