What we do
Creative Shift believe in shaping a diverse creative industry and support underrepresented students to make a living doing what they love.
Join the Creative Shift community to gain access to industry contacts from diverse backgrounds, work on co-created projects and access funding to help kick start your creative career! You will have the opportunity to develop your skills and know-how within a collaborative environment with your peers and industry professionals. So whether you’d like to freelance, start up your own business or work in industry, our programme is tailored to support you on your creative journey.
Our projects mirror the future of the creative industries and the diverse voices that contribute to this. We want you to feel empowered to enter the creative industry as your most authentic self.
How to get involved
Follow our student-led creative network 'Connect To' on Instagram: @Connect2network for competitions, student created content and paid work opportunities.
Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who we support
Creative Shift are part of UAL’s Careers & Employability's department and are a team dedicated to supporting students who meet the following criteria, in line with UAL’s Access & Participation Plan:
You must currently be a Home (UK) student studying on an undergraduate degree course at UAL and one or more of the following statements apply to you:
- I am a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic student
- My parent(s)/ guardian(s) have not completed a University Degree.
- I receive the UAL bursary
- I am a care leaver or care giver
- I am disabled according to the Equality Act 2010
- I have taken part in the UAL Insights programme
Creative Shift will also consider students on a case by case basis when a referral has been made by UAL staff. Please refer students to by emailing email@example.com. Decisions will be made by at least 2 managers of the Creative Shift team.
“The huge range of support I received from Creative Shift built my confidence massively to be my own director and to push my practice forward.” Chantelle, student, Central Saint Martins
"I was missing a space where I could openly learn about other things happening in the creative world, or where I could share ideas that I had. Being part of the Creative Shift community, filled this gap: I was able to come learn, listen and share. By creating a welcoming, safe and supportive space, I felt encouraged to share my ideas and ask for help with realising them." Renatha, student, London College of Fashion
Meet the Creative Shift team
I develop the strategy around our student-facing programmes and focus on supporting students’ employability and progression into the creative industries.
I build partnerships with the Creative Industries to design collaborative projects that offer unique industry experiences for students
I support students to develop their industry experience and knowledge through opportunities such as live brief projects, Professional Mentoring and Mead awards.
Join our student-led creative network for the chance to collaborate on projects with students, UAL staff and industry professionals.
Explore the questions and challenges that many new graduates will face. Listen to unfiltered stories from creative professionals.
See behind the scenes of creative companies, meet professionals, build your network, ask questions and understand the roles available.
Read about our programme of events and activities set up to inspire and empower women+ to break through the glass ceiling.
Our programmes are only funded for specific students. If the criteria above does not apply to you, you can still benefit from UAL's Careers and Employability services.
Creative Shift is part of UAL’s commitment to fair access, student success and progression in Higher Education. For further information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.