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We can’t wait to welcome our new and returning students from 19 October 2020. Your safety is our first priority.

Starting Out

Starting Out is a series of webinars, online workshops and one-to-one advice to help students prepare for their virtual degree show and embark on their careers

Prepare for your virtual degree show and future career

Starting Out is an online programme of events to help you prepare for your degree show and embark on your creative career during uncertain times.

The series of industry-led webinars, online workshops and one-to-one advice will empower you to:

  • use your creative strengths,
  • be proactive and enterprising,
  • positively navigate change
  • and communicate your abilities in a way that helps you to stand out from the crowd.

See what events are happening and book your place now.

Booking and Attending Events

Please book your place at least 30 minutes before event start time so that we have the time to send you the link to attend online. Late bookings may not receive the link.

Starting Out events are only available to UAL current students and alumni.

Graduate guide 2020

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

  • Two people chatting in a studio
    Laura Arroyo Rocha in the Studio, Wimbledon, Alys Tomlinson.jpg Laura Arroyo Rocha in the studio, Wimbledon College. Photo by Alys Tomlinson.
    Graduate support 1-2-1s  

    UAL graduate? Get help with career queries such as: job search strategies, interview preparation, CVs and identifying a career path - 12 August (30-minute slots from10am-12.45pm)

  • Photo of hands drawing in sketchbook
    Sketchbook by Anna Balint, Chelsea, Alys Tomlinson.jpg Sketchbook drawing with Anna Balint by Alys Tomlinson
    Freelancing: How to get started  

    Find out about working on paid projects or contracts or how to develop a freelance practice when you graduate - 13 August (11am-12.30pm)

  • Photo of scattered threads and photographs on a desk
    Tools of Danielle Tartaro, LCF, Alys Tomlinson.jpg Tools of Danielle Tartaro by Alys Tomlinson
    Strategies for job hunting during a pandemic and beyond!  

    Looking for work but need help knowing where to start? Understand different approaches to job hunting and identify relevant jobs for you - 18 August (11am-12.30pm)

  • Cem Hamlacibasi during his Internship at Narrative Projects
    Cem Hamlacibasi during his Internship at Narrative Projects, Alys Tomlinson.jpg Image by Alys Tomlinson
    Business advice 1-2-1s

    Whether you’re in the early stages or have already started a business, come and discuss your ideas with our expert advisors - 19 August (25-minute slots from 10am-6pm)

  • Photo of artist kneeling in studio with painting behind
    Benjamin Edmunds painting in the studio, Wimbledon, Alys Tonlinson.jpg Benjamin Edmunds painting in the studio
    Starting out as an artist  

    Join Artquest at this informal talk and information sharing session that will consider what it means to be starting out as an artist in these extraordinary circumstances - 20 August (1-1.45pm)

  • Theatre design pieces by Francesca Tingcungco, Wimbledon, Ben Turner.jpg Theatre design pieces by Francesca Tingcungco, Wimbledon. photo: Ben Turner
    Graduating in uncertain times: How I made it  

    Hear from UAL alumni Danielle Jones and Jake Astbury who overcame significant challenges during the 2008 global financial crisis. They'll share their top tips and experience of how to negotiate a challenging job market - 25 August 2020 (11am to 12pm)

  • Two people chatting in a studio
    Laura Arroyo Rocha in the Studio, Wimbledon, Alys Tomlinson.jpg Laura Arroyo Rocha in the studio, Wimbledon College. Photo by Alys Tomlinson.
    Graduate support 1-2-1s  

    UAL graduate? Get help with career queries such as: job search strategies, interview preparation, CVs and identifying a career path - 26 August (30-minute slots from 1.30pm-4.15pm)

  • Multimedia Installation with video by Odira Morewabone, CSM, John Sturrock
    Multimedia Installation with video by Odira Morewabone, CSM, John Sturrock.jpg Multimedia Installation with video by Odira Morewabone, CSM, John Sturrock
    The power of video for self-promotion  

    Hear about the key creative and technical aspects of shooting, editing and producing engaging video content - 26 August 2020 (11am to 12.30pm)