Student life at Central Saint Martins
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Stay up to date with the latest news, opportunities and helpful information for students across UAL.
Post-Grad Community provides access to cross-college and cross-disciplinary opportunities, events and networking for our postgraduate students.
UAL has 13 halls of residence in London for communal student living. Find out more about how to apply, and where they’re located…
Our University Halls run a great programme of events for students throughout the academic year, including fitness classes, visits to London landmarks, craft workshops, nights out and more…
Many students choose to rent privately near their college. If you need help or support to find your new home, take a look at our advice about renting privately…
Information on how to get to CSM by public transport, disabled access and parking. You can also take virtual tours of the college online!
If you prefer to cycle into college, we have 276 bicycle parking spaces monitored by CCTV available for students to use. Find out more about how to gain access…
There are loads of great places to eat on the doorstep of our King’s Cross site, many of which offer a student discount!
Check out the local food spots close to our Foundation site, including great vegan options…
With a focus on health and sustainability, the CSM canteen offers meals cooked with local ingredients…
The Student Advice Service offers advice about funding you may be entitled to during your course. This includes student loans from Student Finance, state benefits, hardship funds as well as tips on managing your money.
You can earn extra money while you study at CSM through our in-house recruitment service ArtsTemps.
Our Careers and Employability team empowers students and graduates to make a living doing what they love, and looks to support those underrepresented in the creative industries.
If you’re looking for a graduate-level job or paid internship, Creative Opportunities is a great place to start. We advertise hundreds of jobs and paid internships each month, in creative and non-creative sectors.
We offer free, one-to-one, confidential counselling to students. You can also receive advice on any aspect of health and wellbeing, including lifestyle, healthy eating, physical wellbeing, sexual health and mental health. Check out our advice page on staying healthy while you study.
UAL is committed to promoting a safe and inclusive environment for all students. We take all reports of bullying, harassment and sexual violence seriously. The Tell Someone form enables you to record a concern and be put in touch with a member of staff to discuss next steps.
Academic Support is provided to help you develop approaches to learning and skills that will be useful in your student life and as a future professional.
If English is an additional language for you, Language Development offers specialist tutorials, classes and resources to help.
The Disability Service provides advice and support for disabled students and to students who are dyslexic or have any other specific learning difficulty.
Foundations is a series of podcasts produced with current and former students from our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Course.
In this episode, students speak about joining the Foundation course, the challenges, what they would do differently next time, and how the course helped to prepare them for their Undergraduate Degree.
In this episode, students speak about how the Central Saint Martins support services helped them, including disability and dyslexia support, our free counselling service, and the student centre.