Get the right ratio

October 20, 2006

"Workloads go through roof" (October 6) painted an inaccurate picture of the student-to-staff ratio at University of the Arts London. The figures used were based on Higher Education Statistics Agency returns for 2003-04, which do not include part-time hourly paid associate lecturers. Our estimate of the ratio if all such staff had been included is 18.8:1.

One of the strengths of University of the Arts is the use of associate lecturers, who are all leading practitioners in their chosen field.

Sir Michael Bichard
Rector, University of the Arts London

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