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PhD Conversations

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PhD Conversations brings together research experiences and writing from across the University. This platform shares ongoing research with new audiences and makes PhD student practices accessible online. We connect students with similar topics and aspirations to foster collaboration and support thriving research communities.

We support all UAL MPhil/PhD students in finding or building their own community of research peers at UAL, whether this is within specific research centres or beyond the limits set by these structures.

Support can take the form of funding, assistance in organising and promoting events or interest groups, or simply talking about your ideas and connecting you to potential collaborators. Our aim is to help all students at UAL benefit from the network that comes from studying in such a large and active university.

Our activities respond to 4 main aims:

  • Connect students around common research topics
  • Highlight practice as part of the research conversation
  • Use research centres as hubs for PhD involvement in the research community

As a PhD or MPhil student, Post-Grad Community is here to help you:

  • find and reach out to your audience through participating in, attending or leading events (within or beyond UAL)
  • organise research-related or social events (booking rooms and advertising, for instance)
  • get the most from your time at UAL by connecting you to the research community.

What's on



  • 3 March 2020 - 4 March 2020
  • Location: London College of Fashion and Central Saint Marts

MENSTRual is a 2-day student-led programme to celebrate and raise awareness of the environmenstrual movement. Browse stalls, listen to period empowered talks, get educated on eco-menstrual solutions or join making workshops and pick up freebies.

MA intro to PhD

MA intro to PhD

  • 13 May 2020
  • Location: Chelsea Lecture Theatre

A workshop for current MA students at Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Colleges of Arts. A session to introduce MA students to study at PhD level, and to offer some one-to-one mentoring on a research proposal.

PhD Stories

Discursivity: Call for Artworks

CCW PhD students are invited to submit their artworks (either complete or in process) for participation in a group exhibition and a one–day discussion led by Dr Mo Throp & Dr Stephen Wilson which will explore the discursive, analytical and

Remi Rana Allen Reports on Holes Exhibition

During the week of 28 October to 1 November 2019, Holes, by Remi Rana Allen, was exhibited at The Triangle Space, Chelsea. At least two hundred people viewed the exhibition during the course of the week.The project responded to the funding theme

PhD Interest Groups