We are committed to developing creative partnerships and learning initiatives with arts organisations, educational institutions and companies/industry. We also run a variety of widening participation initiatives with an aim to create a pathway of support that could improve the diversity of students seeking to study art in higher education.
Our aim at the Slade is to create an inclusive approach to learning whereby so-called ‘non-traditional’ groups of students are embraced. The goal of our widening participation is to create a pathway of support that could improve the diversity of students. The work led at the Slade focuses on considering student experiences of effective pedagogies that enable higher education entrants to transit smoothly into and progress through their new educational environment.
Two Slade students interview four Slade alumni about their path to and through art education, their experiences along the way and what they are doing now.
The videos are available on our Slade Alumni Profiles page.
This project was made possible by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Small Grant. It was won by Rebecca Loweth, Slade alumni, artist and Associate Teaching Fellow who also produced the films. The films were edited by Sara Borga, Slade alumni, artist and independent researcher.
Remi Ajani and Alvaro Barrington in conversation.
In early 2021 at the height of the pandemic, the Printmaking Areas at the Slade and the National College of the Arts (NCA), Lahore invited students from across both schools to apply to take part in a unique (lockdown) print collaboration.
Spineless Wonders is a network of artists, writers, academics and librarians, creating and researching small press publications including artists books. Based in the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, the network comprises the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Studies; department of Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University; and department of English, Dundee University; UCL Small Press, Modernism, Rare Book and Manuscript collections; Senate House Library, University of London; and other university and public libraries.