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Awards, funding and mentoring

Careers and Employability offers funding, mentoring and advice to help UAL students and graduates to get their businesses off the ground.

From funding to graduate visas, scholarships, fellowships and mentoring, find out more about how we can help you below.

UAL student working with logo overlaid
Khadija Chunawala, Camberwell College of Arts. Photo Alys Tomlinson.

Mead Fellowships and Final Project Awards

Mead Scholarships and Fellowships are designed to help you develop your creative practice.

Creative Enterprise Awards

Creative Enterprise Awards

Apply for a grant of up to £5,000 plus a share of prizes including: showcasing, industry mentoring and business training.

Graduate Entrepreneur Visa

Start-Up Graduate Entrepreneur 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.

Bradley Vine in the studio
Bradley Vine, BA (Hons) BA (Hons) ) Live Events and Television , London college of Communication © Alys Tomlinson

Freelance and Business Advice

There are plenty of things you can do to create a sustainable freelance practice or a successful business.


Funding advice

Careers and Employability offers advice on funding bodies for graduate and students considering starting a business.

Mentoring at Artsmart 2015 with Sharmadean Reid


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