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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group: Meeting two

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group meeting two   The meeting began with an overview of last month’s meeting, we spoke to the following:   Unconscious bias training: which should not be a ‘tick box’ exercise, rather it will have an OCA specific focus and be for all i.e. staff, tutors and students. WW has approached […]

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group meeting one: Outcomes

This post highlights the discussion that took place during the first diversity listening session, which took place on 20 January 2021, and outlines the date, time, location and context for the next session, which will take place next month. Firstly, thank you to those who attended the listening session and for your valuable contributions. The […]

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Join us on our Virtual Open Days

We will be starting the New Year with some Virtual Open Days… Speak to Programme leaders, see examples of student work and ask questions. This is your chance to learn more about all of our OCA degree courses. 26th Jan 12pm – 1pm – Textiles with Rebecca Fairley  1:30pm – 2:30pm – Graphic Design,  Illustration […]

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OCA Student Association Role Vacancies

OCASA role vacancies – Be part of making a difference to the student experience ……….  Could you be a student rep?  All OCA students new and old are invited to stand for any of the Student Association Rep  roles currently available, these are listed below.  You don’t have to be an expert – just interested, […]

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OCA Commitment to Equality and Diversity

Our commitment to Equality and Diversity About this document This is a living document that will be shaped by the views, experiences and feedback we receive from the many different perspectives of our students, tutors and staff. We have fashioned this version based on conversations with the OCA student representative for Equality and Diversity and […]

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Motivated to work in Equality and Diversity

The motivations for my becoming the OCA student representative for Equality and Diversity are deeply embedded in my personal experiences of racial and social class based injustices. I felt that this personal context was important to illustrate my interest and commitment to the role. But equally I wanted to add a real life dimension to the discussion on equality and diversity.

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OCA news: New Level 3 (HE6) music courses launched

For the last few months, the music team have been working hard in the creation of the first two Level 3 courses, which are now ready for enrolment.

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Celebrating July’s assessment event

This is a note from the OCA assessment team to mark, and share, what we feel has been a phenomenal and triumphant assessment event under extraordinary circumstances. 

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OCA news: New course – Painting 2: Exploring Media

Exploring Media is the long-awaited new stage two painting course for all students on the painting pathway. The majority of the course was developed by lead author Hayley Lock, but this course is unique in that it was also shaped by current stage two students through our bi-monthly studio meetings last year. 

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OCA News: Music MRes proposal

In conjunction with the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), we are currently exploring the viability of creating an MRes degree in Music. This would be an online course, part time over 2 years, taught in a cohort with a combination of individual supervision and group sessions.

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