How you can help support students from all backgrounds to flourish.
In these exceptional times, it’s never been more difficult to be a student. Over the past 18 months, University of the Arts London (UAL) has released £2.3 million in dedicated hardship support to our students, but we would still like to do more. Current estimates put London living costs at £16,000 per annum, an amount that makes studying at UAL impossible for those that do not have financial assistance.
To help break down these barriers we’ve established two ways to support our students.
The first is the UAL Creative Future Fund to ensure that talented people have access to a creative education, regardless of their background. The Fund will be channelled towards supporting some of the most disadvantaged students to enter our programmes with bursaries that prioritise those who are first in their family to attend university, looked after children, care leavers, and from lower socio-economic backgrounds. The more money we raise, the more students we can support, and donations of all sizes are very much appreciated and collectively, can be transformational.
Alumni can also provide invaluable support to students by volunteering their time. Last year our amazing alumni community volunteered over 6,000 hours of their time to current students and fellow alumni, whilst learning new skills, networking and helping others discover their potential. Whether you're a recent graduate or you've reached the pinnacle of your career, we would love you to get involved.