14 Dec 2020


10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Free to members


Members event

Art and Design Leadership in the here and now

This seminar will consider key challenges for aspiring leaders in art and design higher education with a particular focus on the transition from a predominantly operationally focused perspective to a longer-term strategic view. We will consider what is possible and what is achievable in response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation art and design higher education institutions find themselves in.

The seminar will cover:

  • Assurance in uncertain times – how to balance the conflict
  • Staff management in light of the COVID-19 situation and the on-site/online challenge
  • University Leadership, managing stakeholders and Self-Leadership
  • Balancing operational pressures with the strategic drivers and re-imagining the next stage


  • Professor Sally Wade, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Professor David McGravie, Head of School of Arts Deputy Dean College of Arts, Humanities and Education, University of Derby
  • Huw Swayne, University of South Wales, Head of Learning Teaching and Student Experience, Faculty of Creative Industries, University of South Wales
  • Dr Angela Partington, Associate Dean (Education) at KingstonSchool of Art, Kingston University
  • Dr Roddy Hunter, Director of Teaching and Learning, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield

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