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Student life at London College of Communication (LCC) is full of possibilities. You'll be joining a creative community of around 4,500 students at the heart of Elephant and Castle.

Take advantage of our industry-standard facilities, write for Artefact - our College magazine, or visit one of the many museums and galleries within walking distance.

Student life at London College of Communication

Final year student, Alex, reflects on her student experience. From living in halls and making friends to maintaining a balanced lifestyle, Alex discusses everything you should know about moving to London.

Ifan's story: a creative student in London

BA (Hons) Media Communications student Ifan moved from South Wales to London to pursue a career in journalism. He reflects on how studying and living in the city has prepared him for fast-paced environments and new perspectives.

Student panel: Starting at University

LCC students and alumni talk about their experiences of transitioning to university life. (Recorded December 2021)

Facilities and area guide

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    Student reading in the Library. London College of Communication, UAL. Photograph: Alys Tomlinson

    Find out about our libraries, shared spaces, studios and workshops.

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    Iron-on patch, A Clockwork Orange, c1971, The Stanley Kubrick Archive, University of the Arts London Archives and Special Collections Centre
    The Stanley Kubrick Archive

    Learn about the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the UAL Archives and Special Collections Centre.

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    Image of LCC and the local area from above
    Local Area Guide: Elephant and Castle

    Discover more about Elephant and Castle, including places to visit, eat, travel and open spaces.

Work experience

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    LCC Joy of Sets Workshop
    Student work placements

    Our Placements Team supports all students to enhance their experience of work experience and placements.

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    Diploma in Professional Studies

    The Diploma in Professional Studies is a year-long learning opportunity for design industry internships and collaborations.

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    Website design for Southwark Unity by LCC students Tabetha Baldwin and Ethan Phan
    Talent Works

    Talent Works gives second year Home (UK) students paid work with local charities, social enterprises and community groups on a wide range of creative and communications projects.

Get involved

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    What's on

    The College runs a programme of events, exhibitions and student shows throughout the year.

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    Arts Students' Union  

    The Arts Students’ Union can support you throughout your time at University, helping you meet new people, try new things and access helpful information.

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    Artefact Magazine  

    News lifestyle and culture by Journalism students at LCC.

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    Designer credit: Mara Dantini (2019 UAL PG Alumni)
    Post-Grad Community

    UAL's Post-Grad Community is an inclusive platform for all UAL postgraduate students to share work, find opportunities and connect with other creatives within the UAL and beyond.

Useful information

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    Find out more about the different types of accommodation offered by UAL and discover broader advice about living in London.

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    Student fees and funding

    The Student Advice and Funding Service provide information and guidance on funding options around fees and living costs.

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    Careers and Employability empowers UAL students and graduates to make a living doing what they love.

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    Student Services

    UAL Student Services offer free and confidential help and advice.


Graduate voices

  • Graduate Voices: Laura de Pablo
    Still from a film located in Bangor, North Wales. Image credit: Laura de Pablo, MA Television.

    Graduate Voices: Laura de Pablo

    MA Television graduate Laura de Pablo discusses how she navigates her own professional journey by utilising both business and creative insights.

  • Graduate Voices: Audrey Solomon
    Image taken from 'Isolated Stories (pt.II)'. Project by Audrey Solomon. Illustrations by Emanuela Frisari.

    Graduate Voices: Audrey Solomon

    Recent graduate Audrey Solomon shares her thoughts on the symbiosis between publishing and design practices, and the importance of staying curious.

  • Graduate Voices: Taha Izzi
    Image taken from 'Without Location'. Image credit: Taha Izzi.

    Graduate Voices: Taha Izzi

    Recent BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography graduate Taha Izzi shares his thoughts on his creative journey and the development of his final major project, 'Without Location'.

  • Graduate Voices: Amanda Aspeborg
    Image credit: Amanda Aspeborg, designed with Domenic Lippa. Image courtesy of Pentagram.

    Graduate Voices: Amanda Aspeborg

    Recent graduate Amanda Aspeborg discusses taking the plunge into a new creative specialism, and the importance of both freedom and support when developing a new skillset.