Gym & Tonic does UAL Freshers’



Tickets are now on sale for our second official 2014 Freshers’ club night! LIKE OH MY GOD!!!

When: Thursday 2nd October, 10pm - 2.30am
Where: Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST
Who will be there:
Who should come: All UAL students from all colleges and all levels of study… provided you’re 18 or over! DON’T think this is just a night for undergrads: if you’re kicking off Foundation or a postgrad degree, come along too! AND this is not just for new students: returning students who like to party should totally come along. With a valid ID.
What about under-18s: If you’re not yet 18 then we’re sorry, but this one’s not for you. But don’t worry! We have TONNES of other great events and activities running for much of September and October that you can go to! Stay tuned for more details…

Buy your Gym & Tonic ticket now!

Any questions? Give us a shout on Twitter or in the Facebook Freshers’ Group for more info on this and other great Freshers’ activities :)


Sell Your Work with Made in Arts London: deadline 17 August

Made in Arts London is an enterprise from the Students’ Union that sells current student and recent graduate art and design. If you are a current student or recent graduate from any of our six colleges, you are welcome to submit your work to be considered by our selection panel.

In order to get more info on submission guidelines and download a submission form you can go an MiAL website or for even more info please email Rosa Harvest.

The deadline for this round of submissions is 17th August so get cracking!

Image is Line Man by Miranda Sofroniou


'Confluence' by UAL students at #shinebrightstudio

Already in its third week #shinebrightstudio is giving a massive boost to emerging artists eager to exhibit their work. For the third instalment, following CommonExperience and Interactions, another exhibition coming from UAL graduates and entitled Confluence has made its way to the wonderful Old Truman Brewery.

This project was conceived and put together by Marja de Sanctis, Cate Doyle, Jordana Globerman, and Sean McSorley, all recent graduates of Camberwell College of the Arts’ MA Illustration degree. They collaborate and engage with diverse, individual illustration practices.

The Confluence exhibition consists of a vibrant mural with installation elements, using the movement of water as a symbol of the restless pace of life in London. The mixed media piece includes all the surfaces of the space (ceiling, floor, walls) in bold, graphic and colourful confluence.

In their own words, the artists described the project this way : ‘We will represent our personal journeys through the symbol of flowing water. Each group member will have their separate stream, originating at different points in the gallery space. Each stream will be created in our own personal style and with our media of choice. One might be an installation of paper cut outs, or drips of emulsion paint, or a trail of colourful pattern. As these streams flow through the gallery they will interact, merge and diverge across surfaces, reflecting our individual artistic styles and creating a whole, integrated and dynamic piece. The convergence and divergence of the streams will represent the tension between our desire to share and collaborate and our need to ‘hustle’ our way as individuals through the creative world.’

Confluence will be available to the public until Sunday, so make sure you drop by.


A-level Results Day!

A-level results are out today!

First of all a massive congratulations to everyone, it might have seemed impossible at times but 7 years of high school are finally over. So time to celebrate! 


So what comes next?

If you have been offered a place by UAL and have achieved the grades that you need or higher then it’s easy. Simply logon to your UCAS and accept your place at UAL. We look forward to meeting you at Freshers!

If you have been offered a place but have narrowly missed your expected grades there’s still a chance that your application will be accepted. Check your UCAS regularly to see if you have been accepted or offered a place on an alternative course at UAL. For more information about the application process at UAL, check out the site.


If things don’t go to plan and you haven’t made the grades that you need for your offer, DON’T PANIC! There are still lots of options available to you:

-       you might have an offer from your insurance choice

-       you can check clearing to see what courses still have places available

-       you could choose to re-take your exams and have a gap year

Whatever happens, remember that this is just one step in your life and even if things seem like they’re not going to plan, there’s no telling what the future holds.


'Interactions' by UAL students at #shinebrightstudio


For its second exhibition, #shinebrightstudio enhanced the already extraordinary The Old Truman Brewery with an interactive instalation by current CSM students, entitled sugestively ‘Interactions’.

'Interactions’ was presented by six CSM MA Art and Science students, Libby Heaney, Samuel Ivan Roberts, Vivienne Du, Jared Vaughan Davis, Crow Dillon-Parkin and Alice Cazenave. Starting up with interactivity as a concept, the exhibition aims to investigate the links between Art and Science, while at the same time questioning the general concept of interactivity in their own individual practices. 'Interactions' explores interactions between the viewer and the viewed, the art and gallery space and the various concepts that run through our work. As the team prides itself with a wide variety of background knowledge, ranging from neuroscience, quantum physics, exercise science and biology to design, art and printmaking, they managed to offer the audience a large spectrum of questions and experiences.

Throughout the whole of the exhibition at #shinebrightstudio, the exhibiting artists made sure at least on of them was present at some point everyday throughout the show, which made for a very interesting conversation.

We would like to congratulate Libby, Samuel, Vivienne, Jared, Crow and Alice for their incredible dedication to explore new dimensions within art and science and wish them luck with their future studies and project.



Chillin’. #curtainroad #lcf #heartarts via Instagram

Chillin’. #curtainroad #lcf #heartarts via Instagram


Xhibit is the Students’ Union annual juried exhibition of UAL student work. Xhibit2014 was the 17th edition of the exhibition, with 17 students from across UAL’s six colleges and various disciplines exhibited in Art Bermondsey from 28th February to 3rd March.

Xhibit2014 artists and designers:

Marta Barina / Nicholas Cheeseman / Marcus Drinkwater / Jo Gifford / Leonora Gray / Frederikke Houman / David Icko / Grace Langley / José Rafael Cordeiro Mendes / Zaynab Omotoyosi Odunsi / Maren Reese / Monika Schodowska / Lea Sednaoui / Chiara Sgatti / Konstantina Touli / Nicole Weisz / Abay Zhumagulov

Xhibit2014 supporters:

Made in Arts London Tatty Devine Drink Shop & Do Wagamama The Art Insider Harmonic Capital Partners by SUARTS UAL


Freshers’ Fair

YAAAAAY FRESHERS’ FAIR! Join us in Chelsea’s beautiful Parade Ground on Wednesday 1st October for the Freshers’ Fair! Here’s the vital info:

When: Wednesday 1st October, 10am - 5pm (come along whenever suits)
Where: Parade Ground, Chelsea College of Arts
Who will be there: 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
Who should come: All UAL students from all colleges and all levels of study. Just because this is the Freshers’ Fair doesn’t mean it’s not useful, relevant or just plain FUN for returning students. Just because it’s going on in Chelsea doesn’t mean you shouldn’t come because you study somewhere else. And just because you’re not an undergrad doesn’t mean you should miss out!
What happens: Come along to chat to Students’ Union and UAL staff about all there is to offer outside of studying and studio time. We’re here to tell you about exra-curricular activities, student services, advice and support and fun things to do at UAL! You can research and join clubs and societies, learn about creative opportunities and meet some new people! We’ll also have lots of partner companies and arts organisations there to give you useful information, student discounts and maybe even FREE THINGS!

Any questions? Give us a shout on Twitter or in the Facebook Freshers’ Group for more info on this and other great Freshers’ activities :)

#ThrowbackThursday Old school. Literally. #lcf back in the day… #heartarts #ual via Instagram

#ThrowbackThursday Old school. Literally. #lcf back in the day… #heartarts #ual via Instagram


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.