Living in Halls

Student Welfare Mentors

Our friendly Student Welfare Mentors are based in each hall to give advice, support and information regarding anything that has an impact on your life as a UAL student.

With up to three weekly drop-in sessions, they’re a welcoming face to chat to, ask questions, and help you settle in. They can offer guidance on a whole range of issues, from flatmates, managing workloads, and compiling your portfolio, to moving away from home and making new friends.

If you’re currently in halls, get in touch by emailing your Student Welfare Mentor. Email here4u@arts.ac.uk, with your hall as the reference in the subject line. Everything you discuss is confidential, and will be dealt with sensitively.

Social Programme

UAL is proud to host the UK’s leading events programme. The programme is fresh, innovative and creative. What’s more, it is completely coordinated by students, which makes it unique, inclusive and empowering for everyone involved. The majority of events are free and the programme pioneers campaigns and community projects across every hall. 

The ‘Social Reps’ are at the foundation of community life and student experience as they create an environment of peer-to-peer support. The list of events is endless and can range from chilled out movie nights to more adventurous tours of London, giving students the opportunity to get to know not only their new home but their new city. Students even have the opportunity to join The Social Programme on trips abroad throughout the year, which provide cultural insight and a break away from studying. 

To find out more about what's happening this year visit the UAL Social Facebook page or Halls Life Platform.

Halls Life - Your Platform

Halls Life is the place to go for everything related to living in halls. Visit the platform for essential accommodation advice and updates, information from your Residence Manager, your Social Programme events schedule, Student Welfare Mentor news, top tips on living in London and lots more. Updates are made every single week and a lot of the content is created by students just like you. 

To find out more visit the platform

Request a room move

If you would like to swap rooms with another resident or need to change rooms within your hall due to a change in your medical requirements, please access your student accommodation web portal to request a room move. 

Moving out before the end of your contract

If you would like to move out of your room before the end of your contract, you will be required to make this request through your student accommodation web portal and then find a replacement for your room (a UAL student). At certain times of the year we may be able to assist you if we have a waiting list, however the responsibility is ultimately yours and you will be liable for the rent until another person moves in.

If you are leaving halls early because you have decided not to complete your course of study, please contact us directly by phone, email or in person.