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Essential coronavirus info
We can’t wait to welcome our new and returning students from 19 October 2020. Your safety is our first priority.

Career skills and support

Careers and Employability can support you with searching and applying for jobs. We provide regular one-to-one CV checks and group workshops throughout term time, on topics including: job hunting, cover letters, portfolios and interviews.

Explore our digital resources below or take a look at our events programme to see what’s coming up.

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UAL graduate?

Email us with your career queries to receive tailored advice from our dedicated Graduate Developer

Application advice

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Su Kizilagac, MA Games Design, LCC. Photo by Alys Tomlinson.

How to write a CV

Read our tips on how to write and structure a standard CV when applying for jobs.

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Process photography, LCC. Photo by Lewis Bush

How to write a cover letter

If you’re applying for a job you’ll need to write a cover letter to accompany your CV. Read our advice on how to write a cover letter.

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

How to build a portfolio

A good portfolio demonstrates your creativity, skills and ability. Read our tips for creating an effective portfolio.

Guidance and development

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Creative Shift

Find out more about our programme of extra-curricular events and activities that aims to help shape a diverse creative industry.

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Develop your skills and strengths

The Creative Attributes Framework is designed to help you to develop the qualities, experience and behaviours needed for a rewarding professional life.

Mentoring at Artsmart 2015 with Sharmadean Reid


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