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19 Students Awarded Degree Show Funds

Sabbatical Officers at Arts SU have awarded 19 students from across University of the Arts London (UAL) with degree show funds that focus on sustainability!

Mon 17 Jun 2024
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Emo-Tech: Emotional Technology with Arduino Online Workshop

Explore the world of emo-tech and Arduino with Cécile Barouk!

Wed 12 Jun 2024
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Made in Arts London at the Affordable Art Fair: How’d it go?

We invited London College of Communication journalism student, Jamie Davies, to visit Affordable Art Fair and asked him for his take…

Wed 12 Jun 2024
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Upcoming exhibition RENTERS! is making noise about London’s private rental market

Bringing together UAL students and recent graduates, RENTERS! brings to life the research carried out in Arts SU’s Private Renters Report.

Thu 30 May 2024
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Arts Awards 2024: Your Winners

See all the winners at this year's Arts Awards.

Tue 28 May 2024
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Coping with Crime at UAL

Like all major cities, living in London means you might experience crime.

Tue 21 May 2024
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Your Access to Studios: Update

Hear from CCW Officer Lexa about the latest updates to our work on your access to studio and workshop spaces across UAL.

Fri 17 May 2024
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Shared Wealth, Shared Futures: Reflections on Financial Literacy

Wed 15 May 2024
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Arts Awards 2024: The Official Shortlist

Discover all the incredible people across the UAL community who've been shortlisted for an award at Arts Awards 2024!

Wed 15 May 2024
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The Cass Art Prize 2024 submissions close soon! Here’s everything you need to know

With the 20th May deadline coming up, here's all you need to know about The Cass Art Prize 2024!

Wed 15 May 2024
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Arts SU Launches Commuting Report

Arts Students' Union today launches our groundbreaking report of our research into the experiences of students who commute at University of the Arts London.

Mon 29 Apr 2024
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We help you change UAL!

All UAL students are invited to attend our Student Forum, where you can ask questions and find out more about how we're run, and discuss student ideas!

Mon 29 Apr 2024
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Have questions about making an academic appeal?

Our Advice team have answered all your questions right here!

Tue 23 Apr 2024
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Arts SU Policy Digest: April 2024

Hear the latest policy updates from across the higher education sector!

Tue 23 Apr 2024
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Exhibition Toolkit: 1st - 3rd May 2024

Get the tools to create an exhibition from start to finish!

Mon 15 Apr 2024
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Brand New at Chelsea: Annex Evenings!

New from your CCW Officer Lexa, head over to the Chelsea Annex every Tuesday and Thursday.

Thu 11 Apr 2024
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Arts SU Policy Digest: March 2024

Hear the latest policy updates and how they impact you.

Mon 08 Apr 2024
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Lexa's Monthly Updates: February and March 2024

Hear the latest from your CCW Officer Lexa!

Mon 08 Apr 2024
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Planning for Workshops - Insights from Rosemary Jane Cronin

Ever wanted to plan and lead your own workshop? We're sharing some top tips thanks to Rosemary Jane Cronin!

Fri 05 Apr 2024
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Looking for Housing for the 2024/2025 Academic Year?

We've got some top tips for your house search!

Wed 27 Mar 2024
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Support While We're Closed Over Easter

Arts SU will be closed 28th March to 2nd April inclusive. Find out where you can go while our Advice service is closed.

Mon 18 Mar 2024
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Block 1 Exam Results: What to Do Next

Received your Block 1 exam results and aren't sure what to do next? Our Advice team can help.

Mon 18 Mar 2024
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Get Clued Up on Housing!

We're running some free workshops this April to tell you all you need to know!

Fri 15 Mar 2024
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Arts Students' Union Responds to Office for Students' Free Speech Regulations

Arts Students' Union has submitted a response to the proposed free speech legislation, which is currently being consulted on by Office for Students.

Thu 14 Mar 2024
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Arts SU Elections 2024: All the Winners

Find out who was elected in this year's Elections.

Thu 07 Mar 2024
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National Union of Students launches their General Elections manifesto

The 'Manifesto for our Future' launched at the House of Commons, outlining student demands for the future government.

Wed 06 Mar 2024
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UAL agrees to work towards a Guarantor Scheme

Wed 06 Mar 2024
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Arts SU Elections: Question Time

Each year we put a set of questions to your candidates running in the Arts SU Elections.

Fri 01 Mar 2024

Arts SU Elections: Meet Your Candidates

Here are your candidates standing for your vote in the Arts SU Elections 24/25!

Mon 26 Feb 2024

Arts SU Hands Out Two Bursaries to LGBTQIA+ Artists

We teamed up with Cass Art to award Material Bursaries to two artists featured in our LGBTQIA+ History Month exhibition!

Thu 22 Feb 2024
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Palentine's Day 2024: Thank YOU!

Missed the Palentine's fun this year? Our Advice team have rounded up all the deets.

Mon 19 Feb 2024
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Art + Tech: Designing for an accessible world with Hadeel Ayoub

Wed 14 Feb 2024
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Updates from Your LCF Officer (Term 2)

Hear from Katwamba Mutale, your LCF Officer, about what he's been up to this term!

Fri 09 Feb 2024
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Policy Digest: January 2024

The latest in policy and higher education news from our Policy team.

Thu 01 Feb 2024
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Term 1 SDF Round Up

A summary of the main feedback in our term 1 Student & Dean Forums.

Fri 12 Jan 2024
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Statement: Israel-Palestine

Mon 08 Jan 2024
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Update: Conversations With Students

In summer 2023, Arts SU reported the findings and recommendations from our research on Conversations With Students. This research explored student opinion around student feedback mechanisms and the course rep system.

Thu 14 Dec 2023
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Unlocking Interdisciplinary Practice: Welcome to The Arts SU Collaborative Residency 2023

This year, for the first time, we at Arts SU have invited ten students to join us in a collaborative residency here in the High Holborn building.

Tue 12 Dec 2023
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Winter Wellbeing Support

Your wellbeing should always be a top priority, but this isn’t always easy, especially with the various challenges the holiday period can present. It’s not always sunshine and rainbows and that’s okay!

Tue 12 Dec 2023
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Lexa's Monthly Update: November 2023

Lexa's latest updates from the last month.

Thu 07 Dec 2023
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AMM 2023 - What Happened?

What happened at our Annual Members Meeting 2023 - find out here!

Tue 05 Dec 2023
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Policy Digest: November 2023

The latest policy updates from Arts SU and the sector.

Fri 01 Dec 2023
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World AIDS Day: BIPOC and Queer Artists Spotlight

In honour of World AIDS Day, Katwamba, LCF Sabbatical Officer from Arts Students' Union, is highlighting and celebrating 10 BIPOC and queer HIV-identifying artists, that have passed and are living.

Fri 01 Dec 2023
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Arts Students' Union Shares Private Renters Report

Arts Students' Union's groundbreaking research into the experiences of students at University of the Arts London (UAL) in the private rental sector releases today.

Wed 22 Nov 2023
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Updates from Your LCF Officer (Term 1)

Hear from Katwamba Mutale, your LCF Officer, about what he's been up to this term!

Tue 21 Nov 2023
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Academic Misconduct and How to Avoid It

Deadline season is upon us, but your Advice team are here to help you avoid Academic Misconduct!

Fri 17 Nov 2023
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Winter Wellbeing: Tips from Your Advice Team

London in Winter can be cold, dark, and pretty miserable. But your Advice team have some tips on making it through!

Fri 17 Nov 2023
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Lexa's Monthly Update: October 2023

Hear from your CCW Officer, Lexa, about what she's been up to this October!

Fri 17 Nov 2023
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Policy Digest: October 2023

All the latest Arts SU, UAL, and national policy updates in one handy place!

Fri 17 Nov 2023
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Policy Digest: September 2023

Arts SU Policy Digests are BACK for another year!

Fri 17 Nov 2023
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Arts SU By-Elections 2023: Your Winners!

The winners of the Arts SU By-Elections have just been announced!

Fri 03 Nov 2023
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Arts SU x CCI Creative Symposium

Go behind the scenes of the Arts SU X CCI symposium: a day exploring the work and ideas of students at the Creative Computing Institute.

Thu 26 Oct 2023
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Statement: Gaza-Israel Conflict

Our statement on the ongoing Gaza-Israel Conflict.

Thu 12 Oct 2023
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Lexa's Monthly Update: September 2023

Tue 10 Oct 2023
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Meet the 2023/2024 School Reps!

Wed 04 Oct 2023
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Introducing: Buddy Up Channels!

Our brand new initiative is an exciting expansion of our Buddy Up programme.

Tue 03 Oct 2023
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Meet the 2023 Made in Arts London Catalogue Designer!

We caught up with Bhairavi Yogasivam, the designer of this year's Made in Arts London catalogue.

Fri 29 Sep 2023

Sabbatical Officer Statement: UCU Strikes, September 2023

Our Officers have prepared a statement regarding the current UCU strikes.

Tue 26 Sep 2023
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You Said, We Did (2022/23)

Let's wrap up some of our work to improve your experience at UAL last year!

Wed 20 Sep 2023
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Meet the 2023 Made in Arts London Selection Panel!

Get to know the selection panel for this year's new additions to the Made in Arts London cohort, ahead of the debut of 'The Space Between' - our new collection!

Wed 30 Aug 2023
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It's the Women's Football World Cup!

The Women's Football World Cup has officially kicked off, so we sat down with our very own women's football squad to chat all things football.

Wed 19 Jul 2023
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Conversations with Students Research

Our first 'Conversations with Students' research at Arts Students' Union is complete!

Tue 04 Jul 2023
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Appeals Guide 101 (Lesson 2): How to Complete an Appeal

We get into the meat of how to do this whole Appeals thing.

Wed 14 Jun 2023
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Appeals Guide 101

It's Appeals season, so we've compiled a 101 guide to as an introduction to the topic of Appeals.

Wed 14 Jun 2023
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UCU Strike Hub

Find all the latest about industrial action from University and College Union (UCU) members at UAL (updated for September 2023).

Fri 19 May 2023
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Big Question Winners!

Wed 15 Mar 2023
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The Results are in!

After an intense week of campaigning, we are excited to finally announce who has won in this year's Spring Elections!

Fri 10 Mar 2023

Arts SU's Cost of Living Report: Now Live

Following huge student feedback in our survey, our Cost of Living report is now available.

Wed 15 Feb 2023
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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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Xhibit 2023; meet the selection panel - Minna Ellis

Tue 25 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
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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
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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: 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: 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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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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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

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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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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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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Blueprint Bar

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

Fri 05 Nov 2021
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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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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 (Statement from 2020/21 Officer Team)

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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