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Our objective is to promote progression within the arts, supporting the next generation of students to succeed

Our dedicated team offers a range of opportunities for you and your students. From arranging visits to UAL and inviting you to online events, to delivering a range of relevant talks and workshops to your students directly at your institution. Details on our available talks can be found in the ‘What we offer’ section below.

As well as meeting us at in-person open days and higher education exhibitions across the country, there are also plenty of opportunities for your students to get a taste of UAL from the comfort of their own home. In the ‘Our events’ section below, you'll find our series of digital workshops and webinars which students can sign up to.

Why Creative Students Choose London

What we offer

We can visit schools and colleges around the UK, or meet students virtually to deliver presentations. We offer presentations in the following areas:

An introduction to UAL

Find out more about our Colleges, our courses and studying in London.

This presentation can be tailored to your cohort, focusing on subjects such as: Digital Technology; Humanities; Fine Arts; Media and Communication; Music; Performing Arts; and Product Design.

The UK creative industries

Find out about the creative industries in the UK, learning more about its impact on society, the economy and within education.

How to produce a successful portfolio

Students will gain valuable tips and advice about how to construct an impressive portfolio and how to prepare for an arts-based interview.

Who we are

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.

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    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. I am always on hand to offer guidance and advice about arts higher education.

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    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.


  • Sian Harris  

    East London, South East and East of England

    I have a background in arts education and will be pleased to help with any questions you may have regarding studying in the UK.


  • Sophie Bennett  

    North England, Yorkshire & Humber, North Wales and Scotland

    As someone from the North, I understand that the move to London can be daunting. I am passionate about helping young people who want to study the creative arts.

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    Mike Waters  

    Student Recruitment Manager

    I’m an arts graduate and have worked in student recruitment for eight years, so I am passionate about students utilising their potential and engaging with arts education.

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    Tom Hyde  

    Head of Student Recruitment

    I have worked in student recruitment and marketing for over a decade. Our tailored activity menus are designed to inform, support and inspire students.

Our events

  • Introduction to University of the Arts London: UK Students

    Introduction to University of the Arts London: UK Students

    Join us in this webinar to hear more about University of the Arts London (UAL) including our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and undergraduate creative degrees. Find out why we are top 2 in the world for art and design. This is your chance to find out how to research UAL from home. We will help you discover our Colleges, courses and find out about student life. There will be time allocated at the end of the session for Q&A's with our staff and student panel. This webinar is designed for

  • Introduction to University of the Arts London: International Students

    Introduction to University of the Arts London: International Students

    Join us to find out more about colleges and degree programmes at University of the Arts London (UAL). You will have a great chance to get up-to-date information and application advice for all study levels across UAL’s 6 colleges for 2021 entry and beyond. There will be time allocated at the end of the session for Q&A's with our staff panel.

  • Introduction to University of the Arts London: International Students

    Introduction to University of the Arts London: International Students

    Join us to find out more about colleges and degree programmes at University of the Arts London (UAL). You will have a great chance to get up-to-date information and application advice for all study levels across UAL’s 6 colleges for 2021 entry and beyond. There will be time allocated at the end of the session for Q&A's with our staff panel.

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