Our future with Europe
The vote to leave the EU has happened and UAL is ready for its challenges. As Brexit is ongoing none of us really know what the end result will be. UAL is therefore steaming ahead to ensure that our creative institution remains the "world's biggest factory for trouble" (as described by UAL's Chancellor Grayson Perry).
UAL is a global university in curriculum and outlook, with a large proportion of our staff and students from overseas. We welcome students from the EU, who make up 15% of our student body. It is important for us to see past Brexit, secure our international partnerships and emphasise our commitment to international students. We value our place in the European creative environment and believe that knowledge and scholarship are borderless.
UAL supplies the world’s need for creativity. We are Europe’s largest specialist arts and design university, and among the most renowned international institutions in arts, design, fashion and communication. Our critical mass and reputation allow us to take a leading role in the creative economy in the UK, Europe and beyond. We actively influence global cultural debates through the diversity and international reach of our staff, students and alumni.