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2020 & 2021 Graduates celebrating, Royal Festival Hall

Congratulations on graduating from UAL - top 2 in the world for Art and Design.

Even though your time at university is coming to a close, UAL will still be there to support you. As a member of the Alumni Association, a network of over 200,000 former UAL students, you are entitled to an exclusive range of benefits and opportunities. These are designed to support your career and grow your professional and social networks.

What is the Graduate Outcomes survey?

All UAL graduates are asked to take part in Graduate Outcomes survey about 15 months after you leave your studies. As part of the UAL community, it’s important to us that you take part in the survey. It helps to shape the support we offer from our careers team and course leaders for both students and graduates.

The purpose of the survey is to find out what you are doing in pursuit of your creative career. Let us know whether you are working for yourself or a company/agency, part-time or full-time, paid or unpaid, temporary/freelance or permanent – it’s all important. You might be working on your portfolio or doing many of these things at the same time, so be sure to mention everything you are doing. Also, bear in mind that your paid work might not be the most important thing you are doing to develop your creative career. Even if it is not your full-time job, pick the work activity that is most important to you.

We’d be delighted to hear from you and we value the information collected, which, although anonymous, can still inform the teaching practice of the course you studied. It helps us make UAL the best place to study art and design. The feedback from the survey also enables us to understand how appropriate our courses are for the industry. It also allows us to shout about all the great work our alumni are doing!

To give more information about the Graduate Outcomes survey we have created a short video.

Careers resources

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    Big Futures showcase patterns

    Portfolio

    Show the world your work, share your creative skills and connect with peers from across UAL on Portfolio, UAL's online showcasing platform.

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    Gabriele Lorusso,
    | Photograph: Gabriele Lorusso

    Find a job with Creative Opportunities  

    UAL’s jobs board 'Creative Opportunities', is the perfect place for graduates to find work in the creative industries. It features hundreds of paid jobs and internships each month.

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    Big Futures support pattern

    Support for artists  

    Artquest provides advice, information and opportunities for visual artists. Their free e-book Primer covers everything you need to know within your first couple of years after graduation.

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    Courtney Burnan working in the studio. Photo Alys Tomlinson.

    Apply to work for Arts Temps  

    Arts Temps place UAL students and alumni in paid temporary and permanent job roles.

Funding to help grow your ideas

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    Big Futures Creative Enterprises pattern

    Awards, funding and support

    Looking to start or develop a business? If you're a UAL student or graduate, our range of funding, mentoring and advice could help you.

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    not just a shop. Photo by Damian Griffiths.

    Sell your work in not just a shop

    Based in central London, not just a shop sells products and artwork created exclusively by UAL students and alumni to the public. Submit your work to be considered for sale.

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    Made in Arts London  

    A platform for students at any stage of their career to identify and try out ways of positioning themselves and their work once they leave UAL. You must be a UAL student at time of deadline.

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    Illustration by Gracie Dahl

    Sign up to the Careers and Employability newsletter  

    Get a monthly round up of jobs, opportunities, events and funding in your inbox.

Expand your network

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    Big Futures network pattern

    International Associations and Groups

    Network with professionals from across the creative industries and meet fellow UAL alumni in your country, by joining an Alumni Association or Group.

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    Credit Illustration by Gracie Dahl

    Join our private club on The Dots  

    Work for yourself or want to in the future? Sign up to be part of our Founders and Freelancers group on The Dots!

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    Arianna Poverini

    Alumni events

    Activities and events to keep you in contact with other creative leaders who have graduated from UAL.

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    Big Futures Mentor pattern

    LCF careers networking

    Dedicated careers support for LCF alumni.

Access to research and learning

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    Big Futures library pattern

    Library access

    Continue to gain access to UAL's world-renowned libraries and e-resources by applying for the Alumni Library Access Card.

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    Big Futures showcase patterns

    Short courses

    Develop your practice further by learning new skills on one of UAL’s highly respected short courses – you’ll receive a 10% discount.

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    Big Futures Progress pattern

    Progression discount

    Receive a £1000 tuition fee discount towards a Master's degree. Read more on the criteria online.

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--- Please be advised that this video may offend some viewers due to brief swearing --- Leading voice in contemporary art, whose work focuses on space theory and land development, sculpture and performance - Theaster Gates Junior gives an unforgettable speech to our #UALGrads.