Student soundscapes

Calling on all storytellers - learn new creative audio skills and get your stories heard.

Want to learn new sound recording and editing skills? Looking for a platform to promote your audio work to the public and other students?

Student Soundscapes is an exciting Arts SU programme that provides a creative platform for UAL students to create and share stories via audio formats i.e. podcasts, short audio documentaries, audio & visual artwork etc.

The Arts SU has a supply of sound recording equipment that UAL students can apply to use for up to 2 weeks. Each academic term, the Arts SU will hold an open callout for students to submit proposals for how they intend to use the equipment. We also call on students’ with current audio work that they would like us to promote on our platforms.

All the projects created by students as part of the Student Soundscapes programme will be hosted on the Arts SU website and Mixcloud site, whilst also receiving promotion via the SU’s communication channels.


When and how to apply

Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak we are unable to loan out equipment this academic year. However, if you want to submit a sound piece that you have already created, you can do this via the application form. If you encounter any issues submitting large audio files, please contact Lewis on (

The Students' Union will be prioritising proposals around the themes of Activism and Protest.

The deadline to apply is Thursday 14th May 12pm - (Apply here)

Whilst applying, you also need to read through and attach signed copies of the following documents:

Student Soundscapes Terms & Conditions (.docx)

Student Soundscapes Safeguarding Guidelines (.docx)



Your application will be reviewed by a selection panel made up of an Arts SU Sabbatical Officer and the relevant Arts SU College Events Coordinator.

The panel makes selections in order to showcase a representative mix of creative disciplines, levels of study and colleges attended, rather than making a critical judgement about the work submitted.


SU Sound Equipment Induction and Dates

Not applicable at this moment in time.

Student Soundscapes Best Practices Booklet

This booklet is designed to support students that are running their own audio projects or are part of the Student Soundscapes programme. This booklet will provide an introduction to audio recording and how to use the equipment and software available to you in the Student Soundscape programme.

Best Practices Booklet.docx

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Soundscapes Programme Coordinator: