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LCC Staff Announcements

  1. VC all-staff briefings: autumn dates

    Please see below the latest VC all-staff briefing dates. Don’t forget to add the relevant session to your calendar and come along to get the latest news from across UAL. Everyone is welcome to any of the sessions – we look forward to seeing you there! Central Saint Martins Tuesday 21 November, 3pm Central Saint Martins, […]

  2. Anonymous marking and late submissions update

    Following the introduction of Anonymous Marking, and the recent changes to the Late Submission regulations for assessed work, new features have been added to the Online Assessment Tool (OAT). The additions will be available from Tuesday 10 October to support tutors and administrative colleagues with the new assessment processes. Anonymous Marking One of big concerns […]

  3. Canvas: we need your help

    The Canvas countdown continues, as we prepare to launch our new staff digital workspace! Ahead of the launch, we’re looking for volunteers to take part in a user testing session, to help us ensure our new platform delivers a great experience for all staff. This 1-2-1 session with our UX team will take place at High […]

  4. MyBlog and Workflow Service update

    As part of the Data Centre Migration Project, there will be short outages to the Myblogs and Workflow platforms on Thursday 12 October and Tuesday 24 October respectively. Both of these platforms will be offline and inaccessible from 8am to 1pm for essential migration work. The Digital Learning Services team in the Exchange will provide […]

  5. Dyslexia Awareness Week

    UAL is supporting Dyslexia Awareness Week, which this year runs from Monday 2 October to Sunday 8 October. Dyslexia is common in our workplace and amongst our students, but how much do you know about it? To raise awareness, we’ve answered a few key questions. How does dyslexia affect people? Dyslexia is a specific learning […]

  6. Heads up! Autumn 2017 edition now available for course teams

    The Heads up! Support for Course and Programme Teams page, run by ADS, has useful information about changes to tools and systems, opportunities, deadlines, training and support in preparation for the term ahead.  There’s also a two-page PDF version which can be printed and used in meetings and briefings.

  7. Religious festivals at the start of the academic year

    The UAL Religious Festivals Calendar lists a number of festivals that take place throughout the academic year. The calendar highlights the major festivals and holidays which are considered to have ‘work restrictions’. This year, a number of holidays and festivals (including Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Diwali) take place in late September and October, during the […]

  8. Christmas and New Year closure

    Please note the university will close from Saturday 23 December 2017 and re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018. The three closure days in addition to the public holidays are 27, 28 and 29 December. Under the terms of the agreed grading, pay and benefits arrangements, these leave days are deducted from your annual leave entitlements […]

  9. Proofreading: cessation of service

    The Language Centre is no longer offering proofreading services. There are a number of reasons for this but primarily, ethical considerations and a lack of governance have resulted in much ambiguity surrounding many aspects of proofreading. These include: Which types of student texts, if any, proofreaders should agree to work on. A lack of standardisation regarding the […]

  10. Introducing Canvas, our new digital workspace

    In Autumn 2017 we will say goodbye to MyArts, the current staff intranet, and replace it with a much-improved digital workspace. We had a great response to our poll to help us decide on the name, so thank you to everyone who took part. And Canvas it is! Canvas will incorporate tons of helpful features and […]