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As students, we are money poor but ideas rich. Ideas are a limitless supply; with the right help, our ideas can be revolutionary. University is a moment in time when we are surrounded by others in the same situation, individuals who can help us to create and develop ideas. Our society aims to nurture the ideas of all individuals and collectives no matter how big or small. IDEATE is a catalyst for creative individuals or collectives looking to progress. We believe in the language of necessity; we believe that people communicate best when collaborating. The environment we’re creating for students is one where they have access to the means that allows communication through action - it’s the best way to form relationships, by simply doing. IDEATE is here to share ideas, discuss contemporary issues, make a difference, and have fun whilst doing it.

IDEATE aims to remove any degree of separation between students. Year and course differences will be put aside for society meet-ups - you’ll get to know members through their ideas alone. From simply chatting about a subject to acting on our thoughts, IDEATE aims to find common ground. We will work together to see ideas through; whether by way of a performance that everyone is keen to see, film nights, art workshops, and personal/professional development. IDEATE meetings will take place fortnightly, and are open for all. The opinion of each member is the focus. Discussions will flow in whatever direction members decide it should take. By facilitating those who seek help, those who want to be inspired, or those who just want entertaining, meet- ups will always cater to your current situation.

IDEATE is exclusive to no college, course, or year group at UAL, rather, it is open to all to convey their ideas and discuss them in a friendly, welcoming setting!


Planned Events/Activities

Fortnightly Meet-ups

  • If you want to display your artwork, film, sculpture, painting, photography, or performance, we have room for you. If you want to meet new people and discuss your ideas, there's room for you. Every two weeks, a space will pop up that is open to all. The space will be there for interpretation, for individual or group progress. Learn, and be inspired, by what everyone has to offer. Most importantly, the space is made by you! 


  • For instance, Solution Zone TV/Green Lab: Two eco-aware collectives that focus on environmental wellbeing. 

Bio-energetics Workshop

  • Bio-energetics is a meditation therapy far different from sitting in silence for long intervals. Although yoga-like deep breathing is involved, bio-energetics is more of a cathartic exercise, where all energy/emotion is expended through chanting, laughter, dancing, and all round movement of the body. This releases unwanted tension from the body, increasing your energy capacity, and unburdens you with emotions held back by posture.
  • In this workshop, we will discuss bio-energetics’ history, its effectiveness, and how it’s related to mindfulness and confidence boosting.

Theatrical Workshop with 'Complicite'

  • IDEATE will contact Complicite theatre company for a collaboration between the two. Complicité is a well-known performance-based collaborative group, and our interaction as creative groups can spark future possibilities such as performance workshops for those invested in theatre; direction of actors, blocking, choreography, and set/costume design.

Further Ideas

  • Guest speakers
  • Discussions on ethics/morality
  • Events outside of UAL, hosted by IDEATE, with potential society collaboration between universities like UCL or King’s etc.
  • "How-to" workshops
  • Political discourse



Q. What exactly do we discuss in society meetings?

A. Anything! You can speak your piece to a room of accepting people. We embrace all ideas, whether in discussion or practice.

Q. What can I gain from the society?

A. If you’re looking to improve your skills as an artist, collaborator, innovator, public speaker, and all-round creative, IDEATE is the place for you. We discuss an array of topics and act on them as we see fit.

Q. Will this take up a lot of my time?

A. Only as much as you intend on giving. You can step in during any discussion/project’s lifespan, because any contribution will be accepted with open arms. There are no mandatory meetings, discussions, workshops, as a member you’re free to come and go.


Contact Details

President - Charlie Davison

Treasurer - Emily Aukland


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Please note: by signing up to a UAL society you agree to adhere to the Arts SU's code of conduct. Memberships are non-refundable from two weeks after purchase.