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Nigel Carrington

Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London (UAL)

Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London (UAL) which is made up of six world-renowned colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.

Can Creativity Be Learned - And Should Normal People Bother?

Teachers have a strong incentive to believe in nurture - that success is made as much as born. The strange exception is creativity, where education strategists fear to tread. As a new book identifies the seven creative behaviours behind success, we need to explore how creativity can be learnt.
22/11/2016 12:23 GMT

Nothing to Learn From the Culture White Paper

What does this mean? In the current climate, any government commitment to culture is an achievement. But the narrowness of that commitment is a strategy in itself. Withdrawal of government support for cultural education from primary, secondary and tertiary state education has consequences.
13/04/2016 10:50 BST

Freedom of Movement Is the Main Road to Knowledge

Even in the digital age, knowledge happens because people with common interests can easily work alongside each other, wherever they come from. This open society is under attack amidst calls to leave the EU.
31/03/2015 17:49 BST

Three Tests for the Tuition Fee Cut

The cost of UK undergraduate education is likely always to be a political judgement. Somehow, we need to achieve a balance between political interest and institutional autonomy in a way that meets the Miliband tests: equally available, no hidden disincentives, at properly funded universities.
11/03/2015 17:29 GMT

Open for Business, but Not for Study

The marketization of higher education is an uncomfortable topic for many in the UK education sector. My own view is that higher education is both a market benefit and indisputably a public good, and a mixed approach is required.
16/02/2015 12:40 GMT

Teaching Design for Better Lives for All

On the first anniversary of the collapse, fashion students from University of the Arts London marched along Oxford Street urging shoppers to think about the question "who made your clothes?". It was not just a protest but a statement of intent; the young people who will be tomorrow's fashion industry leaders plan to do things differently.
01/05/2014 13:38 BST

As the Creative Economy Thrives, Art and Design Disappears From Schools

Arts and design are sometimes seen as nice to have but not essential, especially when compared to "hard" science and maths disciplines; it is difficult to imagine that chemistry, physics and biology would ever be banded together in this way on the basis that they are all science.
02/04/2014 17:24 BST