SUARTS supporting Vitamin Water UK for #shinebrightstudio

Real honored to be supporting our friends over at vitaminwater through their ‪#‎shinebrightstudio‬ exhibitions and workshops featuring many extremely talented ‪#‎UAL‬ students and graduates. The exhibition will be kicking off this Wednesday with an exclusive Launch Party with Foxes performing a live gig ahead of her workshop. Absolutely Unmissable

More details on the upcoming events and how to attend them here


'Allo Alumni - The Perks of being an UAL Alumni

You did it! You are now a University of the Arts Graduate, on your way to becoming a University of Arts Alumni, one of the biggest creative communities in the world. If that last phrase doesn’t do it for you here are five reasons why we think being an UAL Alumni is a great thing.

1. Postgraduate and Short Courses discount.

You might be feeling a bit depressed about leaving UAL, and you might be considering spending a little bit more time here. Here’s some great news then, the Alumni Association is giving an impressive £1000 for a one year MA, or £500 per year on courses lasting more, to UK/EU students who have successfully graduated from one of the colleges.

If this turns out to be too much of a commitment straight after finishing a degree, you might be interested in attending one fo the amazingly divesre short courses. Well, you can get a 10% disscount on that as well, as a UAL graduate.

2. Alumni bulletin newsletter.

As a UAL student you get amazing opportunities targeted at you all the time through SUARTS emails, social platforms and publications, and these more often than not turn out to be extremely helpful for new or continuing students. That can go on even after you graduate, with the alumni bulletin. By subscribing to this monthly newsletter you get the latest of news and opportunities aimed solely at UAL graduates. Not to mention upcoming events, such as future summer shows, which are hot-spots for networking and scouting for new creative thinkers.

3. Library access.

If you have to chose one thing that you could still come back to after graduating from UAL, let that be the enormously diverse and resourceful libraries within the colleges. All you have to do is download and fill in the form, and the largest art related and beyond reference source is at your service.

Here is the form: Alumni Library Registration Form (PDF,51.5 KB)

4. Career advice.

Regardless of what you have decided to do after graduating, whether that is to find a steady job, pursue a freelance career or set up your own thing, the department of Student Enterprise & Employability is here to help you out. With a huge variety of workshop, events and funding opportunities to make your dreams a little bit easier to achieve.

5. The long-lasting relationships you’ve made.

Probably the most important thing you will get out of your degree is the friends you’ve made, who are as talented and as willing to create and innovate as you are. Most likely you have collaborated during your degree, with at least one person you enjoyed and will keep in touch with. It’s all about meeting the right people and UAL is the place for that. You might be right now, sitting around a table in a pub’s terrace with you fellow graduates of 2014, talking about how amazing it would be to start your own thing and collaborate further. Next thing you know, you are setting up your own studio, working on briefs together, collaborate on project and so on. However far fetched this sounds, chances are you are very likely to be running into those people you love working with in uni. The Alumni Associations is also supporting this by constantly promoting networking events within the UAL Alumni community.


Become a Cass Art Student Ambassador


Cass Art is looking for 1st and 2nd year art and design students to participate in the Student Ambassador 2014 programme. If you take part, you will volunteer your time to represent Cass Art at UAL promoting our student discount, exclusive events, ticket offers and new product launches. You will also have the opportunity to guest write for the Cass Art blog. In return Cass Art will support you with an exciting training trip to London, goodies sent to you throughout the year and a Student Ambassador Art Show in London in Summer 2015.

Sound like something you’re into? Read more and apply by midnight on 3rd August to be in with a chance to take part.

High aspirations at #centralsaintmartins via Instagram

High aspirations at #centralsaintmartins via Instagram


Graduation Checklist

For all you 3rd year UG students (and some 2nd year PG students), next week is graduation time! As you’re all mega organised and super on-the-ball, you’re probably all set for the day you dress up like you were in Harry Potter and receive the most expensive piece of paper you’ll ever hold, but just in case you’re not, here’s the SUARTS Graduation Checklist…

Where am I going?

All UAL graduation ceremonies take place in the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank. Swish.

When am I going?

Different colleges graduate on different days. Here’s the timetable:

Monday 14th July
11.30am: Chelsea College of Arts
3.00pm: Camberwell College of Arts, Wimbledon College of Arts

Tuesday 15th July
11.00am: London College of Fashion: School of Design and Technology; School of Graduate Studies; CLTAD
3.00pm: London College of Fashion: School of Management and Science; School of Media and Communication

Wednesday 16th July
11.00am: Central Saint Martins: Art; Culture and Enterprise; Graphic Communication Design; Drama and Performance
3.00pm: Central Saint Martins: Fashion; Jewellery and Textiles; Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design; Spatial Practices

Thursday 17th July
11.00am: London College of Communication: School of Design
3.00pm: London College of Communication: School of Media

Have I registered?

Unfortunately you can’t just rock up to this event just because you’ve spent 3 years working to get that piece of paper. Weird. You have to register your attendance via UAL, and pay a fee too.

Have I got my robes?

To graduate, you’ll need to wear the official robes, which you need to rent. Book your robes here, and pay another fee.

Can I get a photo?

There will be an official photographer in place on the day of your graduation, and seeing as UAL (like most universities) take a Ryanair approach to graduation, you’ll have to pay for that too. Make sure you and your family/friends/classmates bring your own cameras so you can document your big day on the cheap.

Can I bring people?

You can bring friends and family to your graduation, tickets for them cost £28 and can be bought via UAL.

What if I don’t want to/can’t go?

If you’ve already left London or don’t fancy forking out for the full graduation experience, you don’t have to go. Your degree parchment will be sent to you over the summer and you can watch a live stream of the event from the comfort of your own home.

If you do come along to graduation, keep an eye out for SUARTS! We’ll be selling UAL merch for you to mark your time here (pretty cheaky after all that moaning about the cost of graduation, we know…) as well as asking you to tell us about your UAL memories and advice for incoming students. If you see us, give us a wave!


Take part in a UAL focus group

Attention current students: are you in London this summer? If so, why not participate in Guerrilla Research and earn £15 in Amazon vouchers?!
UAL’s Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design is interested in your use and attitudes in digital technology for learning. They would like some feedback on your experience in this short interactive workshop. By participating you will contribute to the development of future tools and services, and can add this on your CV (and what better time of year is there to polish up that bad boy?!)

What would you have to do?
  • Attend one of two scheduled focus groups on Wednesday 16th or Thursday 17th July 16:00 – 18:30, room 211 at 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY. It will involve a ‘mapping’ activity and group discussion
  • Sign a consent form at the beginning of the session
For more information visit the My Digital Life blog (PASSWORD: catmail)

Please confirm your attendance by 10th July by emailing Mehreen Talpur, including which session you will be attending. If you are unable to attend for any reason, please nominate another student to attend on your behalf.

Submit to Shinebright Studio!

SUARTS is partnering with glacéau vitaminwater to offer you a week in the Shinebright Studio this August. The Shinebright Studio is a new space motivating the creative community to be their best, located at the highly regarded Old Truman Brewery - a hub of creative businesses, people and ways of life. Shinebright studios follows on from glacéau vitaminwater shinebright last year, which saw the launch of the brand’s platform for helping emerging creative talents.

We are seeking proposals to showcase, exhibit, stage an event – however you can show your best work. Whether you are a visual artist, designer, photographer or a performer we want to give you the opportunity to showcase your work in a top London venue. Read the details and submit your proposal over on by midnight on Sunday 29 June!


Out of Our Heads exhibition and events

Out of Our Heads is an exhibition exploring art, hallucinations and perception, both from artistic and scientific perspectives. It runs until 29th June in Shoreditch Town Hall and features work from UAL students. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area.

Accompanying the show is a talk in LCF John Prince’s Street on Thursday evening entitled Art & Mental Health. The panel discussion will explore the relationship between the arts and mental health disorders. Issues such as the belief that creativity is related and conducive to mental health or the therapeutic character of the arts on people who suffer from mental ill health will be covered. The discussion will include specialists from the fields of art, science and art education. Charles Walker MP a campaigner in fighting the social stigma surrounding mental ill health will add to the discussion by covering topics relating to mental health policy and initiatives. The talk will run from 6 - 9pm, including a drinks reception.


On Thursday 12 June we presented the 2014 UAL Teaching Awards and Course Rep Awards, honouring and celebrating staff and students who have worked hard this year to improve the UAL education experience. Here are all the winners, and check out our Facebook page for more photos of the night!


Teaching Awards winners
Susanna Charles, Teacher Trainer, Foundation Photography, Camberwell
Adrian Holme, AL/Tutor, Illustration, Camberwell
Lorna Bircham, Course Director, MA Textiles, Chelsea
Colin Priest, Course Leader, BA Interior & Spatial Design, Chelsea
Kerry Bradley, Senior Lecturer, Theatre and Screen, Wimbledon
Allan Sly, Technician, Sculpture, Wimbledon

Course Rep Awards winners
Andrew Graves-Johnston
Hannah Miles
Tye Korgaokar


Teaching Awards winners
Caroline Dakers, Course Leader, BA Culture, Criticism & Curation
Paul Dewis, Technician, Print
Alison Green, Course Leader, MA Culture, Criticism & Curation
Betti Marenko, Lectuer/Researcher, Product Design
Daniel Rubenstein, Course Leader, MA Photography
John Wollaston, Technician, Print

Course Rep Awards winners
Joana Cartaxo
Leo De Cera
Samira Tristani-Firouzi


Teaching Awards winners
Paul Bowman, Course Leader, Illustration & Visual Media
Frode Hegland, Lecturer, Advertising
John Himbury, Technician, IT
Paul Jackson, AL, BA Graphic Design for Communication
Catherine Smith, Course Leader, Design for Graphic Communication
Esther Teichman, Senior Lecturer, BA Photography

Course Rep Awards winners
Marc Dataro
Andrew Gates
Amara Rossell


Teaching Awards winners
Claudette Davis-Bonnick, Visiting Lecturer, Pattern Cutting
Liz Gee, Course Leader, MSc International Fashion Management
Daniela Hatfield, Student/Staff, BA Fashion Illustration
Matteo Montecchi, AL/Tutor, Fashion Branding
Ian White, Technician, Footwear
Linda Wing, Technician, Sewing

Course Rep Awards winners
Amanda-Jayne Easmon
AJ Haseley


20% off at DinDin Kitchen!

DinDin Kitchen, a newly-opened Persian eatery on Gray’s Inn Road, Holborn, LOVES UAL students. So much that they’d like to give you a 20% discount! Simply head to their Facebook page, tell them ‘I love you!’ and they’ll send you a discount voucher. Happy days!


We hosted our first ever SUARTS Community Awards on Thursday 11 June, celebrating and honouring the societies and students who have thrown themselves into the UAL community and worked hard to make our uni better. Take a look through all our photos on Facebook and read through the full list of winners below. Well done to all those nominated and the winners - you’ve helped make UAL an active, campaigning and above all FUN place this year!

Best Society Event: The Chinese Society’s ‘Now Showing’ Exhibition

Best new Society: ARTea

Most improved Society: ArtsFems

Best Den for 10 Project: Evolving Fashion – Ethical Fashion Symposium

Best Recreational Activity: Jazz Funk

Outstanding Contribution to a Society: Filip Bigos

Student Staff of the Year: Lwazi Nene

Student Media Award: The Talk

Contribution to the Student Community: Ling Duong

Creative Contribution to the Student Community: ‘NeverDrawn’ by Calvin Boon Seng Tan

Fundraiser of the Year: Islamic Society

Campaigner of the Year: Lou Macnamara

Troublemaker of the Year: Marijam Did

LCF showing West London what we got! The SUARTS opportunities team have arranged for Amaan Nazir Tak, Emily Carter, Danielle Nilsson and Simon Peters to showcase their grad collections in Whiteleys of Bayswater (W2 4YN) tonight 5-8.. Come on down!

LCF showing West London what we got! The SUARTS opportunities team have arranged for Amaan Nazir Tak, Emily Carter, Danielle Nilsson and Simon Peters to showcase their grad collections in Whiteleys of Bayswater (W2 4YN) tonight 5-8.. Come on down!

Flashback to show one take down last week
via Instagram

Flashback to show one take down last week

via Instagram


MiAL at the Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead


Made in Arts London at the Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead

12th - 15th June, 11am - 6pm daily

Lower Fairground Site, East Heath Road, Hampstead, London, NW3 1TH

For four days in June, Hampstead Heath is the place to be for art lovers, with more than 110 galleries bringing a fabulous array of contemporary art.

This year Made in Arts London will be showcasing 14 of our artists at the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead from Thursday 12th June- Sunday 15th June. We will be exhibiting a varied range of artwork from painting, etchings, photography and sculpture. Camilla Brueton will also be live drawing during the fair to create a stunning installation piece.

Exhibiting artists include:
Alexandra Wheeler
Anne Davey Orr
Cadi Froehlich
Camilla Brueton
Charlotte Weston
Ekta Aggarwal
Hyunjeong Lim (work pictured above)
Jessica Windhorst
Lara Morrell
Maren Reese
Rene Ramires
Sylvia Moritz
Tom Farthing
Rebecca Rendell

Grab tickets for the fair here!