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Welcome to UAL

CSM Big Welcome
CSM Big Welcome

A message from the Vice-Chancellor

“I'm delighted you've chosen to start your creative future at University of the Arts London, which is made up of 6 world-renowned colleges:

  • Camberwell College of Arts
  • Central Saint Martins (CSM)
  • Chelsea College of Arts
  • London College of Communication (LCC)
  • London College of Fashion (LCF)
  • Wimbledon College of Arts

You've joined a vibrant community of 19,000 students from more than 130 countries. You're also in one of the best cities in the world for art and design, with lots of opportunities to make the most of student life.

I hope you have a fantastic time at UAL and I wish you every success for your future.”

Nigel Carrington


Next steps

Download a welcome guide

We’ve created a handy guide to help you settle in to your life as a new student.

Download your UAL Welcome Guide 2018-19 (PDF 2MB)


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

Big Welcome Events

Check out all of our Big Welcome events and activities available for you to attend – make sure you book so you don’t miss out.

Get to know UAL

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Benjamin Edmunds BA Hons Fine Art - Painting Wimbledon College of Art jeans.jpg

About UAL

UAL is ranked second in the world for Art and Design and has 6 Colleges in central London.

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A young woman with red hair working on a garmet

Virtual tours UAL

Take a virtual tour around our Colleges, studios and workshops and see the extensive range of facilities UAL offers.

Students at Central Saint Martins
Students at Central Saint Martins

Student Life

Get a full experience of life as a student at UAL. Find out how you can engage with other students and the university, and enjoy our facilities, services and offers.

Other useful services

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Image of a room with grandfather clock

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.

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Rows of computers

University IT Services

Information about UAL’s IT service for students. Help with email, Wi-Fi, logins, calendars and storage.


Library Services

Information about Library Services across all six colleges at UAL.

Language Centre

Learn English and modern languages at UAL Language Centre in London. We also provide English Language Development to UAL students.