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What happened at the recent UAL Post-Grad Social

people chatting and drinking refreshments in the LCC Dark Room Bar
people chatting and drinking refreshments in the LCC Dark Room Bar
The Post-Grad Community Social at LCC Dark Room Bar - February 2020
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Post-Grad Community
Published date
23 February 2020

Anuradha Rajagopal, our Post-Grad Community Ambassador who studies at London College of Communication came up with the plan to run a relaxed social event for postgrads at LCC but for students for all 6 colleges to enjoy.  We said why not! We chucked some money behind the bar to pay for the first 30 drinks and she put her plan into action.  Here Anuradha reports back on the event.

people chatting and drinking refreshments in the LCC Dark Room Bar
The Post-Grad Community Social at LCC Dark Room Bar - February 2020

On the 5th of February, supported by UAL Post-Grad Community, we held a social and networking event in the LCC darkroom bar to bring together students across all six colleges and create a relaxed and informal atmosphere for students to find potential collaboration partners from different disciplines.

There was lots of interest as soon as it was advertised we students emailing to say they were coming. On the night, students were invited to give short introductions about themselves and their practice or current projects. This helped everyone feel more relaxed, got students talking and very naturally, new networks and friendships were starting to form.

It was great to see students from London College of Communication, London College of Fashion, Chelsea College of Arts and Central Saint Martins in attendance. Many students who participated in the event wanted to find others who they could collaborate with and the gathering provided them with platform to do just that!  We were able to match make students to the disciplines they were interested in connecting with and provided space for some interesting conversations around sharing interests and skills.

I spoke to a few students from very interesting courses and exchanged some career ideas which I have learned through my course, which may interest them.

people chatting and drinking refreshments in the LCC Dark Room Bar
The Post-Grad Community Social at LCC Dark Room Bar - February 2020

" I think it went great! I loved meeting people from different courses and learning about what other people are doing! " - Camden Carter, LCC.  

Sometimes it isn't very easy to meet others from across our six collages; therefore, an event such as this encouraged and helped bring people together. The result was a positive one, and everyone asked for another social!  Watch this space!...


With thanks to the Post-Grad Community Team and the LCC Darkroom Bar Manager!

Want to host your own themed social, open studio or have an idea for an event then get in touch with your local Post-Grad Community Ambassador PGCommunity@arts.ac.uk