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Post-Grad Community

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Post-Grad Community is a programme which provides access to cross-college and cross-disciplinary opportunities, events and networking for postgraduate taught and research students at UAL.

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There and Back Again - starting at the end, Conference, Centre for Circular Design, 2019


We have an established and varied programme of events that fosters skill sharing, networking, collaboration and new communities of practice and interest.

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Interest groups

A growing number of issue specific, cross-disciplinary interest groups led by postgraduate students and academics are supported by us.

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Project fund

For student projects which align with one of UALs research themes, are outside of your course and have a cross-college collaborative focus with other postgrads.

Students in discussion - Blitz the Ambassador, The Burial of Kojo screening, Post-Grad Community at LCC.

Our ambassadors

Meet the current Post-Grad Community Ambassadors – all current postgrads helping to spread the word about our great platform at each of the six Colleges at UAL.

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Nordic Fish Skin Craft Workshop, work of LCF PhD student Elisa Palomino.


A thriving online platform for community news, views and reviews all written by our postgraduate students. ​

Email for details on how to get involved.

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PhD conversations

PhD students are invited to submit articles, essays and event highlights for this new insight into the life of our PhD students to be published in a monthly newsletter and on our Stories Blog.

Email for details on how to submit content.

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AER: Art for the environment residency

This annual international residency programme was launched in 2015. Current UAL postgrads and those who have graduated within 12 months can apply.

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UAL Mead Rome, PhD residency

Part of the existing programme of Mead Scholarships and Fellowships This 4 week summer residency at the British School at Rome is open only to current PhD students of UAL.

Subcultures - Post-Grad Interest Group

By continually posing such questions ‘What are subcultures?’, ‘What are their functions and meaning both historically and contemporarily’? and ‘How do subcultural properties survive and thrive’? we seek to gain greater knowledge and