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This guide is designed to help you settle into
your new life as a student at Wimbledon College
of Arts, University of the Arts London (UAL). In
this half you’ll find information specifically about
Wimbledon College of Arts and in the other half
you’ll find information for all UAL students.
                                                                                      01 Introduction
How to use this guide:                                                                02 Student voices
   This means there is a website to check
   This means there is an email address                                               03 Need to know
	This means you can find out more online.
  Go to and enter the term we suggest
   This indicates information about sustainability
                                                                                      05 ID cards
                                                                                      06 Spaces and resources
Connect with us:
                                                                                      09 Health and safety
   artslondonwimbledon                                                                10 Student support
                                                                                      11 Making the most of Wimbledon
Wimbledon College of Arts
Merton Hall Road
SW19 3QA
+44 (0)20 7514 9641

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David Crow
 Welcome to your first term                                       Your College is 1 of 3 Colleges that work very closely together:
                                                                  Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon. Each of our 3 art

 at Wimbledon College of Arts.                                    Colleges has its own special character with an international
                                                                  network of partners and alumni. Together we have a shared
 I am confident that you will                                     desire to explore the possibilities of our disciplines and to
                                                                  help you build your career as a creative professional.
 have an inspiring, enjoyable                                     This guide provides important information to help you through
 and rewarding experience as                                      your time at Wimbledon. During the autumn term, you will
                                                                  receive inductions to the many resources and facilities available
 a student here.                                                  to you at your College, online and within the University. As Pro
                                                                  Vice-Chancellor, it’s really important to me that you get the
                                                                  most from your time here. I encourage you to get involved
                                                                  in all the opportunities on offer at Wimbledon and at UAL.
 Here at Wimbledon, we offer a total performance                  Your tutor and course leader can give you advice on what
 environment. We have an international reputation for             is available within your course, College and the University
 producing graduates known for their creativity, technical        to enhance your learning. You’ll also find useful information
 accomplishment and professionalism. We’re an art College         within this guide and on our website about how to make the
 with a supportive community of students and academics            most of your time at College.
 who share a passion for creative expression through practical
 experimentation. Students learn from expert tutors and           I am delighted you have chosen to study at Wimbledon
 technicians who either work in the industry or have their own    College of Arts and wish you every success during your time
 practices. Through the College’s shared course projects,         with us. The course team, technical and support staff all look
 lectures and exhibitions, our students are encouraged to work    forward to working with you as you begin to explore and
 collaboratively, enabling students to work in teams to design,   expand your creative practice.
 perform and manage theatre, performance and other live
 events to professional levels.                                   Professor David Crow
                                                                  Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Experience and
                                                                  Head of Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon
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Student voices
       “Trust your voice and be          “Just such an inclusive                                    “Make sure that you use all
         ready to be part of a              artsy atmosphere, having                                    the support that UAL has to
         community. There are so           visited other universities                                   offer. Keep asking questions
         many amazing relationships        that were amazing, each so                                   and you will find an answer!
         you can make during this          specialist. But this uni even                                Talk to people about things
         time and UAL is a hub for it.”    when I came for interview                                    that you’re interested in
        Jaya Twill                         and being nervous it still felt                              and they will point you in
        BA Acting and Performance
                                           comfortable and has been                                     the direction.”
                                           ever since.”                                               Tanikha Allen
                                                                                                      BA Theatre Design
                                           Adam Bulpitt
                                           BA Production Arts for Screen: Technical Arts Specialism
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                                                 Where to find us                                                Finding your way around Wimbledon
                                                 Wimbledon College of Arts                                       Before you arrive, you can take a look around the studios,
                                                 Merton Hall Road                                                workshops and facilities using our virtual tours. During your
                                                 London                                                          first term, you will be given tours of the buildings as part of
                                                 SW19 3QA                                                        your induction.

                                                 +44 (0)20 7514 7751                                                	
                                                                                                                    Find out more about Wimbledon virtual tours and
                                                                                                                    where to find us

                                                 Nearest transport
                                                                                                                 Student Services
                                                 Wimbledon Underground
                                                 and Overground                                                  Located on the ground floor of the main building,
                                                 South Wimbledon Underground                                     Student Services can assist with the following:

                                                 Autumn Term opening hours:                                      – Finance, health, disability, counselling
                                                 Monday to Friday: 9am – 9pm                                     – Study, support enquries
                                                 Saturday: 10am – 8pm
                                                 Sunday: Closed                                                  While social distancing is in place, appointments, information
                                                                                                                 and support are also being offered via email, telephone and
                                                 Please note that the opening hours listed here may be subject   video call (Team, Skype, Zoom).
                                                 to change. Check with your course team for more information
                                                 about when you will be able to access the College.              	

Need to know
                                                                                                                 +44 (0)20 7514 6230 (term time)

                                                                                                                    For full access and route guides visit

Start your journey here:
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                                                 Student Contact Desk                                             Requesting letters
                                                 Located on the ground floor beside the reception desk,           To get letters for bank accounts, Council Tax exemption or the
                                                 the Student Contact Desk can help you with all your general      Confirmation of Enrolment letter (used for visa applications)
                                                 enquiries including:                                             you have the following options:

                                                 – College access                                                 Visit the Student Contact Desk in person with your ID card or
                                                 – Assessments                                                    send an email from your University email address, including
                                                                                                                  your student ID to:
                                                 – Course work submissions
                                                 – Enrolment                                                      	Download the appropriate letter by logging into the
                                                 – Extenuating Circumstances, appeals and complaints                UAL Portal on
                                                 – ID cards
                                                                                                                  Please note that during busy times, especially the start of
                                                 – International student queries
                                                                                                                  term, it may not be possible to process letters instantly.
                                                 – Letters                                                        It’s best to wait until you’ve received your letter before
                                                                                                                  making any visa or bank account appointments in case
                                                 Autumn Term opening hours:                                       there’s a delay.
                                                 Monday to Friday: 9.30am – 4.30pm

                                                 	These may be subject to change. Please email
                                                    for up-to-date opening times.

                                                 Non-term time opening hours:

Need to know
                                                 While social distancing is in place, appointments, information
                                                 and support are also being offered via email, telephone and
                                                 video call (Team, Skype, Zoom).


                                                 +44 (0)20 7514 6354 (term time)

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You will receive a student ID card and holder when you enrol.        Q: C
                                                                         an I share my ID card with
Wimbledon operates a strict no pass, no entry policy to
ensure security across all sites, so please remember to bring           another student?
your ID card with you every day, especially as you’ll also need
it for printing (find out how to do this further on in the guide).   No. ID cards are issued to individual students and must not
I’M IN is an electronic system to monitor attendance and             be shared. Anyone found to be using another student’s ID
engagement. You’ll need your ID card to tap into the room            card will have it confiscated and both involved could face
each time you attend your classes.                                   disciplinary action.

Q: What should I do if I lose my ID card?                            Replacement cards
If you forget your card, just speak to reception who will be         – If you lose your card or it gets stolen, you should get
                                                                                                                                       “Throw yourself into it.
able to print you a temporary pass.                                    a replacement as soon as possible to avoid other
                                                                       people using your old card to pay for printing or
                                                                                                                                        Try do as much as you
If you lose your card you should check with the site reception         hiring out equipment that you are responsible for.               can, being at such a great
first in case, it’s been handed in. If not, you’ll need to buy
                                                                                                                                        university means there
                                                                     – You can only own one ID card at a time. If you
a replacement online at Select ‘Product             lose your ID card, the old one will be deactivated

                                                                                                                                        are so many opportunities
Catalogue’ then ‘CCW’ then ‘ID card replacement’. The receipt          as soon as a replacement is activated.
should then be presented at the Student Contact Desk where
they will print you a new card, you’ll need to wait 24 hours
before you can use it. The next time it is used on the entrance      Visitors                                                           to take.”
gates your card will be activated automatically – be patient,
the gates take a few seconds longer to open with a new card.         If you want to bring a visitor on site, you should speak to         Charlie Bartlett
                                                                     an academic from your course who will book in your visitor.         BA Production Arts for Screen
                                                                     Reception will need 24 hours’ notice.
Q: W
    hat should I do if my card gets
   stolen or damaged?                                                Visitors will be given a temporary pass that they’ll need to
                                                                     keep with them while at one of our sites. You must stay with
If your ID card is stolen, you’ll need to present a Police Crime     your guest during the whole of their visit.
Report Number to the Student Contact Desk to receive a
new card. If your ID card doesn’t work, then contact the
Student Contact Desk – if it is damaged you can get a free
replacement as long as you can prove that it is damaged.

ID cards
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                            At Wimbledon, students learn in the College’s specialist              Autumn Term opening hours:
                            workshops, studios and on-site professional theatre from              Monday to Thursday: 9am – 10pm
                            expert tutors and technicians.                                        Friday: 10am – 10pm
                                                                                                  Saturday: Closed
                            Due to social distancing measures, there may be changes
                            to the usual inductions to the College facilities, or you may         Please note that these may be subject to change.
                            require additional sessions before starting work. Your course         Check online for more information.
                            team will give you more information about this when you start.
                            Before you arrive, take a look around using our virtual tours.        Holiday opening hours may vary, please check our
                                                                                                  website for details.
                               Find out more about Wimbledon virtual tours
                                                                                                     Find out more about Library Services

                            Library                                                               +44 (0)20 7514 9690

                            You can use any of the 6 College libraries, but Wimbledon             	@WCALibrary
                            is your home library. The collections reflect the teaching and           @UALLibraries
                            research interests of the College, and focus on theatre and
                            costume design, hair, make up and accessories, special
                            effects, acting and performance and more. As well as books,           Food and drink
                            DVDs and journals, you can access extensive specialist online
                            resources both off campus and on site.                                With a focus on health and sustainability, the Wimbledon
                                                                                                  canteen offers meals cooked with local ingredients. You can
                            UAL Libraries also offer services online where library staff          also visit the café for a selection of hot drinks, light lunches
                            can help you use online resources, support your learning and          and snacks.
                            answer your questions.
                                                                                                  Please note that access to the Canteen and Cafe might be
                            The library has individual and group study areas, and a               slightly different this year due to social distancing measures.
                            computer centre with Macs and PCs. The library is on 2 floors         More information about access will be available during your
                            of the main College building, with the entrance on the first floor.   site induction.

Spaces and
                            Library staff are there to help you; you’ll attend an introduction
                            to the library during your first term, with other sessions offered    Canteen
                            later in your course. Please ask in the library if you have any
                            questions or need more help finding anything.                         Term time opening hours:
                                                                                                  Monday to Friday: 12pm – 2.30pm
                            Email to find out who your

                            Academic Support Librarian is your Academic Support
                            Librarian works with your course team. They run group
                            sessions about finding and managing information. You can
                            book a one-to-one tutorial with them.                                 Term time opening hours:
                                                                                                  Monday to Friday: 9am – 4pm

                                                                                                     Find out more about UAL Canteens
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                            Gender neutral toilets                                             Quiet spaces
                            The University designates some of its toilets as gender            Wimbledon has a quiet space available for staff and
                            neutral. These toilets are for everyone to use, in addition to     students for prayer, personal reflection, health requirements,
                            male and female toilets. At Wimbledon College of Arts, you         breastfeeding and rest. Contact the Student Desk for details.
                            can find these here:

                            – Annexe, New and Main buildings                                   arts shop
                            – House 2
                                                                                               arts shops sell a broad range of art, design and fashion
                            – Canteen
                                                                                               materials. Your arts shops are not for profit, run by UAL
                                                                                               and are staffed by graduates. The shops are stocked in
                            Cycling                                                            consultation with course leaders and sell products according
                                                                                               to the courses taught at each site. The entrance to our arts
                                                                                               shop is located opposite the entrance to the main building.
                            Getting around London on a bike is cheap, fun, healthy and
                            environmentally responsible. Bike parking and storage facilities
                                                                                               Term time opening hours:
                            are available at most sites. At Merton Hall Road students can
                                                                                               Monday to Friday: 10am – 4.30pm
                            bring their bikes through the main gate and secure them on the
                            bike racks outside the main reception entrance. Contact the
                                                                                               Holiday opening hours may vary, please check notices outside
                            Facilities and Estates to find out more at estateshelpdesk@
                                                                                               each shop for details.
                   or on +44 (0)20 7514 8000 during office hours.
                                                                                               Please note that these times may be subject to change. More
                                                                                               information about opening hours will be available during your
                                                                                               site induction and online.
                               “Meeting so many people
                                                                                               	Find out more about arts shop and to see the locations
                                 I never normally would.                                         and opening times of all our arts shops

                                 How encouraging and
                                 hands on my tutors are.

Spaces and
                                 Feeling like my course                                        You’ll find Multi-Function Device (MFD) printers in the
                                                                                               library and around the College. To use an MFD printer, you’ll
                                 genuinely relates and                                         first need to get some print credit You can top-up online
                                                                                               via, on the free MyUAL app or at the
                                 prepares me for my                                            machines located outside the art shop and in the library. You

                                                                                               can then use your ID card on the printer to log in and print.
                                 career in the future.”                                        Copying and printing charges:
                                 Lauren Derry                                                  A4 black and white: 4p
                                 BA Acting and Performance                                     A3 black and white: 8p
                                                                                               A4 colour: 20p
                                                                                               A3 colour: 32p
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                            CCW Print Services
                                                                                              Our theatre and costume workshop are equipped to industry
                                                                                              standard and our audio-visual department consists of a
                            The print service for Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon,          wide range of photography, film and video facilities. Our 3D
                            known as CCW Print Services, is based in room EG01-9 in           workshops include metal, wood, casting and moulding and
                            room DG01-9 in D Block at Chelsea and is available to all         allow students to use traditional and experimental ways to
                            students. Printing and finishing are by appointment only, so      work. Wimbledon College of Arts also gives students access
                            please contact the team prior to sending in your artwork. Drop    to a digital media centre, a range of printing facilities, and a
                            in, email or call the team to book an appointment or to discuss   separate maker space, housing 3D printers and more.
                            your printing requirements.
                                                                                              Most of our open access facilities are accessible only after
                            Term time opening hours:                                          you complete your induction sessions in the autumn term and
                            Monday, Tuesday: 9.30am – 3.30pm                                  are subject to availability. Access is generally subject- specific
                            Thursday, Friday and Wednesday: 9.30am – 12.30pm                  and those with higher needs (i.e. final year students) will be
                                                                                                 Find out more about Wimbledon facilities
                            General enquiries: +44 (0)20 7514 7831 / 2056
                            Fine art/large format: +44 (0)20 7514 2046
                            Finishing and framing: +44 (0)20 7514 7808                        Central Loan Store

                            Technical staff                                                   Located on the ground floor, Central Loan Store (CLS)
                                                                                              Wimbledon is where you can borrow a range of audio visual,
                                                                                              IT, photographic and lighting equipment as well as hand and
                            Technicians will be a huge support to you throughout your         power tools, on a short-term basis free of charge, subject
                            time here, teaching you how to become proficient in a range       to availability.
                            of technical processes, both analogue and digital.
                                                                                              Term time opening hours:
                            Workshops and technical resources                                 Monday, Tuesday: 9.30am – 11.30am
                                                                                              Thursday, Friday: 1.30pm – 3pm, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
                                                                                              Wednesday: 9.30am – 12pm
                            As a Wimbledon student, you have access to loads of different

Spaces and
                                                                                              Closed weekends, bank and College holidays
                            facilities including industry standard workshops, studios and
                            equipment. Each area has expert technicians on hand with
                                                                                              Please note that these times may be subject to change. More
                            the support and guidance you’ll need to help make your ideas
                                                                                              information about opening hours will be available during your
                            come to life.
                                                                                              site induction and online.

                                                                                                 Find out what’s available
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Smoking and vaping                                                     PEEPs                                                              Hazardous substances
In the UK, smoking is not allowed inside public buildings so           If you need assistance to evacuate a building in an emergency,     There are a number of activities, processes and pieces of
please don’t smoke or vape inside College buildings. If you            your course leader will make sure a Personal Emergency             equipment at UAL that are potentially hazardous. We take
want to smoke or vape, please go outside and where possible            Evacuation Plan (PEEP) is completed with you. Your PEEP            action to limit these hazards as much as we can, but we will
stay away from doors and open windows.                                 will describe what you need to do in an emergency and what         also expect you to follow the instructions and safety rules
                                                                       assistance will be provided by other people.                       when using ladders, lathes, milling and cutting machinery,
                                                                                                                                          electrical equipment and chemicals. We may also ask you to
Fire procedure                                                                                                                            wear protective equipment such as ear defenders or safety
                                                                       Risk assessments                                                   glasses, or to use other safety equipment like equipment
If you discover a fire, activate the fire alarm at the nearest call                                                                       guards.
point located adjacent to all emergency exits. If the alarm            During your studies you may need to complete a risk
sounds, immediately leave the building by the nearest safest           assessment for your work. This is an important part of             You will be told about these requirements at your workshop
fire exit. To escape from the building please use the stairs and       planning your work, identifying any hazards, keeping you and       and studio inductions. If you have any questions or need
make your way out as quickly and safely as possible. Do not            other people safe. You can find the general risk assessment        advice, please speak to your tutor or one of the technicians.
stop to collect personal belongings or use the lifts.                  form in your course handbook and on Moodle. You can speak
                                                                       to your tutors or the College Health and Safety Advisor for
Assemble at Dundonald Park. Fire Marshals wearing high                 more information, or if your work is complex.                      First aid
visibility jackets will also show you where to go.
                                                                                                                                          You can find first aid boxes throughout the College. Each box
Do not re-enter the building until you are given the all clear.        Safe working                                                       is clearly identified by an accompanying poster. For first aid   “My experience within Tech
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Arts and Wimbledon has
                                                                                                                                          help, dial 9641 from an internal phone or +44 (0)20 7514 9641
While it’s unlikely that there’ll be a fire in one of our buildings,   When you start with us, we will give you an induction to the       from a mobile.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            been unreal, thanks to my
we ask all our staff and students to treat every alarm as              site and safe working practices while on and off site as well as
a real emergency.                                                      an overview of how social distancing may impact the way you        To contact the emergency services from an internal phone call,
                                                                       use our buildings. Your course team will be able to give you
                                                                       information about safe working at home
                                                                                                                                          5-999 and give them the building address which is on the first
                                                                                                                                          aid posters.                                                      tutors and class mates!
                                                                       For your own safety we ask that you don’t work alone in our        	Find out more about student health and safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                            It has taught me life skills
                                                                       rooms and that there should always be at least 3 people
                                                                       in a room at any time. This is really important because if
                                                                                                                                                                                                            as well as skills within the
                                                                                                                                          Mental health first aid

                                                                       an accident happens, one person can stay with the injured
                                                                       person and the other can go for help. You’re not allowed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                            art world. I would do it all
                                                                       use high-risk areas unless you have direct supervision
                                                                       from a technician.
                                                                                                                                          Students who are concerned about their or someone else’s
                                                                                                                                          mental health should contact the Student Counselling Service.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            again if I could.”
                                                                                                                                          Mental Health First Aiders are located in all Colleges and can    Jack Allen
                                                                                                                                          provide immediate support to people in crisis.

and safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                            BA Technical Arts for Theatre and Performance

                                                                                                                                          +44 (0)207 514 6251
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                                Academic Support
                                                                                                   Students can also go to University-wide workshops on a
                                                                                                   range of Academic Support topics, so that you can meet and
                                Academic Support is here to help you progress and achieve          share study practices with students from all levels and all
                                your potential, both at University and in your future career.      Colleges across the University. You can also find ASO
                                Academic Support helps all students to develop abilities           and College Academic Support through your course
                                and skills in areas such as critical thinking, reading, research   Moodle pages.
                                and writing, time management, presentations, working
                                independently and collaboratively, and more.                       Contact the Academic Support team at:

                                The Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Academic Support             	
                                team works across the three Colleges; the relevant lead
                                tutors are introduced to you at induction. Group sessions
                                are arranged with your course so that they link with your          +44 (0)20 7514 9729
                                curriculum in useful ways, and you can get one-to-one
                                help too.
                                                                                                   Language Development
                                	Find out more about guidance materials and
                                  information, support tutorials and events, as well as            If English is an additional language for you, Language
                                  links to other useful resources and student services             Development offers specialist tutorials, classes and resources
                                                                                                   in the language, academic skills and approaches to learning
                                To register for an academic support session, log in to             expected at UAL.
                                Academic Support Online (ASO) using your UAL username

                                and password, click on ‘face to face support’ in the menu.         	Find out more at, search Language for
                                                                                                     Academic Studies an online self-study resource found
                                                                                                     on your Moodle page.

                                                                                                   	Find out more about Language Development,
                                                                                                     timetables and booking information

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                             Arts SU at Wimbledon                                                Events
                             As well as having a central HQ based in High Holborn,               Wimbledon’s south west London location combines green,
                             you can also find Arts Students’ Union (Arts SU) at your            open spaces with easy access to the city’s thriving art and
                             College! We have a dedicated team of staff and students             theatre scenes. The College runs lots of events all year-
                             who bring Arts SU services and general fabulousness direct          round including screenings, talks, exhibitions, workshops,
                             to your campus.                                                     conferences and performances.

                             Our team of helpers work across both College campuses on a          You will be automatically signed up to receive our newsletter,
                             regular basis (they’re certainly kept busy!). If you want to find   highlighting events happening across the College.
                             out more about an event, creative opportunity, funding for a
                             project or just have a general chat, you can find us at:            Please speak to your tutor if you would like to organise
                                                                                                 an event.

                             Contact Arts SU                                                     	Find out more about what’s on at Wimbledon

                             Arts SU main office is located at LCF High Holborn.
                             Contact us at: +44 (0)20 7514 6270
                                                                                                 Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon enable staff and

Making the
                             Or just send us an email to arrange a meet-up at a location         students to develop their research careers and create research
                             and time that’s convenient for you.                                 with cultural and social value. Our research centres, including
                                                                                                 Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN), and the Centre
                              s                                                                  for Circular Design, operate across the University.
                              Find out who your student rep for Chelsea and                      Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon’s public events

most of
                              Wimbledon is                                                       programme focuses around the research activity taking place
                                                                                                 across the 3 Colleges. Colleges work with different institutions
                             Find out more about your Students’ Union in the other               and cultural organisations and publish a number of academic
                             half of this guide.                                                 journals and publications.

                                                                                                 They have over 40 members of staff supervising research

                                                                                                 degrees in various fields including fine art, design and history
                                                                                                 of art. They also have a number of schemes to help students
                                                                                                 to develop their careers as researchers and host a Research
                                                                                                 Student Programme to provide a forum for the development
                                                                                                 and discussion of ideas within the research student community.
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                            University of the
                             Arts London
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UAL Building      Tate Britain                  National Gallery
Tube Station      Tate Modern                   Dulwich Picture Gallery
Train Station     Whitechapel Gallery           Hayward Gallery
                  V&A Museum                    Barbican Centre                                                         Archway
                  Saatchi Gallery               Institute of Contemporary Arts
                  The Photographer’s Gallery    Camden Arts Centre
                  National Portrait Gallery     The Design Museum
                  Serpentine Galleries
                                                                                                                                                       Central Saint Martins
                                                                                          Central Saint Martins                                              Archway
                                                                                            Granary Square

                                                                                                                                                                                                           London College of Fashion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mare Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         STRATFOR D
                                                                                                                  KING’S CROSS

                                                                                                                                                   King’s Cross        London College of Fashion
                                                                                                                                                                             Golden Lane
                                               SHEPHERD ’S                                                                                  CLERKENW ELL                                            Bethnal Green
                                                  BUSH                                                             Oxford Circus
                                                                                                                                                                        Old Street
                                                                         London College of Fashion                                                Holborn
                                                         Shepherd’s Bush    John Princes Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          London College of Fashion
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                London College of Fashion                                                                                                                                                London College of Fashion
                      Lime Grove                                                                                                                                                              High Holborn
                                                        Goldhawk Road            KENSINGT ON

                                                                                                          Chelsea College of Arts                                 Elephant
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                                                                                                                                                        London College of Communication

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                                                                                                                        BRIXTON                                                               Peckham Road / Creative
                                                                                                                                                                                              Computing Institute (CCI)
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                                                            01         Introduction               13   Tools to help you succeed
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                                                            03         Need to know               14   Making the most of UAL
                                                            04         UAL culture                16   Arts SU and you
                                                            06         Get connected              17   Making the most of Arts SU
                                                            07         Stay connected             18   Making the most of London
                                                            08         Get support                19   Travel
                                                            10         Academic Support           20   Exploring London
                                                            11         Wellbeing                  21   Save Money
                                                            12         Academic success		         22   Stay safe

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Grayson Perry
 Studying at UAL is the best            UAL is the world’s biggest factory for trouble. We encourage
                                        students to challenge us. I’m always on the lookout for

 way into a fulfilling life of          exciting, creative talent coming through the University and this
                                        is why each year I ask students from across UAL to design
 visual creativity. The reasons         the Chancellor’s robes worn at the graduation ceremonies.

 for coming to UAL are the              I love the time I spend with our students as it helps me to
                                        take the temperature of where young people are at.
 same now as they were for              Grayson Perry CBE RA
 me 40 years ago when I began           Chancellor of UAL

 my own journey into the arts:
 I wanted to make art and I
 wanted to make my mark.
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                                    Nigel Carrington
                            I’m delighted you’ve chosen             You’ve joined a vibrant community of 19,000 students from
                                                                    more than 130 countries. You’re also in one of the best cities

                            to start your creative future at        in the world for art and design, with lots of opportunities to
                                                                    make the most of student life. To help you navigate your time
                            University of the Arts London,          at university in London, and to take advantage of all there is to
                                                                    offer, we’ve created this handy 2-part guide. Read it and hold
                            which is made up of 6                   on to it for future reference.

                            world-renowned colleges                 I hope you have a fantastic time at UAL, and I wish you every
                                                                    success for your future.
                            and 3 institutes:                       Nigel Carrington
                            Camberwell College of Arts
                            Central Saint Martins (CSM)
                            Chelsea College of Arts
                            London College of Communication (LCC)
                            London College of Fashion (LCF)
                            Wimbledon College of Arts
                            UAL Creative Computing Institute
                            UAL Social Design Institute
                            UAL Decolonising Arts Institute
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                                   Social distancing                                                  Term dates
                                   We’ve made specific arrangements for social distancing in all      These are the general University term dates for 2020/21 but
                                   our buildings. Please follow the signs. We will provide you with   dates may vary for some courses.
                                   all the important information and guidance you need.

                                                                                                      Autumn term
                                   Set up your email account
                                                                                                      Higher Education:
                                   Your username and password are used to access the UAL              Monday 19 October 2020 – Friday 18 December 2020
                                   network, which includes Moodle, on-site computers and
                                   email. You’ll receive an email from us with your username and      Further Education:
                                   a one-time password link. Please set up your password as           Monday 19 October 2020 – Friday 18 December 2020
                                   soon as possible.

                                   It’s essential you check your UAL email account regularly as       Spring term
                                   it’s where you’ll get important news and updates. You can
                                   access this from any computer, laptop, or your phone using         Higher Education:
                                   the MyUAL app. You can also download the ‘Outlook’ app for         Monday 11 January 2021 – Friday 26 March 2021
                                   iOS or Android to check in regularly. Let us know if you have
                                   a problem with your account or need to reset your password.        Further Education:
                                                                                                      Monday 4 January 2021 – Friday 26 March 2021
                                      Find out how to reset your password

                                   Make sure you enrol online and find out about any local
                                                                                                      Summer term
                                   inductions. You will receive information about these by email.
                                                                                                      Higher Education:
                                                                                                      Monday 12 April 2021 – Friday 18 June 2021
                                   Download MyUAL
                                                                                                      Further Education:
                                   MyUAL is our free student app with all the essential info you’ll   Monday 12 April 2021 – Friday 25 June 2021
                                   need in one place like your UAL email, timetable, events, jobs,
                                   news and more. You can log in using your UAL account details          Find out more about term dates
                                   once you have enrolled. Find it in your phone’s app store or
                                   download it to your desktop for free.                              Public holidays:

                                   We also use app alerts to let you know about incidents that        – Christmas Day 25 December 2020

Need to know
                                   may impact you – such as an IT issue or building closure.          – Boxing Day 26 December 2020
                                   Make sure your notifications are turned on,                        – New Year’s Day 1 January 2021
                                   so you don’t miss anything.
                                                                                                      – Easter weekend 2 April – 5 April 2021
                                      Find out more about MyUAL                                       – May bank holidays 3 and 31 May 2021
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                                   Diversity                                                           Sustainability
                                   UAL believes the diversity of its staff and student community       Sustainability is a key part of how we do things at UAL. Many of
                                   is fundamental to creative thinking and innovation in the arts.     our courses dedicate time and resources to teaching sustainable
                                   We are committed to removing barriers to progression and            practices and ideas, and our central operations teams are
                                   success, and promoting understanding and awareness of               committed to working in a sustainable way. Our Sustainability
                                   equality, diversity and inclusion for all.                          Manifesto is our action plan to keep reducing our carbon
                                                                                                       emissions. We’re using this to improve the environment for all our
                                   UAL works in partnership with Arts Students’ Union to support       students across UAL.
                                   initiatives to promote this, and also provides confidential
                                   advice and guidance to trans and non-binary students;
                                   student carers and parents; and students from diverse               Green buildings
                                   faith backgrounds.
                                                                                                       Camberwell was nominated for the “Campus of the Future”
                                      Find out more about student diversity                            Green Gown award for our work in sustainable building.
                                                                                                       The Wimbledon Studio building also won the RIBA London
                                                                                                       Sustainability Award 2017 and a Green Apple Award for
                                   Tell Someone                                                        sustainability. It was the first time one of our buildings was
                                                                                                       recognised as ‘outstanding’ to boot.
                                   The University does not tolerate any form of racism, bullying,
                                   harassment or sexual violence. If at any point you have concerns,
                                   or want to talk to someone in confidence, you can contact
                                   Tell Someone.


UAL culture
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                                                UAL Sustainability Working Group                                 Energy use
     “Meeting like-minded                      The UAL Sustainability Working Group is open to all students.    We’re reducing carbon emissions across all our Colleges, and
       people from all over the                 It’s a great chance to meet staff and students from across the
                                                Colleges who have an interest in sustainability and to make
                                                                                                                 since 2017, we’ve been using 100% renewable electricity.
                                                                                                                 We’re proud to be the fifth most sustainable university in
      world inspired me to think                positive changes around your College.                            London according to the People & Planet University League.

      outside the box, raised my                UAL Climate Emergency Network                                    Saving energy and recycling
      self-awareness and opened
                                                The Climate Emergency Network is a growing community             We actively encourage all our students to be responsible when
      my eyes on a different                    of students and staff who share the belief that urgent           it comes to saving energy and recycling, so please switch off

      spectrum of professional
                                                collective action is needed in the face of climate and           lights and equipment after use and use the recycling bins on site.
                                                ecological emergency. The Network publishes a regular

      opportunities.”                           newsletter, generates resources, curates exhibitions and
                                                organises events, while also lobbying the University and         Green Week
                                                external bodies on matters concerning environmental policy,
     Khalil Madovi                              practice and justice. The Network is open to all and overseen    Every February we have Green Week, which includes a wide
     Foundation Diploma in Art and Design       collaboratively by both students and staff from across UAL.      range of sustainability-related activities across the university,
                                                Sign up to the newsletter and find out more by contacting        including practical workshops, talks and debates.
                                                                                                                 	Find out more about sustainability at UAL

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                       “Come and show us
                        the future and we
                        can help show you
                        the world.”
                                             Grayson Perry CBE RA
                                             Chancellor of UAL
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WiFi access                                                          Printing
Connect to UAL-WiFi using your UAL username or email                 You’ll find printers at multiple College locations, including all
and password.                                                        Libraries and Learning Zones. There are many ways to print
                                                                     - you can even print from your own mobile device or from an
                                                                     off-site location!
IT help and support
                                                                     Printing costs vary depending on size and colourway. You can
IT Services look after all the digital stuff at UAL including your   top-up online by card at or by using the
account, your email, computers, printing and online security.        machines at College Libraries.

If you get stuck or need help with an account or system, call           Find out more at printing at UAL
the IT Service Desk on +44 (0)20 7514 9898.

They’re available 24/7, 365 days a year.

	You can also raise a support ticket on MySupport
  for non-urgent enquiries

	Find more support at IT Services
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                                  As well as following our social channels, we have a number      UAL Post-Grad Community
                                  of ways for you to know what’s going on. We’ll keep you
                                  informed in the following ways:
                                                                                                  Now more than ever, community is a hugely important part
                                                                                                  of our lives. UAL’s Post-Grad Community not only provides
                                  UAL Portal                                                      a support network for our postgraduate students but also
                                                                                                  access to cross-College and cross-disciplinary opportunities
                                  The UAL Portal is where you can access key information          and events. This leads to an informed, connected and
                                  regarding your application, enrolment and assessments           confident network of creative professionals who continue
                                  throughout your studies with UAL. You can view your             to inspire each other throughout their careers.
                                  personal information and download status letters under
                                  ‘My Study Details’.                                             A programme of events encourages skills-sharing, networking,
                                                                                                  collaboration and new communities of practice. Events take
                                  It is also important you keep us informed of any changes        place at UAL and further afield, and include talks with industry
                                  to your contact details and update us immediately               specialists, visits to artists’ studios, curator-led tours and
                                  if anything changes.                                            student-led activity.

                                     Find out more about the UAL portal                           We support a growing number of issue specific, cross-
                                                                                                  disciplinary interest groups led by postgraduate students and
                                                                                                  academics. These connect creatives with shared research
                                  Student news                                                    interests across different subject areas.

                                  We’ve got a dedicated news feed just for you! Here, we’ll       The weekly newsletter shares details of events, opportunities,
                                  publish news, opportunities, and articles to help you in your   student articles and open calls for collaboration. You can
                                  time at UAL. Visit                          also join the community across the Post-Grad Community’s
                                                                                                  thriving social networks.
                                  	Find out more about latest news from your college

                                                                                                  	Find out more about Post-Grad Community

                                  UAL text alerts
                                  Occasionally we’ll need to tell you about something
                                  important, such as a building closure or other incident.

                                  In this case, you’ll receive a text to your mobile phone
                                  with the key information.
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Student Services                                              Immigration and visas
In addition to high-quality teaching, modern facilities and   Students from countries outside the European Economic
                                                                                                                                        “Be pro-active and take
creative space for you to explore your ideas, skills and      Area (EEA) and Switzerland, who are not already living in                   advantage of all the
unique vision, UAL can provide you with support with your     the UK, may need a visa to enter and study at UAL.
studies and wellbeing. Our Student Services staff provide                                                                                 facilities. There are so
a professional, confidential and free service to all UAL      	Find out more about immigration and visas
students.                                                                                                                                 many workshops and
	Find out more about Student Services                        Student fees and funding, including                                         opportunities to learn
                                                                                                                                          new skills, create and
Student Advice
                                                              The Student Advice and Funding Service provide students
                                                              with information and advice about funding options
                                                                                                                                          be creative.”
Get support with financial and immigration questions and      available to cover tuition fees, living costs and course                   Marie-Lilien Funk
advice on any problems that may occur in day-to-day life.     costs. You can also find out more about scholarships,                      BA (Hons) Design Management
                                                              bursaries and awards.
	Find out more about Student Advice
                                                              	Find out more about student fees and funding

Get support
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Disability and dyslexia                                           Student Services
The Disability Service provides advice and support for               You can easily contact us, using our online form
disabled students and students who are dyslexic or have any
other specific learning difference. Support is available at any   +44 (0)20 7514 6250
point throughout your time at UAL.
                                                                  	Find out more about Student Services
	Find out more about The Disability Service

                                                                  Visit a Helpdesk
Accommodation Services
                                                                  UAL Student Centre
Whether you choose to live in one of our halls of residence       1st floor, 272 High Holborn,
or in a privately rented home, our Accommodation Services         WC1V 7EY
team can help you find a suitable place to live throughout        +44 (0)20 7514 6900
your time at University.                                          Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

   Find out more about Accommodation and Halls Life               London College of Communication
                                                                  Student Services, WG 09                                       Elephant and Castle,
                                                                  SE1 6SB
+44 (0)20 7514 6240                                               +44 (0)20 7514 6590
                                                                  Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm
   @UALAccommodation                                              Central Saint Martins
                                                                  Student Centre, C001,
                                                                  1 Granary Square,
                                                                  N1C 4AA
                                                                  +44 (0)20 7514 7199
                                                                  Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm

                                                                  Camberwell College of Arts
                                                                  Student Centre, A1C01
                                                                  45-65 Peckham Rd,
                                                                  SE5 8UF
                                                                  +44(0)20 7514 6326

Get support
                                                                  Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm
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                                  Academic Support and                                               Library and Learning Zones
                                  Language Development
                                                                                                     As a UAL student, you have access to books from all 6
                                                                                                     College libraries. Just use your ID card to borrow books and
                                  Through Academic Support and Language Development,
                                                                                                     other items from your main College library, or search the online
                                  you can improve and extend your learning and study
                                                                                                     catalogue and have books sent to your library from some of
                                  practices with the help of our resources, including classes,
                                                                                                     the other Colleges.
                                  tutorials, libraries, Learning Zones and digital tools. Language
                                  Development is for students who are speakers of English as
                                                                                                     Our libraries have areas for group and individual study as
                                  an additional language, and new to UK higher education and
                                                                                                     well as computers, photocopying and printing facilities. You
                                  academic culture.
                                                                                                     can also borrow a laptop and get help from the library staff
                                                                                                     to make the most of our huge collection of print and online
                                  Academic Support is provided to help you develop
                                  approaches to learning and skills that will be useful in your
                                  student life and as a future professional. Academic Support
                                                                                                     Our Learning Zones are for social and activity-based study
                                  tutors are based in Colleges and work closely with course
                                                                                                     in an informal environment. We have 3 – at Camberwell
                                  teams and Language Development, Library and other Student
                                                                                                     College of Arts, Central Saint Martins and London College of
                                  Support staff. Academic Support tutors will be introduced to
                                                                                                     Communication, open to all UAL students.
                                  you during inductions.

                                                                                                     We will tell you more about the library facilities when you
                                  Visit our website to find resources and to register for one-to-
                                                                                                     attend an introduction during your first term, with other
                                  one support sessions in your College and across UAL. You
                                                                                                     sessions offered later in your course.
                                  can also find more information through Moodle.

                                                                                                     Remember, the library staff are here to help, so just ask if you
                                  	Contact us if you can’t find what you need:
                                                                                                     have any questions.

                                                                                                     	Find out more about library services, including
                                  Extenuating Circumstances                                            opening hours and for support available for
                                                                                                       disabled and dyslexic students.
                                  Extenuating Circumstances are things which are unexpected,

                                  significantly disruptive and beyond your control, which may        Moodle
                                  affect your ability to meet assessment and course deadlines.
                                  If you’re concerned about your grades or think you might be
                                                                                                     This is the online home for your studies where you will
                                  eligible for Extenuating Circumstances, your course leader
                                                                                                     find information, resources and online activities relating to
                                  should be the first point of contact.
                                                                                                     your course of study. Your tutor may also use Moodle to

                                  	Find out more about Extenuating Circumstances                    communicate additional news or information about your
                                                                                                     course. Your course site will have important announcements
                                                                                                     and assignment details and should be checked regularly.

                                                                                                        Find out more about Moodle
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UAL is here to support you no matter how big or small a         Chaplaincy
problem, if you’re worried about something, feeling emotional
or just want to talk, we want to help. Contact our support
services - including counselling, health advice and more.       Our Chaplains are also on hand to offer faith-based support.
                                                                Get in touch:
	Find out more about wellbeing at UAL
                                                                William Whitcombe
                                                                +44(0)7872 816157
Mental health                                            

Our free and confidential help with emotional or course-        Mark Dean
related issues can keep you from feeling overwhelmed.           +44(0)7843 329587
Check out our Counselling Service.                      

+44 (0)20 7514 6251

Health advice
Our health advisers offer one-to-one sessions to discuss
lifestyle (including alcohol, drugs and smoking), sexual,
physical and mental health. You can also find out about
other services like registering with a GP and visiting a
dentist in London.

+44 (0)20 7514 6251
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Associate Lecturers                                          Tutor                                                           Language Development
Often guest lecturers who work in the industry you are       Teacher (probably the teaching staff you’ll see most).          If English is an additional language for you, we offer specialist
learning about.                                                                                                              one-to-one and online tutorials, classes and workshops to
                                                             Academic success takes more, it’s about the interactions and    help you build your English skills further and understand the
                                                             connections you make through tutors, technicians and your       types of assignments you need to produce.
Course Leader                                                classmates. Consider these tips as you begin the new term:
                                                                                                                             You can also study a modern language course at the
They manage the course and your tutors; if you have any      – 	Ask questions when the tutor gives you an opportunity.      Language Centre, incorporating language learning with arts
issues, they are the person to contact.                          This shows you are interested and thinking carefully        and culture topics from different countries. Our modern
                                                                 about what they are saying. There are no silly              languages courses are open to University students, staff and
                                                                 questions and the tutors are here to help you.              members of the public.
Subject Librarian                                            – 	Talk to other students about what you are learning and
                                                                 how your projects are going. Talking to each other helps    	Find out more about Language Development
A special librarian who knows about the library resources        you come up with new ideas. Learning to work with
available for a particular area of study.                        and listen to different people is a very important skill.
                                                             – 	Join social activities and events for students.
Technicians                                                      This will help you make friends across UAL,
                                                                 outside of your course and College.
                                                                                                                                Find out more about modern languages

                                                             – Use the Academic Support, Language Development, online
Staff who will demonstrate and support you with technical
                                                                resources, Libraries and Student Services. They are here
parts of your course, such as operating machinery or using
                                                                to help everyone do the best they can in their studies.
special materials.
                                                             – 	Experiment and try new things: challenging yourself
                                                                 will help you grow as an individual. Don’t be afraid
                                                                 to fail as you can always learn from mistakes.

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Tools to help
you succeed
                                                                                                                                              “Students are guided
                                                                                                                                                through a variety
                                                                                                                                                of techniques by
                                                                                                                                                experienced staff, which
                                                                                                                                                stands them in good
                                                                                                                                                stead for the future.”
                                                                                                                                                Daniel Boyle
Course and unit handbooks                                     Digital tools                                                                     Specialist 3D Technician

Really important documents which are useful to read           Digital tools are available to help you throughout your time at
because they contain all the information about your course,   UAL, ranging from free software to online tools for showcasing
assignments, learning outcomes, deadlines and essential       your work and starting a business.
reading lists.
                                                                 Find out more about digital tools

An opportunity to discuss your work and ideas with tutors
and students.                                                 It’s important to understand the criteria your work will be
                                                              assessed against, so you can focus on those things.

Tutorial                                                         Find out more about assessment

Book a one-to-one session with an academic member of staff,
where you discuss and get advice about your work.
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                                   As a UAL student, you have special access to collections,          Creative Computing Year
                                   archives, institutes, digital tools, employability support,
                                   international opportunities, events and more.
                                                                                                      Enhance your creative degree with the computational skills
                                                                                                      shaping the future of the digital creative industries. By taking
                                   University archives, museum and                                    an extra year of study at CCI between years 2 and 3 of your
                                                                                                      UAL undergraduate degree, you’ll have the opportunity
                                   special collections                                                to study with other undergraduates from across UAL in a
                                                                                                      specialist environment.
                                   The libraries have outstanding physical and digital collections
                                   in art, design, communication, fashion and performance.               Find out more about CCI
                                   These collections include historical archives and special
                                   collections such as zines, material samples and artists’ books.
                                   You can also access the University Archives and Special
                                   Collections Centre at LCC which specialises in material on         Get creative with UAL’s showcasing platform Portfolio, where
                                   printing, graphics and film, including the famous Stanley          you can present your work alongside other UAL students from
                                   Kubrick Archive. Other collections in the University include the   various subjects. You can create a profile from the start of your
                                   LCF Archive and the Museum & Study Collection at CSM.              course and update your projects right through to 2 years after
                                   	Find out more about collections and archives
                                                                                                      Portfolio enables you to show the world your work and
                                                                                                      projects, share your creative skills and interests, as well as
                                   Institutes                                                         connect and network with peers from across UAL.

                                   New to UAL, the Creative Computing Institute (CCI) is the first       Find out more about Portfolio
                                   of several forthcoming new UAL Institutes.

                                   Launched in 2019, UAL Creative Computing Institute (CCI)           Virtual tours
                                   was the first of several new Institutes. We’ve also established
                                   the Decolonising Arts Institute and Social Design Institute.       Our Colleges have an extensive range of professional workshops
                                                                                                      and facilities on offer. Things might look a little different this

Making the
                                   CCI offers innovative and diverse courses, research                autumn, but you can get an idea of our shared spaces, studios
                                   opportunities and a public platform to explore computer            and workshops by taking one of our virtual tours.
                                   science and creative practice. This includes a range of
                                   undergraduate and postgraduate courses such as BSc, MSc               Find out more about virtual tours at UAL
                                   and MRes Creative Computing, MSc Data Science and AI                  For full access and route guides visit
                                   for the Creative Industries and MA Internet Equalities, plus

most of UAL
                                   an integrated research environment for MPhil/PhD students.
                                   There are also opportunities to take short and online courses
                                   alongside your current studies.
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Working while studying                                                                                                               International opportunities
                                                               Working collaboratively with UAL courses, we enhance students’
                                                               employability and creative attributes through experiential learning
You might want to work during your studies to earn some        and access to industry. From the moment you arrive, you can:          In a global society, studying and living in a new country
extra money and gain experience. UAL can also help you                                                                               changes everything – especially you and your world view.
with your job search and application process. The Creative     – 	Find paid jobs and internships on the Creative
Opportunities jobs board advertises current industry jobs          Opportunities jobs board and through UAL’s in-                    We offer opportunities to spend one or more terms studying
and paid internships. Arts Temps is London’s most inspiring        house temping service, Arts Temps.                                outside of the UK at a partner institution or on a work
and creative workforce, providing flexible job opportunities                                                                         placement abroad.
                                                               – 	Work on any skills you might need to get a job, freelance,
to UAL’s students and alumni. UAL does not have its own            or start your own business using our online resources.
service for students who want to do voluntary work; however,                                                                         	Find out more about student mobility
students interested in volunteering opportunities could        – 	Use our practical guides and workshops to take you
                                                                   through everything from CV writing and tips for interviews
consider those offered by the Mayor of London’s office.
                                                                   to pricing your work and coming up with a business plan.          Events
If you’re an international student, make sure you follow the   – 	Attend industry-specific talks and events
restrictions of your visa.                                         which take place throughout the year.                             There are loads of events you can get involved in to make
                                                               – 	Access funding to help you as a designer or artist, or to         the most of your time here. From summer degree shows to        “I was asked to help
   Find out more about Creative Opportunities                      start a business, as well as providing opportunities to           seminars, workshops, talks and symposiums, there really is
   Find out more about Arts Temps                                  show your work at various exhibitions and trade fairs.            something for everyone in our schedule.                          at the 2019 British
   Find out more about volunteering                            – 	Benefit from having a mentor by your side to help
                                                                   you transition into professional working life.                       Find out more about what’s on                                 Podcast Awards as
Careers and Employability                                      – 	Learn about your Intellectual Property by                                                                                         assistant producer. It
                                                                   making use of our IP Education resources.                         Social Programme
We empower UAL students and graduates to make a                	Find out more at student careers
                                                                                                                                                                                                     was an incredible work
living doing what they love and strive to support those
underrepresented in the creative industries.
                                                                 Find out more at Creative Opportunities
                                                                                                                                     The Social Programme is an award-winning events and
                                                                                                                                     wellbeing programme led by students, for students. There        placement that taught me
                                                                  Find out more at Arts Temps
                                                                                                                                     are around 30 Halls Reps who run free and low cost events
                                                                                                                                     for students in halls of residences and sometimes across the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     so much about the audio
                                                                                                                                     wider University.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     world of journalism.”
                                                                                                                                     Weekly events include Yoga, Afternoon Tea and Film Nights

Making the
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                                                                                                                                     as well as monthly Quiz Nights and much more.
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                                                                                                                                        Find out more about the latest event schedule


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                                      “We are the students who                                      Students’ Union Representatives
                                       campaign for and represent                                    Dylan Wilson
                                                                                                     Education Officer
                                       you. We are elected by you                             

                                       and we work for a year                                        Eleanor West

                                       to create change around                                       Activities Officer

                                       issues you care about. We                                     Pinky Latt
                                       even have an International                                    Welfare Officer
                                       Students’ Officer to represent                                Yasmeen Thantrey
                                       your needs to the University.                                 Campaigns Officer

                                                                                                     International Students Officer
                                      If you want to find out more about what we’re doing, you can
                                      get lots of information on the Arts SU website. You can also
                                      come to our office on the 1st Floor of High Holborn, London.      Find out more about your union

Arts SU
                                      Your officers are here to represent you, so please do get in
                                      touch! We look forward to meeting you.

                                      Dylan, Eleanor, Pinky and Yasmeen

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Sports and societies                                               Advice Service                                                      Made in Arts London
There are over 30 societies and 20 sports clubs you can join.      Arts SU Advice Service offers free, confidential advice, which      Arts SU runs Made in Arts London (MiAL), a uniquely student-
This is one of the easiest ways to meet people from across all     means we won’t tell your College you have talked to us (unless      led enterprise. MiAL student artists can sell pieces online,
6 Colleges. You’ll gain experience from organising fun things      you want us to), and we are completely independent from the         exhibit in galleries, attend training workshops and support and
for the UAL community and, if your group is big enough, Arts       University.                                                         learn from each other. UAL also offers numerous and varied
SU will even help towards the costs of running your activities.                                                                        professional development opportunities and mentorships
If competitive sports are not for you, you can also join           We can help you with academic matters such as appeals and           throughout the year to all* current UAL students.
Arts Active.                                                       complaints as well as accommodation issues.
                                                                                                                                          Find out more about Creative opportunities
	Find out more about sports and societies                         020 7514 6270
                                                                                                                                       *Students who are on Tier 4 visas, or any other visas with
                                                                   You can talk to us by booking an appointment for a time which       a work restriction are not allowed to be self-employed,
Student Initiative Fund                                            suits you or visiting our website to find out where we are.         freelance, or sell work to have an income.

The Student Initiative Fund (SIF) helps current UAL students
lead innovative projects. It funds projects and events which
will be for the benefit and enjoyment of the UAL community.        	Find out more about Advice
You can apply for up to £200. This is a fantastic opportunity to
build industry and professional experience in a space that is
safe to experiment in!                                             Course Representatives
	Find out more about Funding                                      Course Representatives are students who volunteer to
                                                                   represent their course at University meetings. They have a lot
                                                                   of influence over issues like curriculum design, facility access,
                                                                   opening hours and more, and their efforts ensure students
                                                                   are heard. It is a great opportunity to create change in your
                                                                   College. Elections for this position take place at the start of
                                                                   term – why not get involved?

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