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.
Post study visa options for international students
Learn about the options available if you have graduated from BA/BSc or a postgraduate degree, including information about the Start-Up Visa scheme. The session will also cover the temporary concessions the Home Office have in place in light of the current pandemic - 4 August (11am to 12.15pm)
Self-employment, funding and application advice
Starting a project or working for yourself? Sign up to receive 1-2-1- advice on self-employment and feedback on your applications - 5 August (25-minute slots from 10am-6pm)
Crafting effective personal statements
This session will offer practical tips on how you can create and refine your personal statement so that you feel confident expressing yourself in a range of professional contexts - 5 August (12.30pm-2pm)
Find Your Career Goals
Explore what makes you feel fulfilled at work and how you can be more deliberate about seeking it out through setting goals. This event is in partnership with Google Digital Garage - 6 August 2020 (11am to 12pm)
Support and advice for graduates of colour, UAL Alumni of Colour Association
The Alumni of Colour Association (AoCA) is encouraging graduates of colour to participate in this open surgery; to offer advice and shed light on some of their own experiences - 11 August (12pm to 1.30pm)
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)
Understanding and valuing your skills
Being able to identify and describe what you're capable of is key to succeeding in the creative industries and this workshop is designed to help you overcome this challenge - 12 August (12.30pm-2pm)
Freelancing: How to get started
Find out about working on paid projects or contracts or how to develop a freelance practice when you graduate - 12 August (11am-12.30pm)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Inequality in the Workspace: A Black Student’s Guide
Hear from a range of professionals providing resources to support black students - 26 August 2020 (5pm to 6.30pm)