University for the Creative Arts

University for the Creative Arts

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has been a long-term client of Candlestar. Over a period of eight years the Candlestar team has worked on a series of projects in the areas of education, technology, communications and marketing.

Candlestar has been responsible for the development of an effective Educational Technology programme for UCA. The University’s e-learning technology is designed to enhance the quality and experience of on-campus learning, and facilitate an interactive and social dimension of the learning process while including all forms of electronically supported teaching and learning.

The second strand of our support for the University for the Creative Arts involved a detailed project to establish the University as an integral part of its local community. In particular, we designed a portfolio of activities to help the University moderate the impact at the introduction of tuition fees on participation rates by students from families with no tradition of participating in Higher Education. We also advised on strategies to improve on the site of transition through Widening Participation activities into Higher Education.