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Find out how Careers and Employability at UAL can support you with your career and job search.

Careers and Employability empowers UAL students and graduates to make a living doing what they love.

Our range of services can help you to build a successful career, whether you want to be an employee, freelancer, entrepreneur or creative practitioner.

We provide:

Support is free and accessible to all UAL students and graduates (up to 5 years after graduation).

We don't have a student-facing office, but you can email us anytime with any questions:, or for graduates, you can email

Get involved

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    Side Hustle by Andreea Stan

    UAL Career Centre  

    Need a quick CV check or have an interview to prepare for? Use our AI powered tools on the UAL Career Center.

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    not just a shop products 2021. Photo by Yeshen Venema

    not just a shop

    Apply to sell your products in not just a shop for our Autumn/Winter open call.

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    Credit Illustration by Gracie Dahl

    Join our Founders and Freelancers network  

    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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    Illustration by Gracie Dahl

    Mentoring at UAL

    One-to-one mentors offer their support, knowledge and experience to a mentee, usually over a set period of time.

Key resources

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    Find a job

    UAL can help you to find paid employment during or after your studies through Arts Temps and Creative Opportunities.

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    Illustration by Gracie Dahl

    Explore our career resources

    Our range of online tools and learning guides are designed to help you with your portfolio, interview skills and more.

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    Opportunities for underrepresented students

    Learn more about Creative Shift, our programme of opportunities and events designed to help you kick start your career.

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    Networking by Catarina Fonseca Chaica

    Come to our events

    Our free events, training sessions and one-to-ones will help you to learn practical skills, gain advice and meet creative professionals.

What are you looking for?

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    Careers advice for students

    Explore the full range of ways we can support you with your career, from making money while you study to preparing for the world of work.

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    Collaboration by Gracie Dahl

    Careers advice for graduates

    Our advisors and resources can support you with identifying your career path, applications and preparing for interviews.

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    Starting A Business by Gracie Dahl

    Freelance and business support

    Our enterprise team can support you with many aspects of setting up and running a successful business or freelance practice.

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    Mohammed Adel painting in the studio. Photo Alys Tomlinson

    Support for visual artists  

    Artquest provides the professional information, advice and projects that visual artists need to understand the art world.

Latest stories

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    2023 Mead Fellowship awards

    Discover the Mead Fellowship awards, hosted by UAL's Careers and Employability every December.

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    Meet: SAGES

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  • Unlocking the power of AI for jobseekers and employers

    Unlocking the power of AI for jobseekers and employers

    Imagine your dream employer reading your cover letter and CV for a job you feel will launch your career to give you the life and opportunity you've wanted since starting University.

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    Entering competitions – is it worth it?

    What a rollercoaster ride it's been during the pandemic, right? Despite COVID's impact on job availability, we've got your back at Creative Opportunities! We're here to support you and offer fantastic options to kickstart your creative careers.