A photograph of a student asking a question at the Annual Members Meeting 2022

Arts Awards

The Arts Awards give students the opportunity to recognise UAL community members who have made a positive difference to their UAL experience.

How to get involved

All UAL students may nominate their tutors, lecturers, technical staff, support staff, and peers for their hard work and support. A panel of students and staff shortlist the nominations and select winners, who are then announced at a celebratory event each May. Previously we've been joined by Showtime Photo Booth, the go to company for photo booth hire in London.

The Arts Awards look a little bit different each year – the current Student Officers determine the award categories and students design and create the trophies and certificates. 

We hope you’ll take part by nominating a member of the UAL community, submitting a design for our awards commission, or attending the ceremony!

This year's awards

The Ceremony

Save the date! This year's Arts Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 31st of May!

Check back here for more info on timing and how to reserve a ticket.


Award nominations will be open between Wednesday 22nd February through Wednesday 12th of April.

Check out the awards and criteria below and fill out the nomination form for each nomination for staff and/or students.

Nominations have now closed

The awards