What are Student Dean Forums?


These meetings take place twice a year, usually once in both terms one and two. 

Student and Dean Forums are an opportunity to bring Course Reps and their Dean of School together to discuss issues affecting their course and academic experience at school level. Both Course Reps and School Reps are expected to attend their relevant Student and Dean Forums.
We’re hoping that most of the Forums will take place in person during the 2022/2023 academic year. However, we will consider online or hybrid formats to best accommodate student needs and in light of ongoing COVID guidance.

The structure of Student and Dean Forums is designed around reps and how they wish to use the time. We work collaboratively with Reps and School Deans to determine the topics for each forum to help start discussion. However, students are always welcome to bring their own topics to be discussed.

As these meetings are organised by Arts SU, information about these meetings, the topics due to be discussed and what you need to attend will be circulated by us in the weeks before. The current schedule* for forums by college can be found below: 

*Dates may be changed and exact times will be confirmed by calendar invite/email. 


Term 1 Student and Dean Forums:

  • Central Saint Martins – 9th November 2022 
  • London College of Communication – 9th November 2022 

  • Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon – 16th November 2022 

  • London College of Fashion – 23rd November 2022


Term 2 Student and Dean Forums:


  • Central Saint Martins – 15th February 2023

  • London College of Communication – 15th February 2023 

  • Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon – 22nd February 2023 

  • London College of Fashion – 1st March 2023 


2022 - 2023 Academic Year: Minutes and Actions 


Minutes are taken during each Forum by Arts SU, including a list of actions to be taken from Student feedback. We circulate these to Deans and generally allow three weeks for them to amend the minutes with updates on how they have proceeded with any actions following the forum. We will then upload these amended minutes to this section of the website for any UAL student to view the progress of their Dean Forum feedback. You will be able to view them below: 


Term 1 Student Dean Forums – November 2022 

Theme set: 1 Month Review at UAL 
  • Students experiences of Big Welcome and induction/return to University 
  • How are students connecting and finding their social community? 



Term 2 Student Dean Forums – February – March 2023