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Because the world needs creativity

University of the Arts London Open Day

Top 2 in the world for Art and Design (QS World University Rankings® 2019). Join our Open Day on Saturday 19 October and find out why studying at UAL is one of the best ways to prepare for your creative future.

Are you curious about studying within the creative arts? On Saturday 19 October we will be opening the doors of our 6 renowned Colleges to give you the opportunity to discover UAL.

What’s happening?

Each College will be hosting a wide selection of talks and tours all geared toward undergraduate study. Talk to staff and students to discover more about the courses we offer and get your questions answered regarding fees and funding, student support and advice services, preparing your application, and more.

Visiting us is a great way to get a feel for student life at UAL. You can explore the study spaces and world-class facilities by joining a College tour and check out our halls of residence with a chance to speak to current students living there.

Choosing where to spend your day

With so many activities taking place at each of our Colleges located in different pockets of London, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to travel to multiple sites during the day. We recommend spending your day at one College to get the most from what it has to offer.

If you’d like further information about an additional College or course on the day, staff at the UAL Information Point will be able to answer your questions. They will also be able to advise on whether it’s feasible for you to travel to another site and join the activities there.

If you’re undecided on where to spend your day, find out more about our 6 renowned Colleges. Please note, you should only book a place at one College.

Read more about what’s happening at each of our Colleges.

What’s next?

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Book an accommodation tour

Check out the halls of residence located near the College you’re visiting, and book your place to explore the facilities in person.

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Plan your day

Download the open day schedule to plan your day in detail. There's a schedule for each UAL College depending on where you're spending your day.

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Make travel arrangements

Make sure you book your travel in advance and take advantage of our 30% off National Express discount if you’re travelling from outside of London.

Frequently asked questions

Can I book to visit more than one College?

Due to travel times and weekend congestion it will be difficult to visit more than one College. We therefore ask students to choose their primary College of interest and make a single booking for the day.

On the day, if you’d like information about another College, staff at the UAL Information Point will be able to help. They’ll also be able to advise if it’s possible for you to travel to another College.

My course of interest isn’t included in the course listing for this event. Can I still visit the Open Day?

If the course you are interested in isn’t part of this upcoming Open Day, we suggest you check other open day events before booking. There may be an event specific to your course.

If you haven’t yet decided on a particular course, we suggest coming along to find out more about the range of courses we offer.

What are the start and finish times?

Refer to the event booking for your primary College of interest for specific times.

Where can I access a map to help me find locations on the day?

If you have booked a place on the Open Day, we will send you a College schedule complete with a map approximately two weeks prior to the event.

Will transport between locations be provided?

No, unfortunately we are unable to provide bespoke transport. Please visit our UAL Information Point – staff will be more than happy to suggest a route for you on the day.

Do I need to make a separate booking for an accommodation tour?

Yes, please make one booking for your primary College and a separate booking for the halls of residence you’d like to visit. Be mindful of the times that you choose in order to prevent any clashes within your schedule.

Are virtual tours available if I can’t make it to an accommodation tour?

Yes, you can take a virtual tour of our accommodation – select a halls of residence and explore the virtual tour.

How many people can I bring as part of my accommodation tour booking?

You are welcome to bring additional guests with you on an accommodation tour. Please note that the maximum tour size is 12 people.

Who can I contact to help me with accommodation?

You can speak directly to our accommodation team via

Can I purchase refreshments during the day?

Yes, each College has its own catering facilities where you can purchase a range of drinks and snacks.

Do you have any future open days I could come back to?

Yes, please see our full list of open days.

If you have any questions about the UAL Open Day and haven’t yet booked a place, you can get in touch with us at