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UAL to visit South Korea

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Published date 10 November 2014

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A delegation of UAL staff will travel to Seoul later this month. Our connections with South Korea are vital to the University and the visit will allow staff from key UAL departments to forge relationships with creative partners in the region for future scholarships, internships, student exchanges and other opportunities for students and graduates.

In line with our International Relations Strategy, the visit is also intended to strengthen and consolidate key college partnerships with leading South Korean institutions: Seoul National University, Hongik University and EWHA University with the aim of developing collaborations potentially leading to joint postgraduate curriculum and research projects.

CSM’s Jeremy Till and LCC’s Lawrence Zeegen will represent UAL at the Creative Industries Forum, while Frances Corner will lead a panel for a Q&A session for 250 young people at a British Council event following a presentation by UAL Vice-Chancellor Nigel Carrington as part of the Education is Great series. Nigel Carrington – sharing the stage with Martha Stewart and Jimmy Wales – will also address the renowned Global Leaders’ Forum on the future of design and its importance within the UK and South Korean creative industries.

During their visit, the University delegation will host an evening reception for distinguished alumni and friends of UAL. With South Korea being home to UAL’s second largest alumni population, plans are underway to formally establish the South Korean Alumni Association in Seoul. Former students from the region include fashion designer Kathleen Kai, photographer Hee Seung Chung and jewellery designer Leona Lee.