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UAL Grad 2022 - Spy Design
Models by Jaz Martell, photographed by Alys Tomlinson

UAL is "the world’s biggest factory for making trouble" (Grayson Perry, UAL Chancellor). We are 1 university, made up of 6 Colleges and 19,000+ students from everywhere.

And we are top 2 in the world for Art and Design (QS World University Rankings 2022).

Come and join the creators and innovators of tomorrow.


  • Graphic design examples on a wall and on screen
    Photo by Alexandra Rodriguez-Cifre and Kat Smith

    Design students and grads support central government on early policy prototyping

    A UAL Social Design Institute project brought CSM Graphic Communication Design students and graduates to work with central government’s Department for Work and Pensions and Policy Lab in early 2022, to apply their skills and thinking to policy around supporting carers.

  • Video screenshot of 3 pages of a zine on white and yellow paper, with handwriting, small illustrations and an image of a person in the centre
    Material by Dr Nina Trivedi her 2021 Decolonising Archives project: Lost Noise: Exclusions and Gaps in the Her Noise Archive.

    Decolonising residencies: discover a rich body of work from the 2021 researchers

    Outputs from Decolonising Arts Institute's 2021 researchers in residence: Dr Alice Correia, Dr Nina Trivedi, Dr Michelle Williams Gamaker, Harvey Dimond, Marenka Thompson-Odlum and Maybelle Peters.

  • Hands holding a mobile phone showing an interactive sculpture on screen and the word 'Explore', against a parquet floor
    Phoebe Kirkland, Mobile Phone, BA (Hons) Product and Industrial Design, Central Saint Martins, UAL

    New Design Value Framework measures the environmental, social and economic impact of design

    Design Council has launched The Design Value Framework: a tool that designers and commissioners of design can use to measure and evaluate their work. Developed with UAL Social Design Institute and BOP Consulting, it’s the first time a single framework covers all design sectors, and goes beyond economics to include the social, environmental and democratic impact of design.

  • Sonia Boyce standing in front of artwork. Behind her is a colourful tapestry of geometric shapes.
    Artist Sonia Boyce standing in room 5 at the British Pavilion, 2022, Image Credit – Cristiano Corte © British Council

    Sonia Boyce OBE RA wins Golden Lion Award

    Sonia Boyce OBE RA, Professor at UAL and inaugural Chair in Black Art and Design, has won the prestigious Golden Lion award for Best National Participation at La Biennale di Venezia 2022 for her exhibition ‘Feeling Her Way’ at the British Pavilion.

6 Colleges, 1 University

6 Colleges,
1 University

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