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If you're a UAL student or graduate, our range of fundingmentoring and advice could help you to launch or grow your business.

We provide:

  • Business development programmes
  • Mentoring
  • Competitions and awards
  • Inspiring events and workshops.


  • Creative Business Accelerator

    Are you a UAL graduate with a business you’d like to develop? This 6-month programme includes industry support, mentoring and a £6,000 bursary.

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    Mustafa Boga, MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins. Photo Alys Tomlinson.

    Pitch it

    Apply for a share of prizes including: seed funding, award trophy, showcasing opportunities, leading industry mentorship and specialist business advice.

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    Money, Work by Gemma Courtney-Davies

    Funding advice

    UAL student or graduate looking to start your own business? Read our overview on funding opportunities and how best to apply.


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    Image by Gracie Dahl


    Find out more about UAL’s mentoring scheme – matching students with professionals for support and guidance.

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    Sketchbook by Alisson Porta Fernández. Photo Alys Tomlinson

    Careers support for international students

    International student or graduate? We can help you to find job opportunities and prepare for employment in the UK or in your home country.

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    Illustration by Gracie Dahl

    Support to freelance or start a business

    Find useful advice and guidance on how to grow your freelance practice or business.

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    Student working on a laptop. Photo by Ana Escobar

    Get the skills you need  

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

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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 brand-new Founders and Freelancers group on The Dots! Join the waitlist.

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