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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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Nadia has embarked on a career change to pursue a passion for curation, exploring her family’s heritage as an inspiration for her studies.

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Moving to London from China, Wenxuan shares how she left her comfort zone to embrace UAL’s approach to art and design education.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hannah talks about the early challenges she faced with language and British culture but also how she found a place she could be herself.

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