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Awards, funding and mentoring

Preparing for a Pitch

If you're a UAL student or graduate, our range of funding, mentoring and advice could help you get your business off the ground.

Find out about UAL's mentoring and graduate entrepreneur visa schemes as well as scholarships and business development programmes.

  • Students in a workshop
    Student workshop during Graduate Futures Week 2018. Photo by Damian Griffiths.
    Mead Fellowships

    Mead Fellowships are designed to help you develop your creative practice, after your course has ended.

  • Abstract photo of wooden furniture.
    Wood furniture by Qian Ou. Photo by Nicki Szlovak.
    Creative Business Accelerator

    Want to develop your business? We're launching a brand new programme of business development for UAL graduates (up to 5 years after graduation). Find out more and apply by 16 March 2020).

  • 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.

  • Funding

    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
    Photographer: Ivan Jones. Designer: Adam Hayes.,

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

  • 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.