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
Sign up to our monthly e-newsletter to find out about funding opportunities, exciting projects and events.
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, part of UAL Careers & Employability, are a team dedicated to supporting students who meet the following criteria, in line with UAL’s Access and Participation Plan (PDF 350KB):
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.