The Contact Sheet is an open connected teacher-to-teacher learning research project created and led by Senior Lecturer Grant Scott who teaches on the Editorial and Advertising Photography BA (HONS) at the University of Gloucestershire informed by the collaborative co-authored research project #ConnectedClasses at Open Lab within Newcastle University.

Grant was introduced to the #ConnectedClasses research project by National Teaching Fellow and Senior Researcher at Open Lab: Jonathan Worth. It was Grant’s ongoing work with Jonathan that instigated the creation of the Contact Sheet.

The Contact Sheet is an online repository for Grant’s #ConnectedClass research, outcomes and experiences. It is also a platform that offers advice, content and information to allow and encourage other educators to stage their own #ConnectedClasses and feedback on their experiences.

The Contact Sheet is also focused on the use of the #ConnectedClass structure and logic to address issues of anxiety and fear of failure amongst millennial students.

The views expressed on The Contact Sheet are not connected with or necessarily shared by the University of Gloucestershire. 

Grant Scott has worked as an art director on magazines such as Elle and Tatler and has worked with professional photography and photographers for thirty years and as a photographer, editor and creative director since 2000.

Over the past thirteen years his photographic clients have included Sothebys, Vogue, House&Garden, Elle Decoration, The Guardian Magazine, The Telegraph on Saturday, Glamour, Instyle, Bang & Olufsen and IKEA amongst many others. As a photographer he was a finalist in the John Kobal Portrait Awards in 2001. Thames & Hudson published a monograph of his work At Home With The Makers Of Style in 2006 and he has had his images exhibited nationally and internationally.

Whilst continuing to work as a photographer, he edited Professional Photographer magazine in the UK before launching his own title Hungry Eye, a monthly magazine for professional photographers and filmmakers in 2011. He now edits and curates the multiple publishing platform

Grant has judged many international photographic awards including the World Press Photo Multi-Media Awards, RedBull Illume Awards and Hasselblad Masters Awards and is a judge for the Food Photographer of the Year Awards 2015.

A book of his photographs Crash Happy: A Night At The Bangers was published by Cafe Royal Books in May 2014 and his book titled Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained was published by Focal Press/Routledge in August 2014 and The Essential Student Guide to Professional Photography was published by Focal Press/Routledge in 2015. He also writes on photography for BBCNews Online.

His photography and writing is held in the permanent collections of MOMA, New York, The Tate, London, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, St.Andrews University Photography Collection, Scotland and The British Library.

In 2015, he was made a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. 

Grant’s work at the University of Gloucestershire has been recognised with multiple nominations as an Inspiring Colleague, for Excellence in Research and as an Inspiring Lecturer by his student cohort.