High aspirations at #centralsaintmartins via Instagram http://ift.tt/Tjsh4U

High aspirations at #centralsaintmartins via Instagram http://ift.tt/Tjsh4U

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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!

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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.
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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 suarts.org by midnight on Sunday 29 June!

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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.

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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!

CCW

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

CSM

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

LCC

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

LCF

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

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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!

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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

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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!

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Flashback to show one take down last week
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Flashback to show one take down last week

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MiAL at the Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead

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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!

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Activities and Volunteering Officer Rosie wanders through the Cyborg Forest by Charlotte Desborough at LCC’s BA Sound Arts show. Crazy noises with blue mushrooms! via Instagram http://ift.tt/1pPq1xH

Activities and Volunteering Officer Rosie wanders through the Cyborg Forest by Charlotte Desborough at LCC’s BA Sound Arts show. Crazy noises with blue mushrooms! via Instagram http://ift.tt/1pPq1xH

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Looking good, LCF. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1m11YJO

Looking good, LCF. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1m11YJO

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What did you think we did well this year and what would you like to see us do next year?Spent 10 minutes filling out our Annual Survey telling us these things and you could win an iPad Mini or a Tate Membership!

What did you think we did well this year and what would you like to see us do next year?

Spent 10 minutes filling out our Annual Survey telling us these things and you could win an iPad Mini or a Tate Membership!

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One of our favourites from the CSM private viewvia Instagram http://ift.tt/1qYWPbH

One of our favourites from the CSM private viewvia Instagram http://ift.tt/1qYWPbH

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