Before you get started, please select which device format you would like to view this guide on? - Please view this PDF in Adobe Acrobat for full ...
Page content transcription
If your browser does not render page correctly, please read the page content below
Please view this PDF in Adobe Acrobat for full interactivity Download here Before you get started, please select which device format you would like to view this guide on?
Switch to UAL Guide Contents Contents Contents 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 arts.ac.uk and enter the term we suggest This indicates information about sustainability 05 ID cards 06 Spaces and resources Connect with us: @WimbledonUAL @wimbledonual 09 Health and safety @WimbledonUAL artslondonwimbledon 10 Student support 11 Making the most of Wimbledon Wimbledon College of Arts Merton Hall Road London SW19 3QA +44 (0)20 7514 9641 Switch to UAL welcome guide
Switch to UAL Guide Introduction Contents 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
Switch to UAL Guide Student voices Contents 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
03 Switch to UAL Guide Need to know Contents 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. email@example.com Need to know +44 (0)20 7514 6230 (term time) For full access and route guides visit accessable.co.uk Start your journey here:
04 Switch to UAL Guide Need to know Contents 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: firstname.lastname@example.org – Course work submissions – Enrolment Download the appropriate letter by logging into the – Extenuating Circumstances, appeals and complaints UAL Portal on sits.arts.ac.uk – 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 email@example.com 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). firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0)20 7514 6354 (term time) Start your journey here:
05 Switch to UAL Guide ID cards Contents 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 estore.arts.ac.uk. 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
06 Switch to UAL Guide Spaces and resources Contents 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 email@example.com to find out who your resources Academic Support Librarian is your Academic Support Librarian works with your course team. They run group Café 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
07 Switch to UAL Guide Spaces and resources Contents 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. arts.ac.uk 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 Printing 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 ualprint.arts.ac.uk, on the free MyUAL app or at the prepares me for my machines located outside the art shop and in the library. You resources 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
08 Switch to UAL Guide Spaces and resources Contents 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 prioritised. firstname.lastname@example.org 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. resources Find out what’s available
09 Switch to UAL Guide Health and safety Contents 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 Health 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
10 Switch to UAL Guide Student support Contents 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 email@example.com 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 Student and password, click on ‘face to face support’ in the menu. Find out more at arts.ac.uk, 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 support firstname.lastname@example.org
11 Switch to UAL Guide Making the most of Wimbledon Contents 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. Research 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 email@example.com 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 Wimbledon 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.
Switch to Wimbledon Guide Contents Welcome University of the Arts London
Switch to Wimbledon Guide Contents 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 SOHO Old Street London College of Fashion Holborn Shepherd’s Bush John Princes Street London College of Fashion Curtain Road London College of Fashion London College of Fashion Lime Grove High Holborn Goldhawk Road KENSINGT ON Chelsea College of Arts Elephant & Castle Pimlico London College of Communication CAMBERW ELL Camberwell College of Arts BRIXTON Peckham Road / Creative Computing Institute (CCI) RICHMOND Peckham Rye Queen’s Road Peckham WIMBLEDO N Wimbledon PECKHAM Key Wimbledon College of Arts Camberwell College of Arts Merton Hall Road South Wimbledon Wilson’s Road
Switch to Wimbledon Guide Contents Contents Contents Connect with us: @UniversityoftheArtsLondon @unioftheartslondon @UAL universityoftheartslondon University of the Arts London 272 High Holborn London WC1V 7EY 01 Introduction 13 Tools to help you succeed +44 (0)20 7514 6000 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 Switch to Wimbledon guide
Switch to Wimbledon Guide Introduction Contents 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.
Switch to Wimbledon Guide Introduction Contents 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 Vice-Chancellor 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
03 Switch to Wimbledon Guide Need to know Contents 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
04 Switch to Wimbledon Guide UAL culture Contents 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. firstname.lastname@example.org UAL culture
05 Switch to Wimbledon Guide UAL culture Contents 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. email@example.com Find out more about sustainability at UAL UAL culture
Switch to Wimbledon Guide Student voices Contents “Come and show us the future and we can help show you the world.” Grayson Perry CBE RA Chancellor of UAL
06 Switch to Wimbledon Guide Get connected Contents Get connected 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 ualprint.arts.ac.uk 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
07 Switch to Wimbledon Guide Stay connected Contents 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 arts.ac.uk/stories. also join the community across the Post-Grad Community’s thriving social networks. Find out more about latest news from your college Stay 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. connected In this case, you’ll receive a text to your mobile phone with the key information.
08 Switch to Wimbledon Guide Get support Contents 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 scholarships 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
09 Switch to Wimbledon Guide Get support Contents 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Elephant and Castle, SE1 6SB +44 (0)20 7514 6240 +44 (0)20 7514 6590 Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm @UALhalls @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
10 Switch to Wimbledon Guide Academic support Contents 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 resources. 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. email@example.com 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, Academic 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 Support 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
11 Switch to Wimbledon Guide Wellbeing Contents Wellbeing 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com +44 (0)20 7514 6251 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
12 Switch to Wimbledon Guide Academic success Contents 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. firstname.lastname@example.org – 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. Academic success
13 Switch to Wimbledon Guide Tools to help you succeed Contents 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 Crit Assessment 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.
14 Switch to Wimbledon Guide Making the most of UAL Contents 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. Portfolio 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 graduation. 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 accessable.co.uk 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.
15 Switch to Wimbledon Guide Making the most of UAL Contents 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 Laura Scheepers as well as monthly Quiz Nights and much more. BA Journalism Find out more about the latest event schedule @UALsocial most of UAL @UALsocial @UALsocial
16 Switch to Wimbledon Guide Arts SU and you Contents “We are the students who Students’ Union Representatives campaign for and represent Dylan Wilson Education Officer you. We are elected by you email@example.com and we work for a year Eleanor West to create change around Activities Officer firstname.lastname@example.org issues you care about. We Pinky Latt even have an International Welfare Officer email@example.com Students’ Officer to represent Yasmeen Thantrey your needs to the University. Campaigns Officer firstname.lastname@example.org International Students Officer If you want to find out more about what we’re doing, you can email@example.com 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 and you
17 Switch to Wimbledon Guide Making the most of Arts SU Contents 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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? Making the most of Arts SU
You can also read