The Big Question

Let us know what's important to you and win £500 shopping vouchers!

Fri 02 Dec 2022

LGBTQ+ History Month 2023: Open Call

Exhibit your work with us! This year's theme is 'Strength & Love - Through Community'.

Tue 06 Dec 2022

2022 Wrapped: Arts SU

We're wrapping up a year to remember!

Thu 08 Dec 2022

Winter Break: Wellbeing Support & Guidance

We've put together information on wellbeing support, guidance and links to resources you can access over the winter break.

Thu 16 Dec 2021

5 Reasons to Answer The Big Question!

Looking for a reason to fill in our survey? We've got 5!

Fri 02 Dec 2022

Sabbatical Officer Statement: UCU Strikes

Read our statement in support of UCU strike action.

Thu 24 Nov 2022

Meet the 2023 Xhibit Cohort

Our artists for this year's Xhibit have been announced!

Tue 22 Nov 2022

Period Poverty: Campaign Update

The latest from our campaign with CSM Changemakers and UAL.

Fri 18 Nov 2022
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Arts SU By-Elections 2022: The Results

See all the results of the Arts SU By-Elections 2022.

Thu 10 Nov 2022
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UCU Strike Action

UAL will experience industrial action later in November - read our short article to understand what this means and what the impact may be for students and study.

Thu 10 Nov 2022

Arts SU Policy Digest: October 2022

Read about policy news and updates this month.

Thu 03 Nov 2022
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Black History Month Support

Resources for any student who needs support during BHM and beyond

Thu 27 Oct 2022
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Arts SU Sabbatical Officers Stand With The People of Iran

We strongly condemn the violence by the Iranian government against their people.

Tue 04 Oct 2022
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Officer Statement: Met Police Safety Workshops at UAL

We are deeply disappointed that UAL have invited the Metropolitan Police Service onto our campuses, and we strongly oppose their presence. Read our full statement.

Tue 18 Oct 2022

Xhibit 2023; meet the selection panel - Minna Ellis

Tue 25 Oct 2022
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Xhibit 2023: meet the selection panel - Tim A Shaw

Over the next few weeks, we'll be taking the time to meet our 2023 Xhibit panel.

Fri 14 Oct 2022
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Sports and Societies Memberships: Now Free!

Great news: thanks to funding from UAL, sports and societies memberships are free!

Thu 29 Sep 2022

Officer Tips: Outdoor Spaces

London is, of course, a huge city, but there are still many wonderful green spaces/ river walks that are easily accessible. You won’t need a car to feel like you’re out of the city!

Thu 15 Sep 2022
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Officer Tips: Transport

As a UAL student you will likely be spending several hours a week travelling and more so if you are a commuter student. It is not advised for students to drive around London for money, practical and climate issues.

Tue 13 Sep 2022
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Arts SU Policy Digest: September 2022

UAL, Higher Education, and Politics policy updates from Arts SU for September 2022.

Wed 21 Sep 2022
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Officer Tips: Health

This guide is to inform students of services outside of University that they can access. Some are UK-wide and some are specific to London.

Thu 15 Sep 2022
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Officer Tips: Cultural Spots

London is famous for its art and music scene. The following guide covers some tips on discounts to access these spaces for lower costs and some options for galleries and museums, cinemas, theatres and live music.

Tue 13 Sep 2022
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Arts SU Response to NSS Consultation

The Arts SU Policy and Sabbatical Officer teams have responded to a government consultation on proposed changes to the National Student Survey (NSS).

Thu 08 Sep 2022
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Welcome Week 2022: A London Guide

Below we’ve gathered some of the best student events in London that’ll blow your mind, help you make a friend or two, and leave you with memories that’ll put a smile on your face when you think back to them!

Mon 12 Sep 2022
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Officer Statement: Queen Elizabeth

Fri 09 Sep 2022
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Officer Statement: Roe v. Wade

In light of the overturning of Roe vs Wade in the United States, we want to make clear that we are strongly against this decision, and will support any student who may be affected by it.

Wed 07 Sep 2022
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Welcome 2022

We're excited to put on some great evening events and of course, the Welcome Fair once again this year!

Thu 18 Aug 2022

Graduation Prints 2022

To celebrate this year’s graduation shows, we commissioned two student artists to create a celebratory piece of artwork to mark the occasion. Shop the pieces today!

Tue 05 Jul 2022

Energy Crisis- Advice for Students

The cost of living crisis is hitting students particularly hard. The good news - the government have offered some rebate schemes to help households with their bills, and some of these apply to students, sometimes even if you're not directly paying energy bills.
Although the picture is a little muddy, we have put together some basic facts that may help you find out if you are eligible.

Thu 18 Aug 2022
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Officer Campaigns Round-Up 2021/2022

Your outgoing Officer team 2021-2022 reflect on the campaigns and work they have led this year to drive positive change to your student experience at UAL.

Mon 27 Jun 2022

Arts Awards 2022: Winners & Nominees

Find out who won in this years Arts Awards 2022 .

Mon 27 Jun 2022

The Net Gallery scans Xhibit 2022

We are pleased to announce for 2022 that Arts SU have collaborated with The Net Gallery to provide an exclusive 3D virtual scan of the exhibition.

Thu 23 Jun 2022
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UAL-UCU Boycott Update

We are pleased to announce that UAL-UCU has agreed to end the Marking and Assessment Boycott after constructive talks with UAL, as announced in a joint statement to staff.

Tue 21 Jun 2022

UCU Marking Boycott

UCU acknowledges that the current arrangement of Higher Education will have negative consequences for students, and wants to work with students in applying pressure to management to ensure that we can work together to resolve UCU’s dispute as swiftly as possible.

Fri 10 Jun 2022
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Introduction to Blender with Cécile Barouk

A write-up of our student initiated workshop as part of our Art + Tech series programmed by the Arts Programme team. This workshop was a collaboration with UAL's Creative Computing Institute.

Wed 01 Jun 2022
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Arts SU Responds to HE Reforms Consultation

We've addressed and responded to the government consultation on higher education reforms and hope that our comments to the consultation are taken into consideration.

Mon 16 May 2022

Xhibit Professional Development Day 2022

The Xhibit Professional Development Day aims to bring together a collective of industry professionals to discuss their practice, troubleshoot and answer questions from students. Programmed as a response to requests made by Xhibit selected artists - the day utilises the students as a unique focus group to locate subjects, themes and ideas of relevance.

Wed 27 Apr 2022
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Sports Clubs End of Season Roundup

Wed 30 Mar 2022
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Campaigns Round Up: Term 2

It’s official – we’ve made it to the end of Term 2, and the sun has come out to celebrate!

Fri 25 Mar 2022
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Varsity Victory

UAL win the Arts Cup 2022 against Goldsmith's at the #ReturnOfTheGames!

Thu 17 Mar 2022

Leadership Elections: The Results

After a week of campaigning for your votes, we were pleased to announce the winners of this year's Leadership Elections!

Fri 11 Mar 2022
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Metro Imaging Mentorship Experience

We caught up with Rosie Haynes, a 2020 Central Saint Martins graduate to hear about her experiences of the mentorship with Metro Imaging’s Creative Director Steve Macleod.

Tue 01 Mar 2022
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Ukraine Conflict

Arts SU are saddened by the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. We recognise that this situation may affect many in our community of students in different ways.

Fri 25 Feb 2022
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Xhibit 2022 artists announced

Arts SU is proud to announce the 2022 selection for Xhibit, our annual open call exhibition!

Fri 25 Feb 2022

Arts Awards 2022

Tue 15 Feb 2022
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Crits and Inclusive Learning at UAL

Tue 01 Feb 2022
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Increase in Spiking Incidents in London

As your Students’ Union we wanted to reiterate that student welfare and safety is of the utmost importance to us and we aim to support you to have the best experiences at university, but also to ensure you feel safe and supported if things do go wrong.

Tue 09 Nov 2021
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Trigger Warning: Harassment & Death

Fri 01 Oct 2021
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Black History Month 2021

Through Black History Month and “Looking Forward”, we celebrate the culture, creativity and resilience of our Black students. Click to find out more on how you can get involved in our exhibitions and events as well our all-year-round work and student-led initiatives.

Thu 30 Sep 2021
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The Big Question

Share your thoughts on your student experience and you could win one of our 5 levels of prizes!

Fri 12 Nov 2021
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Blueprint Bar

That's right, on Tuesdays and Fridays, our Blueprint Café is becoming a Bar!

Fri 05 Nov 2021
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Creative Education Cuts Statement

"We firmly believe that creative arts education should not only be accessible to the elite class."

Tue 03 Aug 2021
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Officer Legacy: Yasmeen

Our outgoing Campaigns Officer, Yasmeen, shares the highlights of her year in office.

Thu 24 Jun 2021
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Officer Legacy: Eleanor

Our outgoing Activities Officer, Eleanor, shares the highlights of their year in office.

Thu 24 Jun 2021
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Officer Legacy: Dylan

Our outgoing Education Officer, Dylan, shares the highlights of his year in office.

Thu 24 Jun 2021
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Officer Legacy: Pinky

Our outgoing Welfare Officer, Pinky, shares the highlights of her year in office.

Thu 24 Jun 2021
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We Stand Proudly with Palestine

Arts SU stands in solidarity with Palestinian communities and condemns the violence carried out by the state of Israel.

Wed 19 May 2021
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UAL's Race Equality Charter

This time of year, we see so many surveys, and we feel you - it is exhausting! BUT, this is one you should not let slide by!

Thu 13 May 2021
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Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim Community at UAL!

We want to make sure our Muslim students feel supported during this holy month. In this article, you can find some information and resources which we hope will help students participating in Ramadan during this time.

Tue 13 Apr 2021
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Hate Speech is not Free Speech

If discrimination is #NEVEROK, UAL should demonstrate this instead of hiding behind performative activism and hashtags.

Fri 26 Feb 2021
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LGBTQ+ History Month 2021

Join Arts SU in celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month! We are committed to making sure that your experience at UAL as and LGBTQIA+ person is the best it can be, and to help our allies understand why we do this every year. You can find out more here. Around this year's theme of ‘Body, Mind, Spirit’, throughout February we will offer you a series of talks, workshops, artist showcases, and opportunities to have your voices heard and your work seen and celebrated.

Fri 29 Jan 2021
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Democracy Review

This year, we are conducting a review of our democratic processes to find out what you want democracy at Arts SU to look like, and to make it easier for you to get involved with our projects.

Thu 19 Nov 2020
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Annual Members Meeting 2020

All UAL students are invited to our Annual Members Meeting on the Monday 30th November, 4-5.30pm. Register your attendance now.

Fri 13 Nov 2020
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Creative Manifesto

Tue 10 Nov 2020
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