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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 portfolio for interview.
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Subject talks

  • Communication, media and screen: courses, facilities and career prospects for media or film related subjects.
  • Creative and digital technologies: courses, facilities and career prospects relating to computer science and technology.
  • Fashion and textiles: an overview of undergraduate courses relating to fashion business, design and technology, media and communication.
  • Fine arts and 3D design: for students currently studying Level 3 Art and Design or Foundation.
  • Humanities in the creative sector: learn about humanities courses that don’t require a portfolio, and related careers.
  • Music and sound: all about BA (Hons) Music Production and BA (Hons) Sound Arts.
  • Performance and design for theatre and screen: an overview of undergraduate courses relating to theatre, film and performance.

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

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Alys Tomlinson, Sculpture by Hsi Nong Huang

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  

    South East, South West, the Midlands 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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    Sophie Bennett  

    North England, Yorkshire & 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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    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.

  • Portrait image of Tom Hyde
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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

  • Postgraduate Courses at UAL

    Postgraduate Courses at UAL

    Join our graduate panel in this webinar to hear more about creative career pathways and postgraduate opportunities in the arts. You will hear about the panel's personal experiences, how they gained support and what research helped them achieve their goals. There will be time allocated at the end of the session for Q&A's with our staff and student panel.

  • Foundations of an Undergraduate Student

    Foundations of an Undergraduate Student

    Join us as we speak to current students about their journey to undergraduate study at UAL. This webinar is a unique chance to hear about life at UAL from the students themselves, and to learn about what they gained from their Pre-Degree and Foundation studies. We will be discussing all things UAL including studies, social life, London, creativity and inviting our students to reflect on what they have learnt so far. 

  • Online Event: Using projection in theatre and live performances (online demonstration)

    Online Event: Using projection in theatre and live performances (online demonstration)

    Join a demonstration by lecturer Dick Straker showing how students can use projection in theatre and live performances.

Find out more