Starting Out - 26 - 28 June 2023
Want to get the skills, knowledge and motivation you need to fulfill your ambitions? Starting Out is UAL’s summer programme of inspiring and empowering talks, workshops, one-to-ones and networking opportunities. Get insights into work options, starting your own business, and preparing for your professional life.

Creative Opportunities blog

  • Students working together to set up for their final show © Alys Tomlinson
    Time management – how to balance getting a job and studying and networking

    Have you ever felt overwhelmed balancing both studying and working a job? Fear not, we’re here to support you! Let’s dive into our practical time management tips to unlock your full potential.  Prioritise like a pro Have you ever heard of the Pareto principle? It’s the idea that 80% of your results come from just … Continued

  • Thomas De Lacey in the studio. © Alys Tomlinson
    CV Checks and Interview Practice at the UAL Careers Centre 

    Are you a student or recent graduate and ready to take the job market by storm? It’s time to unleash your potential and showcase your skills with excellent interview techniques and a jaw-dropping CV.  The UAL Careers Centre offers a complete ‘get hired’ interactive service, from cover letter and application writing, CV checks, interview practice, … Continued

  • UAL Study Abroad students London Treasure Hunt, © Jieying Shao
    Neurodiversity Week – Access to Work support for freelancers

    Did you know that around 15-20% of people in the UK are neurodivergent? That means their brains learn, think and behave differently from what is considered “typical”. Neurodiversity Week celebrates these differences and helps us see the unique strengths and challenges of neurodivergent individuals.  If you are neurodivergent and thinking of freelancing, there’s government help … Continued

  • Final Show Festival, Culture and Enterprise Programme. Photo Joana Thompson
    Get Networking at the Industry and Grad Get Together

    Ever heard of a quote, “Your network is your net worth.”   Networking isn’t just cold approaching a senior manager of a large company and hoping for a dream job, although you could certainly try. But by building relationships with others today, it could lead to receiving valuable advice, a job or a successful collaboration tomorrow. … Continued

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    Start your career at the Creative Opportunities Job Fair 2022

    Are you unsure of what your career could look like after you graduate? Whether you’re a first-year student, just starting your final year or you’re a recent graduate, getting experience is the best way to find out how to make a living doing what you love. Why not visit the Creative Opportunities Job Fair on … Continued