All the latest news!


All the latest news!

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

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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Critiquing the Crit! Recording available

Watch the full recording of the event on November 7th 2023.

Mon 27 Nov 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

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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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

Policy Digest: September 2023

Arts SU Policy Digests are BACK for another year!

Fri 17 Nov 2023

Arts SU By-Elections 2023: Your Winners!

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

Fri 03 Nov 2023

Statement: Gaza-Israel Conflict

Our statement on the ongoing Gaza-Israel Conflict.

Thu 12 Oct 2023

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

Lexa's Monthly Update: September 2023

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

Wed 04 Oct 2023

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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Conversations with Students Research

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

Tue 04 Jul 2023

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

Officer Statement on UCU Marking & Assessment Boycott

Your 2022/23 elected Sabbatical Officer team's statement on University and College Union (UCU)'s Marking & Assessment Boycott.

Fri 02 Jun 2023
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Arts Awards 2023: Your Winners

Find the shortlists and winners of all of this year's awards ceremony!

Wed 31 May 2023

CSM Students Awarded Sustainable Degree Show Bursaries

Our CSM Officer Minna Ellis has worked with Central Saint Martins to deliver 10 bursaries to CSM students to support sustainable degree show pieces!

Wed 17 May 2023

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

Policy Digest: March/April 2023

Find all the latest policy updates from Arts SU.

Fri 05 May 2023

South Asian Heritage Month 2023

We'll be celebrating South Asian Heritage Month for the first time this year!

Thu 20 Apr 2023
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Finding Somewhere to Live

Finding accommodation in London and around can be really challenging.
Let us help you with our handy guide!

Mon 27 Mar 2023

Big Question Winners!

Wed 15 Mar 2023

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

Press Release: Arts SU Awarded 'We Invest in People' Accreditation

Arts SU have been awarded the Investors in People's 'We Invest in People' accreditation.

Fri 03 Mar 2023

Meet Your Candidates: Arts SU Elections 2023

Meet your candidates for this year's Elections! Voting opens 10am 6th March.

Fri 24 Feb 2023

UCU Strike Action - February & March 2023

UAL will experience industrial action in February and March 2023 - read our short article to understand what this means and what the impact may be for students and study.

Thu 19 Jan 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

Policy Digest: January/February 2023

Find all the latest policy updates from Arts SU.

Fri 24 Feb 2023

Xhibit Professional Development Day 2023

This year’s Xhibit Professional Development Day took place over two days, one on 25th and 27th of January 2023.

Fri 17 Feb 2023

Made in Arts London Artist Appears on TV!

Tasia Graham (BA Illustration and Visual Media, LCC, 2021) appears on Make it at Market at 4:30pm, 13th January.

Fri 13 Jan 2023

NUS Campaign Win: £15m Hardship Fund Uplift Secured

The National Union of Students has successfully lobbied the government to increase student hardship funds available to universities by £15 million.

Thu 12 Jan 2023

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

Arts SU Policy Digest: October 2022

Read about policy news and updates this month.

Thu 03 Nov 2022

Black History Month Support

Resources for any student who needs support during BHM and beyond

Thu 27 Oct 2022

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

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

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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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

Officer Statement: Queen Elizabeth

Fri 09 Sep 2022

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

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

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

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

Sports Clubs End of Season Roundup

Wed 30 Mar 2022

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

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

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

Crits and Inclusive Learning at UAL

Tue 01 Feb 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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