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UAL Student Voices

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Listen to student experiences from everyday moments to important life events.

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Recent stories (2022)

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Dongha is building on a career in hair and makeup for Korean film and television by coming to UAL to study prosthetics and now sees herself more as a designer than a technician.

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Earlier stories (2019-2020)

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Hussein talks about adapting to life in his home city, the challenges of studying in a pandemic and his positive attitude as he enters his final year at UAL.

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Sophia changed courses, universities and countries to come to UAL. She offers practical advice about living in a big city and says now is a good time to study.

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Renzo didn’t feel ready to start a BA but was persuaded to apply. She went on to become a student ambassador and an Erasmus student studying in the Netherlands.

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Charlie and Sissy

Chinese students Charlie and Sissy tell us why they chose to study at UAL. They describe a typical week here and give useful tips on how to do well in your course.

Download Charlie and Sissy's transcript (PDF 174KB)

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Frank and Nicolas

Frank and Nicolas discuss ways students can find support at UAL such as doing sports, talking to peer mentors and through the student community.

Download Frank and Nicolas' transcript (PDF 380KB)


Lesley, from China, talks about how she has found friends from around the world, discovered a new way of learning and gained confidence.

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Since starting at UAL, Molly has gained confidence and feels more positive and connected to the diverse student community.

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Veronique from the US talks about diversity and inclusion at UAL, coping with difficult times, academic writing and the importance of reflection.

Download Veronique's transcript (PDF 292KB)

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