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Welcome to your Welcome Week powered by UAL's Students' Union! We’re excited to be able to provide you with another great, Welcome Week this year that will be open to all UAL students - both new and returning! Our priorities will always be to provide you with a diverse, fun, affordable programme with something for everyone. Allow us to introduce ourselves by watching our video and then check out the events we've got lined up for you below!

Upcoming Events

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Arts 2022 Welcome Wristband

London

13 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022

From £35.00

Give it A Go Wxmen’s Basketball

Lillian Baylis Technology School,

26 Sep 2022

20:00 - 21:30

Arts Presents: The 90's Takeover Party

Tiger Tiger,

26 Sep 2022 - 27 Sep 2022

23:00 - 04:00

From £5.00

Prayer & Dinner

Flat 9, Barry House, Bermondsey, SE16 3PL,

27 Sep 2022

18:30 - 19:30

Men's Basketball Try-Out Session

Lilian Baylis Technology School, SE11 5QY,

27 Sep 2022

20:00 - 21:30

Make your own sketchbook - Sadle Stitch bookbinding

Camberwell Graphic Design Studios A303,

28 Sep 2022

14:00 - 16:00

Regents Park Laps followed by Pizza and Beer

Jubilee Gates, York Bridge, Regents Park, London NW1 4NS,

28 Sep 2022

15:00 - 18:00

LUSL and Social Give It A Go

Bacon's College, Timber Pond Rd, London, SE16 6AT,

28 Sep 2022

18:00 - 20:00

BUCS Give It A Go

Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Sports Facility, St George's Rd, London, SE1 6ER,

29 Sep 2022

18:00 - 20:00

Studio Ghibli: Film Discussion with The Pitch Film Fund

Location to be confirmed,

29 Sep 2022

18:30 - 20:30

Arts Presents: Ministry of Sound Take Over

Ministry of Sound, London

29 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022

23:00 - 04:00

From £10.00

Animanga Streaming session #1 (Give it a go)

G.05 LCF High Holborn,

30 Sep 2022

17:45 - 19:45

Need Help?

Welcome is open to all UAL students, new and returning. We understand that not all students are the same and so there will be a diverse programme of events suitable for all.

Welcome starts in early September however the main programme will start on Monday 19th September 2022. 

Don’t forget to check out the University Big Welcome programme too! Welcome Week ends on Saturday 24th September - but there are always lots of events at UAL! Check out www.arts-su.com/whatson anytime to see what is happening across the colleges.

Yes! Meet all of our clubs, societies, support services and brand partners all under one roof! Its on Saturday 24th September and you can find all the details on our Welcome Fair event page.

We know it’s likely there will be students who cannot come to campus right away, so we’ll be creating virtual opportunities for you to meet new students and get involved.

Keep an eye out on the events listings for more information.

Our sports clubs and societies will be running both in person and virtual activities during the 22-23 academic year. Feel free to get in touch with club/society committee members to find out what events they have planned for members and how you can get involved.

By purchasing a year membership, your membership starts from moment of purchase, to the end of the academic year.

Membership to our clubs is free however a few of our societies do charge.

Yes, you can join as many as you like, but be mindful about the amount of time you’ll have as although we know the importance of extra-curriculum activities, you’ll need to fit this around your other commitments such as your degree.

No, there is no deadline to join, but bear in mind that the earlier you join, the more events, activities, fixtures and training you can take part in. Please note that all annual memberships will run out at the end of the academic year regardless of when you have bought the membership. For example, if you have bought a membership in March 2023, it will still run out in June 2023.

Please email societies@su.arts.ac.uk or sports@su.arts.ac.uk to chat through how we can support student groups to be accessible for all students.

At Arts SU we take racism and discrimination seriously and will conduct a full investigation into any reports. Please contact the Societies Development Coordinator or the Sports Development Coordinator to chat through how we can support you further and address the incident with the student group’s Committee.

Any student at UAL can use the SU Companion Scheme. We have students involved ranging from age 16-60+ from every college at UAL across all study levels from Foundation to PhD.

We match up students based on 2 preferences; age and college. You can choose if you’d like someone from the same college and someone of a similar age. We’ll then look at our list and try and find you someone who meets your criteria. We try our best to do this, but please bear with us as it may take a little longer than someone with no preferences.

We will send you both an introduction email. After that, it’s up to you! You can email, video call, swap phone numbers or meet in person… whatever works best for you both.

At present, we don’t offer a language preference and therefore assume students will communicate in English. However, if you’d love to practise your additional language skills or speak in your native language, you could write a message in the general companion group to see if someone would like to join you! UAL now has a Language Exchange Scheme and you can sign up here . More information on their scheme is here .

We have a number of companion groups for students to join if they’d like to meet more people. One of these is a general companion group and the others are self-identifying based on circumstances e.g. if you are a parent/carer or a member of the LGBTQ+ community as 2 examples. These are social groups where you can chat online and get to know each other... think of it as a sort of chat room or message board! We monitor the groups and also often share information about how you can join events and activities that may be relevant, start a campaign, or join one of our already formed SU societies.

We have a variety of groups but we are always open to new ideas. If you think a certain group is missing, please let us know via companionscheme@su.arts.ac.uk. We do have a general companion group for all students where you can start conversations too.

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