Artquest (SEE) encourages critical engagement and provides practical support to visual artists throughout their careers.
Artsmart at UAL is a programme of talks and workshops designed to help students and recent graduates get ahead in the creative industries. The event takes place over two days and gives students and graduates the chance to develop skills, get advice and network with a wide range of industry professionals.
ArtsTemps (SEE) is the UAL in-house recruitment agency placing students and graduates in paid temping roles within the University.
Bite Size Guides (SEE) are free practical sessions and workshops providing students and recent graduates with hands-on exercises on a variety of topics, to help develop enterprise and employability skills and knowledge.
Creative Opportunities (SEE) is the UAL job vacancy and work placement website for students and graduates and advertises hundreds of creative job and placement opportunities each month.
Enterprise Awards (SEE) is an annual awards ceremony during Enterprise Week recognising and rewarding UAL students for their enterprise achievements in six categories: Freelancer, New Business, Enterprising Project, Collaboration, Social Enterprise / Ethical, and International.
Enterprise Week (SEE) is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week and gives UAL students and recent graduates the skills they need to take or make opportunities and get ahead in the creative industries. The week is full of talks, practical workshops and guest speakers designed to help students work for themselves, go freelance or start their own business.
LCF Careers aims to enrich the student experience and enhance employability. We provide a comprehensive career management programme that produces informed individuals who are self-reliant, and able to plan and manage their own careers.
Guest Lectures and Industry Talks (part of curricula) bring outside professionals into the university as part of the course curriculum, providing students with direct, major industry access. The guest speakers give insights and advice to students on a range of subjects.
Industry Competitions allow students to create and submit work to national and international competitions set by industry offering attractive benefits or rewards to winners.
Industry Networking Events allow students to engage with arts professionals, to make industry and arts contacts, expand networks, develop new initiatives and engage in lively debate.
Industry Placements (part of curricula) offer a period of relevant pre-career full-time work experience at a company as part of courses and curriculum specifically designed to accommodate experience "in industry".
Industry Trade Fairs Visits give students an opportunity to see companies showcasing and demonstrating their latest products and services, and study activities of competitors and examine recent market trends and opportunities.
Internships offer a period of relevant full-time work experience at a company focused on learning within the work place. Internships are usually undertaken by students and recent graduates outside of university term time and last from a week to 12 weeks. UAL offers several internship programmes open to recent graduates.
Jobs Fairs (at UAL) are a great opportunity for students and recent graduates to meet a large number of employers for part time and graduate jobs.
Live Student Projects engage students in realistic or ‘live’ projects usually working to a client brief. They provide learning, knowledge and skills through an extended inquiry process structured around complex, authentic questions and carefully designed products and tasks. Project-based learning requires complex tasks, based on challenging questions or problems, that involve students in design, problem-solving, decision making, or investigative activities.
Mentoring schemes offer developmental partnerships through which one person shares knowledge, skills, information and perspective to foster the personal and professional growth of someone else. The power of mentoring is that it creates a one-of-a-kind opportunity for collaboration, goal achievement and problem-solving.
Own-it (SEE) is a free intellectual property (IP) advice service for all UAL students, graduates and staff. Own-it provides IP knowledge, support and advice through events, online resources and an online enquiries system, helping creative practitioners to protect and manage their IP and recognise the value for the growth of their business.
Personal and Professional Development (PPD) is about creating your career or professional trajectory, and incorporates Personal Development Planning (PDP) the reflective, planning and evaluative process that helps students understand how to get to their chosen destination. Types of PPD include reflective journals and statements, sketchbooks, portfolios, communities of practice and networks including online digital, generating ideas, creative thinking and individual leaning, personal strategies for building career, workshops on critical reflection, creative writing and future planning and exploring identity past, present, future.
SEED Fund (SEE) is a competitive grant open to all UAL students and recent graduates and supports the development and funding of creative ideas and early stage business proposals into sustainable businesses or practices.
Showcasing Bursaries (SEE) is a micro grant to help UAL students and recent graduates with the financial costs of attending or showcasing at industry trade shows, exhibitions and competitions.
Showtime is the fantastic free portfolio site, where graduating UAL students can take advantage of creating a free profile to host images, video, biographies, contact details and more, with a URL they can keep forever. The site attracts over 160,000 worldwide hits a year and has had numerous success stories.
Student Enterprise and Employability (SEE) Centre helps all UAL students and recent to fulfil their creative and economic potential as entrepreneurs, employees and as professional practitioners. SEE builds a bridge from student experience to a sustainable working and professional life and provides a wide range of events, workshops, networking, web resources, information, case studies, funding and employment opportunities.