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Careers support for students

Illustration of a small child standing in a gallery
Illustration of a small child standing in a gallery
Image by Gracie Dahl

UAL’s Careers and Employability team can support you to make a living doing what you love.

Support is free and accessible to all UAL students. We believe that everyone should be able to achieve their creative ambitions, regardless of their background or circumstances.

Most opportunities are open to all, but some might be limited to specific groups - we'll make it clear when this is the case.

Online support

Get tailored help with your job search, CV, identifying a career path and interview preparation. You can email us with any your questions at careers-support@arts.ac.uk

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    Find a job

    Find creative work using our jobs board Creative Opportunities and UAL’s temping service ArtsTemps.

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    Work for yourself

    Find useful advice, support and guidance on starting and growing your freelance work or business.

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    Exhibit and sell your work

    We can help you to sell your work by taking part in exhibitions, trade shows and through not just a shop.

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    Careers events and workshops

    Our free events and training sessions will help you learn practical skills, gain advice and meet creative professionals.

Get involved

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    not just a shop. Photo by Damian Griffiths.
    not just a shop  

    Discover our retail and enterprise learning space, which sells design products and artwork created by UAL students and alumni to the public.

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    Design a notebook for not just a shop

    Enter our latest competition and your design could be sold in not just a shop. Winners receive £250 and 5 notebooks with their design. Apply by 10am 26 July.

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    Student working on a laptop. Photo by Ana Escobar
    LinkedIn Learning  

    Prepare for face-to-face, telephone and video interviews using advice, information, sample questions and a mock interview.

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    Online interview simulator  

    Prepare for face-to-face, telephone and video interviews using advice, information, sample questions and a mock interview.

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    Develop your skills and strengths

    Use UAL's Creative Attributes Framework to explore and develop the qualities you need for a successful career.

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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 Founders and Freelancers group on The Dots!

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    Image courtesy of UAL
    Starting Out

    Want to get the skills, knowledge and motivation you need to fulfil your ambitions? Don’t miss this programme of inspiring and empowering talks, workshops, one-to-ones and networking opportunities, from 12 July-15 September 2022.

Meet our Employability Education team

Ruth Annett
Ruth Annett

Ruth Annett, Employability Practitioner for Central Saint Martins

I design, teach and embed employability education within the curriculum. I use critical thinking approaches to support students with their self-development and creative practice. I draw upon my work as a writer/researcher, as well as my background in Fine Art Sculpture. Contact me at r.annett@arts.ac.uk

Lewis Campbell
Lewis Campbell

Lewis Campbell, Employability Practitioner for Camberwell and Chelsea

I teach bespoke careers and employability sessions and embed employability education within the curriculum. I also provide students with ad-hoc careers advice and have a keen interest in diverse and inclusive recruitment practices. Contact me at lewis.campbell@arts.ac.uk

Stories

  • Graduated, now what?
    Graduate wearing robe and ceremonial hat, Royal Festival Hall, 2022 by David Poultney

    Graduated, now what?

    Congratulations! You’re a new graduate and you might be asking yourself, ‘Now what?’. Graduation can be very disorientating. From a young age, all you’ve known is an academic system. You’re now having to adjust and explore life without

  • How to recognise and avoid burnout
    Calvin England working in the Studio

    How to recognise and avoid burnout

    Burnout is a debilitating state that can be caused by multiple factors, such as high levels of stress. It can be a serious problem, affecting your performance and wellbeing, both at work and in your personal life. So how can you recognise burnout,

  • Meet the winners of the Creative Enterprise Awards 2022

    Meet the winners of the Creative Enterprise Awards 2022

    The awards recognise students and graduates who have flourished in their professional life, starting businesses, organisations and freelancing careers. Meet the winners for 2022.

  • Freelancing in the UK for Internationals
    Francesca Mama-Rudd working on a clay model in the Studio, Alys Tomlinson

    Freelancing in the UK for Internationals

    If you missed our talk ‘Freelancing in the UK for Internationals’, don't worry. Here's a recap of the tips Dhruv Krishnaraj, Student Circus’ director and co-founder, had to offer.

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