Transition from BA to MA

Starting, or thinking about studying, an MA?  One student shares what they’ve noticed most about the change.

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From what I have already experienced so far, the biggest different between BA and MA is momentum.

During your BA you build momentum slowly, by the time you get to your third year, your really working hard, and fast. That’s why BAs are great, they ease you more and more into work mode, by the end of it your a crazy work producing machine.

At MA, that machine is on full power from the start. You get maybe a week or two to turn on all the lights again, but after that your really moving. So that is a big difference, just the work rate and work load. Just in these last couple of months, I’ve produced more stuff than in my whole third year. But it’s not as though its a massive step up, because you have had the slow build up of the BA to get you up there, so it comes naturally really. I don’t think any of us could go back to the ‘work a little, sleep a little, eat a little, sleep a little’ attitude of first year. We’ve been rewired.

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Cycling in London
Word of advice, getting the tube and bus in rush hour London is, well, grim.
BUT
There is an alternative! CYCLING, BICYCLING, BIKING, YES - CYCLING (if you hadn’t already have guessed this).
If you need a few more points as to why you should cycle too, here you go:
Cycling is a top low impact activity, its improves your physical and mental health as well as making your immune system stronger.
Its a great way to learn the City! Getting lost on your bike and (eventually) finding your way is an adventure in itself.
It saves you money - a student pass for the bus and tube (in just Zones 1-2) costs £84.10 a month, that’s £876 a year. You can also use this online bike to uni calculator, give it a go and see how much you could save.
The Students’ Union will be running events over the next year for you to get onto two wheels, here are just a few of the things that we will be running for you:

26th September, A Night Cycle Tour of London
We’re meeting outside London College of Communication at 6pm to cycle down to meet the Critical Mass London ride at Waterloo Bridge.Bring your own bicycle or rent a Boris bike from across the road.This is a great opportunity to cycle in a big group, ask questions about cycling in London and more generally enjoy an evening cycling around the city in a large group with no cars! NO CARS!

Cycle Confidence Classes, across all of UAL.
If you’re feeling a little shy about getting on the roads, or have seen all the bad press that the likes of the BBC put out… firstly, ignore it and secondly, get booked onto some of the FREE cycle training that we will be organising over the next term.

Bike Polo! 
Yup, you got it, we’re going to try and get some polo sessions going on. If you don’t know what this is then check out these women doing awesome things like bike polo eeee!
SO, if that hasn’t changed your mind then get in contact with me on cycling@su.arts.ac.uk

suartseducation:

Cycling in London

Word of advice, getting the tube and bus in rush hour London is, well, grim.

BUT

There is an alternative! CYCLING, BICYCLING, BIKING, YES - CYCLING (if you hadn’t already have guessed this).

If you need a few more points as to why you should cycle too, here you go:

  • Cycling is a top low impact activity, its improves your physical and mental health as well as making your immune system stronger.
  • Its a great way to learn the City! Getting lost on your bike and (eventually) finding your way is an adventure in itself.
  • It saves you money - a student pass for the bus and tube (in just Zones 1-2) costs £84.10 a month, that’s £876 a year. You can also use this online bike to uni calculator, give it a go and see how much you could save.

The Students’ Union will be running events over the next year for you to get onto two wheels, here are just a few of the things that we will be running for you:

26th September, A Night Cycle Tour of London

We’re meeting outside London College of Communication at 6pm to cycle down to meet the Critical Mass London ride at Waterloo Bridge.

Bring your own bicycle or rent a Boris bike from across the road.

This is a great opportunity to cycle in a big group, ask questions about cycling in London and more generally enjoy an evening cycling around the city in a large group with no cars! NO CARS!

Cycle Confidence Classes, across all of UAL.

If you’re feeling a little shy about getting on the roads, or have seen all the bad press that the likes of the BBC put out… firstly, ignore it and secondly, get booked onto some of the FREE cycle training that we will be organising over the next term.

Bike Polo! 

Yup, you got it, we’re going to try and get some polo sessions going on. If you don’t know what this is then check out these women doing awesome things like bike polo eeee!

SO, if that hasn’t changed your mind then get in contact with me on cycling@su.arts.ac.uk

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Living in London

London is a massive city, home to over 8 million people, there’s lots to see and do but discovering the good bits can be tricky. So we’ve put together a series of fun and inspirational posts on the theme of what to see and do in London. So to start us off with a bang here we’ll list our top 5 things to do in London!

1.Visit a Museum

London is jam-packed with galleries and museums but one of our favourites is the V&A. It has collections to interest everyone, all housed in a beautiful building. Extra points if you visit at night during one of the famous Late Nights.

2. Lunch in a Park

London may not seem like the leafiest of cities but you’ll be surprised! London features some of the most beautiful parks in the work, why not take a trip down to Kew Gardens for a sandwich?

3. See some Theatre

The West End is the home of theatre in London, and if you think tickets are too expensive, you’re wrong! Lots of theatres have a student standby scheme to get great last minute seats. And many others reserve a number of seats each day for concessions on a first come first served basis so get queuing!

4. Have a Drink

London is well known for its historic pubs so come down and visit one of the finest! Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is one of the oldest pubs in London, enter its winding catacombs and explore all the secret nooks as you enjoy one of the more reasonably priced pints in the city.

5. Go Shopping

If you want the traditional British shopping experience then forget Harrods and visit Liberty. Set just behind Oxford Street Liberty is a hub of traditional Britishness all set within a beautiful wooden building and known world-over for its original floral prints.

We hope this gets you started off in your exploration of London and stay tuned for more updates in the series as we reveal the very best of things to do in London.

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Climate change still sucks (lots of stuff sucks)

Throwback Thursday!  This week we’re throwing back to UAL students on the National Climate Change March in 2009, because climate change still sucks in 2014.

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If a protest march hasn’t been part of your Uni experience yet then fear not - there’s plenty of activism planned for Freshers.  
Head along to the banner making workshop for the TUC National Demo at the V&A on the 13th of October (demo on the 18th) and the National Student Demo meeting on the 15th of October.  Don’t forget to GIVE A SHIT! at LCC on the 15th (if you can’t give a shit the rest of the time).  And there’s loads more - so check out the full Freshers calendar here.

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SUARTS to host Abortion Rights student conference

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On Saturday 22 November, SUARTS will be hosting Abortion Rights student conference.

Abortion Rights is an organisation which promotes reproductive rights campaigns for greater autonomy and freedom of access to abortion services. They are organising this conference together with the NUS Women’s Campaign.

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The 4th International Co-Creative Design Competition 2014

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The Ministry of Knowledge Economy (KME) and Korea Institute of Design Promotions (KIDP) cordially invite you to participate in the 4th International Co-Creative Design Competition. This competition is held to foster exploring future values through co-creative (multidisciplinary) approach, and to promote exploring designs that create social innovations and sustainable lifestyles. Through co-creative project between various disciplines, it is hoped to increase opportunities for creative design innovations & entrepreneurship and to enrich value of design centered multidisciplinary education & study. 

Theme

Safety and Security

Maslow’s theory defines the hierarchy of human needs by the following terms: Physiological needs, Safety, Sense of Belonging and Love, Self Esteem, Self-Actualization. Physical Safety is the second basic need of human. However it is not fully guaranteed to the people today. This society is becoming more dangerous with dreadful crimes and risk ignorance. Moreover, the big issues of this year are leakage of private information and the ferry disaster that simply shows our safety situations still in trouble. This year, the 4th CCDC seeks for design ideas that provide solutions for needs of safety as well as physical and emotional security 

Schedule

1. Registration :JUN.01.2014(Sun) - OCT.13.2014(Mon)
2. Design Submission : OCT.01.2014(Wed) - OCT.13.2014(Mon)
3. The First Judge : OCT.14.2014(Tue)
4. 2
nd Presentation & Mentoring: OCT.17.2014(Fri)
5. Final Judge : OCT.31.2014(Fri)
6. Award & Exhibition Opening : OCT.31.2014(Fri)
*Foreigners presentation should be submitted in video format. 

1. Registration Instruction 

- Application Template can be downloaded from CCDC’’s homepage. (http://www.ccdc.co.kr)

- Application fill-out includes title, team member information and name of guiding professor

- Registration is completed only after paying fees -

Accounts Information

NH Bank (NongHyub Bank)

/ Shift Code : NACFKRSE

/ Branch Name : Seoul National University / 301-0102-0936-71

/ (Seoul National University ICD) 

2. Design Submission Guideline 

- Domestic applicants should turn in printed panel, digital and description.
- International applicants may submit only digital image and design description.

Print Template

- One to three A1 size panel on 5mm thick white foam-board
- Panel should include; design purpose, concept description, image of final design - Posts must arrive BEFORE the submission deadline. Postal Address is:

International Co-Creative Design Competition Committee Department of Craft& Design,

#49-101

GwanAk-gu, GwanAk-ro, 599, Seoul National University Republic of Korea, Seoul

Zip Code. 151-742

Digital Template

- Digital image must be over 300dpi in jpg or PDF format. - To ccdcmanager@gmail.com

Design Description

- Document should be submitted in pdf format. The document should be no longer than 5 pages.

- The document should include; design purpose, design research summary, multidisciplinary activities, technological implementation plan, design concept and design image.

- To ccdcmanager@gmail.com 

Prizes

Gold medal - 1 team

Prize - Award + 5,000 $/team

Award will be given by the Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP)

Silver medal - 1 team

Prize - Award + 3,000 $/team

Bronze medal - 2 teams

Award + 1,000 $/team

Finalist - 16 teams

Prize - Achievement Award

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Famous Alumni from CSM

This week we trawled the Central Saint Martins archives (*cough* Wikipedia page) for some of their best and brightest alumni. CSM graduates have made an impact in a whole host of creative ways, here are just a small number of interesting alumni…

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Laure Provost (born 1978) is a French artist based here in London and won last year’s Turner Prize. Working primarily in moving image, Prouvost won the Turner Prize for a video installation responding to artsit Kurt Schwitters called Wantoo.

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Jarvis Cocker (born 1963) is a musician best known for being lead singer of Britpop sensation Pulp. Head to a 90s disco to hear hits like Disco 2000 and Common People. He also hit the headlines in 1996 when he invaded the stage at the BRIT Awards during a Michael Jackson performance.

Stella McCartney (born 1971) could have been one of those people with famous parents who coasts through life, but instead she’s become an international star in her own right. Her fashion label is one of Britain’s most successful AND ethical, promoting the use of animal-free materials wherever possible.

Pierce Brosnan (born 1953) is CSM alumnus on a technicality, but we’ll take it. He studied in Drama Centre London and the photo above is hanging in the Drama Centre on the 1st floor. Taffin, Bond, the annoying boyfriend in Mrs Doubtfire, he’s the guilty pleasure of many a film fan.

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Things to remember as classes start…

Phew Freshers is a lot of fun! But let’s not forget the real reason you’re all here: to learn! Here are some things to make sure you’ve sorted before your classes begin.

Enrol

It’s super important that you make sure you’ve enrolled online onto your course. Check you emails carefully for instructions on how to enrol and if you get stuck just email your contact person for the course.

ID Card

Equally as important as enrolling on the course is getting you student ID card. This card allows you into all the UAL buildings and facilities and you need to make sure you have it on you at all times as some buildings will not let you in without it. You’ll find information about where and when to get your card in your emails. And if you lose your card you can buy a new one from the UAL shop, although it costs a fiver a time so best try not to lose it.

Timetable

Make sure that you familiarise yourself with your timetable and either download it to your phone or copy it into your calendar. It’s really important that you attend all of your lectures so know your timetable inside and out. Also make sure that you read the room number as well as the campus code as sometimes lectures will be in a different campus.

Supplies

Make sure that you have everything you need ready for your first lesson. A pen and paper or a laptop  is always useful in any class but you may also have a list of course specific materials to buy. If this is the case then try to ensure that you have them ready to go in the first lesson.

We hope that you have a fabulous first week and soak up knowledge like creative sponges!

 

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Freshers: what’s on this week?

Howdy Freshers! For those of you who’ve already landed in London, the fun just keeps on coming. Here’s what’s happening over the next 7 days:

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Monday 15th Sept, 12noon: Danny DeFreitas at Somerset House

Soak up the London Fashion Week atmosphere AND go to a talk with celebrity hair and make-up artist Danny DeFreitas. Book your free ticket now.

Monday 15th Sept, 2pm: Trip to Malevich at Tate Modern

Join the SUARTS sabbatical officers for a trip to Tate Modern to see the work of turn-of-the-century radical Russian artist Kazimir Malevich. Bring money for a ticket or pre-order online.

Tuesday 16th Sept, 5pm: Clothes Swap Party at Chelsea

Come along to Chelsea College of Arts to swap the stuff you don’t want for some stuff you do! Good for the environment AND good for your wallet…

Wednesday 17th Sept, 11am: Visit Spitalfields Farm

A city of 7.5 million people, but there’s still some room for farm animals… Book your free space with the UAL Accommodation team.

Thursday 18th Sept, 1pm: Visit Greenwich Market and Observatory

A market, great architecture, super boats, a park, and observatory… Greenwich has a whole lot worth visiting. Meet at Greenwich station at 1pm for a wander round with your sabbatical officers.

Thursday 18th Sept, 3pm: Pub Games in the Darkroom

Foundation students and anyone else who fancies it: come along to LCC’s Darkroom bar for darts, pool and more!

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Thursday 18th Sept, 6pm: Fashion Bingo at Blueprint

This week in London, fashion is what it’s all about… join us in Blueprint Bar in UAL High Holborn for the trendiest game of bingo you’ll ever play!

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Friday 19th Sept, 12noon: Funding Foundation at LCC

Foundation Art and Design, a key part of many people’s creative education, is under threat. SUARTS is hosting meetings and campaign preparations in a number of UAL colleges in order to fight for its survival and for increased support for those undertaking it. Join us to ensure Foundation is funded!!

Friday 19th Sept, 9pm: Silent Disco at the Costume Store

Have a headphone disco in your common room! Pay a small fee for your headphones and then dance til you drop…

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Saturday 20th Sept, 1pm: Camden Markets

Meet the UAL Accommodation team at the Ice Wharf pub at 1pm to explore Camden Markets, one of London’s most famous market spots.

Sunday 21st Sept, 2pm: Sunday Games in your common room

Hanging in halls? Meet your neighbours over some free games, including cards, boardgames and giant Jenga!

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Anonymous asked:
Hi, quick question. I've been trying to sign up to a couple of societies but keep being told that the registration option is currently restricted for me. I've enrolled online but my in person enrollment event isn't until later this month; do I have to complete that before I can join any societies? Cheers!

Students' Union - University of the Arts London
Students' Union - University of the Arts London answered:

First of all, we’re really chuffed that you are interested in getting involved with SUARTS! Registration for societies will be opening soon, so don’t panic, you can start getting things sorted once term starts.

In the mean time, make sure you come down to the Freshers’ Fair on 1st October at The Parade Ground, Chelsea College of Arts. We’ll have lots of stalls manned by the Students’ Union, clubs and societies, UAL and external companies and organisations that we think you’d like to know more about. Here you’ll be able to research what’s on offer, but also join clubs and societies and learn about creative opportunities. 

This event is open to all UAL students from all colleges and all levels of study, so come along whether you are new to UAL, a returning student, an undergraduate or a postgrad.

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Highlights of #LivingLondonDay14

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You’ve done it! You’ve made it to UAL and are living in the best city in the world. But now it’s time to learn how to live in it.

Your Students’ Union organised the Living London Day  - an event packed with all of the key information you need to make your transition to the city as easy as possible.

Our aim was to help you to get advice and tools for such things as signing up to a GP, getting a National insurance number and writing a great CV, as well as letting you know about the amazing activities you can get involved with during your time at UAL.

But if you missed out, don’t worry! Here’s a quick low down of some of the key points of the day:

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Anonymous asked:
Is there a UAL Jewish society?

Students' Union - University of the Arts London
Students' Union - University of the Arts London answered:

Unfortunately we do not currently have a Jewish Society here at SUARTS. But don’t let that hold you back! We are always engaging with students to try to provide the best services, activities and societies to get involved in. So if you feel that this is an area you would like SUARTS to cover, why not get in contact and we can help you set it up? 

There is loads of really great information on this subject on the SUARTS website.

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London Fashion Week kicked off with a fun-filled evening of drinks and prizes hosted by LCF’s very own Vice President Megan. Fashion students and young entrepreneurs attended the event to celebrate the start of one of the most important weeks in the fashion industry. Guests got to take home goodie bags with yummy (but healthy) treats sponsored by PROPERCORNRude Health and teapigs. The DJ from Dirrty also made an appearance to spice up the evening with some amazing tunes. 

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British Museum Late: German Folktales Creative Opportunity

In the exhibition Germany: Memories of a Nation the British Museum will explore, through objects, the changing frontiers and imagery of German culture over the last six hundred years. To celebrate this the Museum will be hosting a Late event on Friday 12 December themed on German folk tales, and invites UAL students to be a part of this.

We are looking for proposals for workshops and interactive activities that are inspired by these familiar and beguiling stories. You may want to think about the characters and motifs within the tales, or the settings and backdrops such as the German landscape, Castles, and the all-important deep, dark woods. We can’t wait to hear your ideas for interpreting these tales to share with the public through practical sessions, and interactive experiences.  

These activities will take place in the Great Court at the British Museum, and there is much scope to bring this space alive. The evening will include music, performance, talks, as well as food and drink.

Entry is open to all students…

Selected participants will get:

  • Experience of collaborating with a prestigious cultural institution

  • The opportunity to showcase their work and develop their practice at a well attended event with a diverse audience

  • Support in the development of their ideas from both British Museum and SUARTS staff

In order to download our tips on how to devise and write your proposal and submit your proposal go to SUARTS Creative Opportunities page.

Deadline fo submission is Sunday 26 October

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