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Essential coronavirus info
We can’t wait to welcome our new and returning students from 19 October 2020. Your safety is our first priority.

Meet the team

Following guidance issued by the UK Government in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the UK Student Recruitment team are now working from home and have postponed all external activity across the UK. If you have any queries, please get in touch with the team by email.

We'd like to introduce you to our UK Student Recruitment team at University of the Arts London. Our team manages different regions in the UK and are here to help you plan activities for your students and staff.

UK Student Recruitment team

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Meet Matt Sheather

East Midlands, West Midlands, South West and South Wales


Having grown up in Devon, I understand how daunting that big move to London can be. From portfolio reviews in Bournemouth, presentations in Trowbridge and accommodation advice in Swansea – I am always on hand to offer guidance and advice about arts higher education.

Get in touch – m.sheather@arts.ac.uk

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Meet Mike Waters

North East, North West, Yorkshire and Humber, and Scotland 

As someone born and raised in the North who went to study an arts degree, I understand how daunting the prospect of moving to London and pursuing a creative pathway can be – so I relish meeting talented students to reassure and motivate.

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Meet Sian Harris

East London, South East and East of England


Over the past couple of years, I’ve divided my time between Student Recruitment in Europe and the UK. I have a background in arts education and will be pleased to help with any questions you may have regarding studying in the UK.

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Meet Olivia O'Hare

West London, South East and Northern Ireland

As someone who made the leap from Northern Ireland to London, I am keen to advise and encourage students who wish to pursue creative studies in London. With my roots in art and design and experience across HE, I am passionate about supporting students on their journey towards a successful career in the arts.

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Meet Liz Buckley

Student Recruitment Manager

Over the past 10 years I have worked in both FE and HE institutions. I understand the importance of supporting students into creative higher education pathways and as a team we work hard to offer tailored support to our school and college network.

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Meet Tom Hyde

Head of Student Recruitment

I have worked in student recruitment and marketing for over a decade, with experience at Russell Group and post-92 universities. My team works to develop relationships with schools and colleges across the UK on behalf of UAL. Our tailored activity menus are designed to inform, support and inspire students.

Discover more

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Pip Herbst, BA (Hons) 3D Effects for Performance and Fashion, London College of Fashion

Join our network

Find out about our UAL School and College Network and the support, events and opportunities we offer.

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Cover 27 - Finn Fleming and Nichola Humphreys BA (Hons) Games Design, London College of Communication

Upcoming university fairs

Our Student Recruitment team travels around the UK to meet students at UCAS higher education exhibitions and other university fairs.