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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 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

Book a visit

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

General talks

  • An introduction to UAL: find out about our 6 unique Colleges, our creative courses and what it’s like studying in London.
  • The UK creative industries: why are the arts important to the society we live in? Learn about the UK’s creative industries and their impact on society, the economy and education. Suitable for all students thinking about a creative career.
  • How to produce a successful portfolio: gain valuable tips and advice about how to construct an impressive digital portfolio.
  • Finance: find out key information about student finance and useful tips for managing money whilst studying.
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Subject talks

Our subject talks highlight the courses, industry connections, career routes and facilities available at UAL within a subject pathway. We discuss how to apply, as well as providing information about student accommodation, social life, accommodation, and London living. We offer the following subject talks:

  • Business and communication in creative industries
  • Communication, media and screen
  • Creative and digital technologies
  • Fashion and textiles
  • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
  • Fine art, product and spatial design
  • Music and sound
  • Performance and design for theatre and screen

Get in touch with us to book a presentation, or any other activity.

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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    Image courtesy of UAL,

    Ezekiel Sokan  

    London, South East England and Northern Ireland

    I have a strong background in FE and I understand the process and pressures that students have to endure before taking that next step onto Higher Education. I hope to use my knowledge and experience to help provide insight and reassurance to prospective students.

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    Image courtesy of UAL,

    Sophie Bennett  

    North England, Yorkshire and Humber, North Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

    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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    Sian Harris  

    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.

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    Image courtesy of UAL,

    Charlie Byfield  

    South West, Midlands and South Wales

    I have been working in Student Recruitment for the last few years, as an arts graduate myself, I am very enthusiastic about promoting the creative arts in education. I am originally from the South West, so I have a good idea what it's like to move to London to pursue the arts.

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    Liz Buckley  

    Student Recruitment Manager

    I have worked within student recruitment at UAL since 2015, and 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

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