We’re as career-focused as you are. As a UAL graduate you’ll have access to a vast network of top names in business and art and design worlds. 95% of our recent graduates are undertaking further study or are working. Over a quarter are freelance or have started their own business.
What’s more, a recent study by Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance revealed that 19.85% of UAL graduates go on to lead businesses. And almost 1 in 10 (9.21%) used their degrees to form their own start-ups. Making UAL the number one UK university for producing business leaders.
Dedicated careers support
UAL Careers and Employability exists to empower students and graduates to make a living doing what they love. The team can help you to equip yourself with the skills you need to develop your creative practice, business and employment prospects.
Services include one-to-one CV and business advice, industry talks, career workshops, mentoring and funding. Creative Futures and Creative Start-up Day are two major annual events that support the career prospects of our students and graduates. Support is free and accessible to all students.
Careers and Employability also provides UAL students with employment opportunities. Our online jobs board, Creative Opportunities, advertises industry jobs and paid internships in the creative and non-creative sectors. UAL students and graduates also benefit from access to Artquest, which provides support and information for artists.
Visit the student careers section of our website to find out more about launching your career at UAL.
not just a shop
Managed by Careers and Employability, not just a shop is the place to discover unique home, fashion, giftware and artwork by UAL students and alumni. Students and alumni from all six Colleges can submit their work to be considered for sale via open calls.
Outside of retail hours not just a shop is also a learning space; proceeds from sales are reinvested into supporting the next generation of creative students with their businesses through UAL’s enterprise learning programme.
Made in Arts London
Made in Arts London (MiAL) is a not-for-profit enterprise originally founded by students, for students. Nested within the Arts Students’ Union, MiAL runs an online sales platform for students to sell their work, while also providing crucial professional development, industry advice and networking opportunities. MiAL also hosts a programme of events, exhibitions and talks, and works with renowned brands, art fairs and a growing list of industry professionals. The initiative aims to give UAL students a vital foundation of knowledge to help them confidently enter the creative industry professionally.
Even when it’s time to leave us, we’ll continue to support you. Our Alumni Association is a global creative network, uniting 200,000 former students around the world.
- Discounts on fees for postgraduate and short courses
- Access to UAL libraries
- Exclusive alumni events in the UK and overseas where you can network with industry professionals, meet old friends and make new contacts
- The opportunity to join your local alumni group
- Access to festivals and workshops run by Careers and Employability
Take a look at the alumni and friends page of our website for more information.