The Union’s plan has been created on the thoughts, feelings and opinions of the diverse range of student members studying at UAL. All Union staff play a crucial part in ensuring that this vision is achieved. The Arts SU Strategy is outlined below. 

Arts SU: The Journey to 2021  

Our vision is to be a creative union for creative students.  

Our mission is to create and maintain a community where students can build and enhance their time at UAL into a transformational experience.  

At the heart of everything we do are our values.  

  • We are member-led. We exist for the benefit of our members and work in their interest. Our work must be led by our members. This means, we ensure that the diversity of student voices at the University of the Arts London are at the heart of our decision making processes, campaigns, services and activities  

  • We are daring. How we do things is just as important as what we do. University is a space for growth, for experimenting, for developing. As an organisation, we are committed to developing new ideas which push boundaries and are outside of the ‘normal’ ways of working.  

  • We are collaborative. We are at our best when we work together. As an organization we are open to change and challenging our way of thinking. We are continually learning, talking and sharing information with our students and stakeholders to ensure that we are making the best decisions and offering the best services for our members.  

  • We are supportive. We know that studying at University can be a tough time, but it can also be life changing. As an organisation, we believe in the principles of social justice. This means that we are committed to students having equality of access and participation in our services.  

  • We are also committed to the principles of equity, recognising our members need different levels of support and empowerment as they navigate their time at University.  

Our Strategy  

  • We will offer creative opportunities which are out of the box and of the classroom.  

  • We will be a Union which listens and acts, ensuring that we are a positive agent for change in our colleges, University and community.  

  • We will be a supportive environment which provides networked communities and enables students to succeed during their time at UAL.  

  • We will work with UAL to ensure education is accessible for and reflective of students at UAL