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Illustration by Gracie Dahl

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:

Get involved

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    Creative Opportunities Unlocked

    Register now for Creative Opportunities Unlocked, a free online careers event (1-3 February 2022).

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    not just a shop. Photo by Damian Griffiths.
    Sell your products in not just a shop

    Apply by 31 January 2022 for the chance to get your design products sold in UAL’s award-winning retail space.

  • Illustration of a small person climbing on a laptop.
    Image by Gracie Dahl
    Manage your intellectual property (IP)

    Take our IP module and read our advice on how best to manage and benefit from the value of your IP.

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    Student working on a laptop. Photo by Ana Escobar
    Learn new skills online  

    UAL students can access 16,000+ LinkedIn courses for free. Subjects include: UX, marketing, networking, Adobe CS and more…

Key resources

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    Image by Gracie Dahl
    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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    Explore our career guides

    Get guidance and tips on how to build effective CVs, portfolios, cover letters and more…

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    Image by Tasia Graham
    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?

  • Illustration of a person surfing on a credit card.
    Money by Gabriele Lorusso
    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.

  • Illustration of three people drawing.
    Collaboration by Gracie Dahl
    Careers advice for graduates

    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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    Starting A Business by Gracie Dahl
    Freelance and business guidance

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

  • A man painting on canvas.
    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.

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