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Support for Students and Graduates

Careers and Employability empowers UAL students and graduates to make a living doing what they love.

We offer practical events, mentoring, funding, advice and temporary work to support UAL students and graduates with their freelance work, artistic practice, business or career.

Services include:

  • One-to-one advice.
  • Job opportunities and paid internships.
  • Mentoring.
  • Funding.
  • Student-led initiatives.
  • Opportunities to showcase and exhibit work.

Support is free and accessible to all of our students.

Online careers support

UAL graduate? Get tailored help with your job search, CV, identifying a career path and interview preparation. You can email us with your questions at any time gradsupport@arts.ac.uk

Coming up

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    Student workshop during Graduate Futures Week 2018. Photo by Damian Griffiths.
    Awards, funding and mentoring

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

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    Photo by Damian Griffiths
    Apply to sell your work in 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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    Creative Enterprise Week 2017. Photo by Damian Griffiths.
    View our programme of events

    We run over 150 events each year to support UAL students with their creative careers and businesses.

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    Find a job  

    Find paid internships and jobs in the creative industries. Search Creative Opportunities - UAL’s jobs board for students and graduates.

Graduates

We know that finding work or starting out freelancing can be challenging early on in your career. With this in mind, we’ve devised a range of resources to support you to achieve your goals beyond graduation. Here’s an overview of the careers services that are available to you once you graduate:

One-to-one careers support

As a UAL graduate you can access tailored one-to-one support online for up to 2 years after you graduate. If you’re struggling to secure the right role or are undecided about your future career, our confidential and impartial advice could help. We can support you by discussing your career ideas and options, and providing advice on applications and interviews. This service is designed to make you more confident in your job search and support you in identifying and your chosen career path.

Email gradsupport@arts.ac.uk to start your career discussion.

Access for 2020 Graduates

To help you kickstart your career - we're giving 2020 graduates (only) access to workshops and studios, online learning, software and more.

Find out more and get started.

(Please note: you will need to contact your College or relevant service for more guidance on these opportunities).

Resources for graduates

Find a job

Find paid internships and jobs in the creative industries. Search Creative Opportunities – UAL’s jobs board for students and graduates. Also take a look at these creative opportunities industry recruitment links (PDF 230KB.)

Events and workshops

Many of our careers events and workshops are open to UAL graduates, regardless of when you graduates. Be sure to keep up with our events, or sign up to our newsletter for information straight to your inbox.

Graduate Guide

Download our Graduate Guide 2020 (PDF 1.5 MB) for detailed advice on how to plan and develop your career.

Complete the Graduate Outcomes Survey

It’s important for us to find out how you’re getting on, so we will contact you about 15 months after your graduation to conduct the Graduate Outcomes Survey. Please help us and future graduates by taking a few minutes to respond and update your contact details so that we can get in touch.

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    Design by Jai Tyler
    Gradual podcasts  

    Gradual is a podcast that explores the big questions and challenges that many new graduates will face. In each episode, we share unfiltered stories from creative professionals who make a living doing what they love.

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    Alumni & friends

    If you are unsure about your career options, get inspired by reading stories from UAL graduates.

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    Find a job  

    Find paid internships and jobs in the creative industries. Search Creative Opportunities - UAL’s jobs board for students and graduates.