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Got a question about your career? Email us at gradsupport@arts.ac.uk to receive personalised support.

One-to-one careers support

Undecided about your future career path? Need help to secure the right role? You can access tailored one-to-one careers support for up to 5 years after you graduate.

Our Graduate Employability Support team can help you by discussing your career ideas and options and providing advice on applications and interviews. This confidential and impartial service will help you to identify a career path and understand the steps you need to take to get there, so you can tackle your job search with confidence.

Email gradsupport@arts.ac.uk or book a one-to-one appointment to get started.

How we can help you?

UAL graduate? Whether you’re just starting out, looking to progress your career or launch your own business, we can help.

As a UAL graduate you can get tailored help with:

  • writing and improving your CV
  • identifying a career path
  • preparing for interviews.

You can also attend many of our events, and engage with some of our awards, funding and support.

Check out Gradcast our podcast series which explores the creative career journeys of UAL graduates.

Graduate Outcomes Survey

We’re committed to helping you make a living doing what you love, so it’s important for us to find out how you are getting on. Graduate Outcomes is a UK-wide survey that captures feedback from recent graduates. The information you share is vital in shaping careers support for the next generation of UAL graduates. Find out more about the Graduate Outcomes Survey.

Get a job

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    Find jobs

    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 resources

    Our range of online tools and learning guides are designed to help you with your portfolio, interview skills and more.

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    Ella Caton, Textiles Design, Chelsea. Photo Alys Tomlinson
    2022 graduate employability support

    2022 graduate? Find out about the specialist careers support available to you this year.

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    Prepare for job interviews

    Read our interview tips, including commonly asked questions, to help you feel prepared for interviews.

Launch a business

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    Freelance and business support

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

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    Awards, funding and support

    Our range of awards, funding, and support could help you to take your business to the next level.

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    not just a shop

    If you're a student or graduate from UAL you can apply to sell your work in not just a shop through our open calls.

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    International Start-up visa

    Want to set up your own business? UAL can help you apply for a Start-up Visa to stay in the UK after graduation. Apply by 11 July 2022.

Meet our Graduate Support team

Seema Shoor. Image by James Hopkirk
Seema Shoor. Image by James Hopkirk

Seema Shoor

Graduate Support Team Lead

I manage our Graduate Employability Support offer. I work with a team of Graduate Employability Specialists who work with graduates focusing on job hunting, securing funding, exhibiting work and setting up as freelancers in their chosen sector. We do this via online resources, appointments, workshops and email support.

Gradsupport@arts.ac.uk

Helen Curston
Helen Curston

Helen Curston

Graduate Employability Support Specialist

I support graduates as they transition after leaving University with their careers and professional development.  This includes one-to-one appointments, coaching and targeted workshops and initiatives.

Gradsupport@arts.ac.uk

Jazmin Hodges. Image by James Hopkirk
Jazmin Hodges. Image by James Hopkirk

Jazmin Hodges

Graduate Employability Support Specialist

I work with recent grads across all UAL colleges to help them gain confidence and take steps into starting a career they love. This is done in a variety of ways from one-to-ones to running in-person workshops and things in between.

Gradsupport@arts.ac.uk

Leila Duffy-Tetzlaff. Photo by James Hopkirk
Leila Duffy-Tetzlaff. Photo by James Hopkirk

Leila Duffy-Tetzlaff (they/she)

Graduate Employability Support Specialist

I organise graduate career events, including networking, industry talks, peer discussions and learning. I work with all graduates, but with a specific focus on London College of Fashion, supporting career progression, increasing confidence in employability skills and enhancing their approach to entering the working world.

Gradsupport@arts.ac.uk

Be inspired

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    Alumni and friends

    Unsure about your career options? Find inspiration by reading stories from UAL graduates.

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    Women+ In Leadership

    Join a network of likeminded students, graduates and industry to celebrate female+ successes and feel empowered to break through the glass ceiling.

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    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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    Gradcast: Real stories from UAL
    Gradcast: Real stories from UAL  

    A podcast series created by UAL graduates. These candid stories explore creative career journeys and life after graduation.

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