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The Big Welcome

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If you’re joining the University of the Arts London (UAL), you’ll soon be part of a vibrant community of 19,000 students from more than 130 countries.

You’ll also be in one of the best cities in the world for art and design, with lots of opportunities to make the most of student life.

Organised by UAL and Arts Students’ Union (Arts SU), our Big Welcome includes arrival activities, events, trips and parties as well as a handy 2-part guide to help you settle in and start your creative future with us.

If you're joining us in September 2019, we'll shortly update you with lots of information, so come back soon to find out more.

Next steps

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You must enrol each academic year to join or continue your course. The enrolment process consists of 2 important stages: online enrolment and the enrolment event.

How to enrol

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Explore our Big Welcome events calendar, with a full programme of College Welcome Days, creative workshops, tours, trips, socials, nights out and more.

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Welcome to our International Students

Essential information for our students, including a downloadable PDF guide.

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Student Services

Find out about Student Services at UAL, including counselling, health advice, chaplaincy, disability and dyslexia support, and advice on funding, immigration and visas.

Welcome to your College

Head to your College's page for more information and to download your Student Guide, which is packed with everything you'll need to know to get started at UAL.

Camberwell Big Welcome


Doing things differently since 1898.

CSM Big Welcome


Your world-renowned arts and design college.

Chelsea Big Welcome


Your international network that explores the diversity of ideas.

LCC Big Welcome


Your  pioneering world leader in creative communications education.

LCF Big Welcome


Using fashion to shape lives and drive economic and social transformation.

Wimbledon Big Welcome


At the heart of the world of performance.