Listen to student experiences from everyday moments to important life events.
Recent stories (2022)
Nadia has embarked on a career change to pursue a passion for curation, exploring her family’s heritage as an inspiration for her studies.
Moving to London from China, Wenxuan shares how she left her comfort zone to embrace UAL’s approach to art and design education.
Earlier stories (2019-2020)
Babett offers advice about finding collaborations, internships and jobs, managing stress and, for her final year at UAL, taking advantage of the new blended learning.
Ifan is the first in his family to leave South Wales to study. Now in his second year, he sees new opportunities that London and the course offers him.
Damilola found a family of friends at UAL. The isolation of Coronavirus forced him to develop his practice in new ways. He is about to start his Masters here.
At first, Ayaba was afraid of being overwhelmed and now she encourages herself to experiment, to take risks in her work and to share her ideas. Hear her story.
Lourdes is doing a one-year MA at UAL that’s all teamwork, so students must learn to work together. She shares what this meant for her.
Philipp and Santiago
Philipp and Santiago give advice on adjusting to life in London and getting the most from colleagues and staff, from critical feedback and from self-reflection.
Hannah talks about the early challenges she faced with language and British culture but also how she found a place she could be herself.