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Hello <<First Name>>,

This week, we’ll get you ready to return to us on site and show you how we’ll support you during your studies.

If you've got any questions, check out the Big Welcome Guide and make sure you have everything you need with your Student Checklist. 

Also - remember it's Welcome Week next week! There are lots of online and in-person events for you to get involved in. Check out our What's On listing and sign up today. 

Get ready to join us on site

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Check out your timetable

Your timetable is where your tutors let you know what seminars, lectures and workshops you're asked to attend and what rooms they will be held in. You can access your timetable by

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Get your student ID

When you arrive, you’ll be asked to show the email confirming you’ve either completed or started your enrolment

If you can't find the email you need, contact the Student Centre at your College or Institute for guidance. 

If you’re not fully enrolled before it’s time to start your course - don’t worry. Instead of a Student ID card we’ll give you an entry wristband. 

Check out our webpage to see how and when to collect your ID card at your College.

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Introducing Arts SU

When you join UAL, you also become part of Arts SU: the University’s students’ union. 

Arts SU offers a variety of support and services during your time at UAL, including free, impartial advice, student-run societies and campaigns to improve your University experience. 

Your class will have a course rep who attends meetings with staff to offer a student voice to decisions that affect you and your course. 

Find out more about what Arts SU can do for you. 

How to find us  
If it's your first time visiting Chelsea, find out the best route to get to College 
Campus tours  
Get to know your College site by joining us on one of our Chelsea Campus tours 
Arts SU Societies  
Join one of our Arts SU sports clubs or societies - or start your own! 
Welcome Week 
Check out Arts SU’s Welcome Week events 
How we're supporting you
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Find out about disability support 

Over 3,500 students at UAL are in contact with our Disability Service. We work with students who have either been diagnosed or are seeking assessments for any impairments or health conditions that impact their day-to-day life.

If you’re living with a disability impacting your mobility, visit AccessAble for full access and guidance on our facilities.

Contact disability@arts.ac.uk before or after you have applied.

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Counselling and mental health support

We offer a variety of counselling and mental health support services, including: 


Find out more about wellbeing support at UAL.

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LGBTQ+ support

We want to ensure that everyone feels included, safe and welcome at UAL. All health and wellbeing services are equipped to support enquiries regarding gender, sexuality and identity. Resources include:

  • Trans student support: Name changes, gender identity questions at enrolment, transition and using gender specific facilities at UAL

  • Student Union LGBTQ+ Network: Get support from fellow students and lead on LGBTQ+–related campaigns within UAL and nationally 

  • University’s Careers Service: Join sessions with a range of diverse industry partners, many of whom have made active contributions to LGBTQ+ equality 
     

Contact the Diversity Team at diversity@arts.ac.uk, and visit our webpage to learn more about student diversity and support. 

Tell Someone
Report racism, bullying, harassment and sexual violence 
Disability screenings 
Apply for screenings and assessments for dyslexia and other Specific Learning Differences 
TogetherAll 
Sign up to TogetherAll, our online wellbeing community 

Events

Meet your Chancellor Grayson Perry
21 Sept | online & London College of Fashion’s John Princes Street 

Join your Chancellor Grayson Perry for the chance to hear insights into his career as a working artist, learn from his advice and also get a chance to ask him a question

Book your online ticket 

Book your in-person ticket 

Drop in Q&A at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon 
20 - 23 Sept | online

Chat to current and former Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon students about their experiences at UAL. 

Each live Q&A session which will bring together members of staff from:

  • The Students Union 
  • Library
  • Student Contact Desks
  • Academic Support
  • Current students and alumni 

Sign up to one of the sessions today 

Climate Emergency Interactive 
23 Sept |
Chelsea Lecture theatre & online

UAL students and staff have come together to create an interactive film about the climate emergency.

The film is in four sections, each 10 minutes long with discussion breaks and will be delivered by Alejandro Martinez. Alejandro is a plastic artist, tradigital animator and climate activist. He has organised campaigns in Madrid within the Fridays For Future movement, and is currently one of the Climates Advocates at UAL.

Sign up for the online session 

Sign up for the in-person session 

Find more Big Welcome events
If you miss any newsletters – don't worry! You can find all you need to know in our Big Welcome web guide and look through each newsletter in our archive. Next week, we'll show you how to get involved in social justice projects at UAL and what's on for Welcome Week.




 
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