What is GLADHE?

The Group for Learning in Art and Design (GLAD) was established in 1990. The Committee is a non-affiliated group of academics advocating Art, Design and Media from across higher education institutions. Particular emphasis is placed on the nature of learning and teaching in Art, Design and Media, with the focus on practice-based learning and research.

Meet the Committee

GLAD’s remit is to engender discussion about best practice in developing the student experience in Art, Design and Media and, in particular, to promote and stimulate debate and consideration of developments in the teaching and learning of the subject. The GLAD Committee meet regularly to discuss issues and to organise events.


History of GLADHE . . . an interview with David Vaughan

“In the summer of 2007 David Vaughan stepped down from the chair of the Group for Learning in Art and Design (GLADHE), a post he had occupied since its inception. GLAD had its roots in activities promoted by the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) which had done a great deal to develop teaching, learning and assessment in what was, in the late 1980s, known as the public sector of higher education.”

Extract from The student experience in art and design higher education: drivers for change.