Knowledge Exchange (KE) is how we work with external partners to create positive change. Our students, graduates and leading academics collaborate with businesses of all sizes, local communities, policymakers, charities and other universities.
We apply our expert knowledge and skills to real-life scenarios, harnessing the power of creativity and innovative thinking to co-create value for society, the economy and our environment.
If you have an idea for a project or collaboration that you'd like to discuss with our business development team, please complete our enquiry form so we can respond as effectively as possible.
What is Knowledge Exchange?
Our funded projects
How we share knowledge to create value for society, the economy and our environment
Work with our experts
Supporting businesses and brands to achieve their goals
Work with our students and graduates
Bring creativity and fresh ideas to your business
Get expert training and consultations for your business, team or individual needs
Become our partner
We’re in strategic, long-term partnerships with some of the most innovative organisations in the world, like LVMH, Kering, Google Arts & Culture, MullenLowe Group, Microsoft, L'Oreal Professionnel, Conde Nast and Swarovski.
Get in touch and start a creative partnership with us:
- Email: email@example.com
Future Observatory: responding to net zero challenges set by AHRC and the Design Museum
UAL secures funding to develop 3 initiatives responding to the question: How can design enable the UK to meet its environmental targets?
Fashion District Festival: championing sustainability and innovation in East London
Working with Westfield Stratford City and other industry partners, the festival championed sustainable fashion designers and start-ups working to disrupt fashion from the inside out.
Accelerate: exploring the use of immersive technology in arts education
The project is part of Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness, a funded programme by the European Commission for initiatives responding to the digital challenges raised by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The creative start-ups leveraging the power of immersive tech through ACE IT
Thanks to this programme delivered by London College of Communication in collaboration with London South Bank University, many SMEs are learning how to develop new and unique experiences for their customers.
New FTAlliance report unveils the 8 key future jobs in fashion-tech
Academics and representatives from the fashion industry have joined forces to determine which roles will be the most in-demand in the fashion-technology sector.
UAL x Southwark Council: representing diverse voices through public art
Watch how Southwark Council worked with UAL graduates to launch an open consultation with local residents to shape the borough's new Public Art Policy.
Knowledge Exchange strategy
Knowledge Exchange (KE) is one the key institutional priorities of the UAL Strategy 2022-2032.
Our KE Strategy 2021-2026 (PDF 4MB) directly responds to the challenges set up in guiding policy 3 of our 10-year strategy - to change the world through our creative endeavour.
Through our KE activities, we aim to:
- build new collaborative partnerships with other Higher Education Institutions, businesses, local communities, government and non-profit organisations
- empower our students and graduates to become effective agents for positive change
- improve accessibility to creative careers for all
- leverage additional resources to support our academic mission
- create positive impacts on society by applying our knowledge and practices.
Terms of engagement
We are committed to providing a high-quality experience for all our students, staff and external partners.
We also value all potential partnering enquiries and we want to make the process of getting in touch with us as straightforward as possible.