Hello <<First Name>>,

This week, we’ll get you ready to join 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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Download our brand new campus maps!

Our campus maps will tell you where our workshops and shared spaces are located and help you move around our site.

Foundation students will have received a printed copy of our Archway campus map last week. Undergraduate and Postgraduate students will be given a printed copy of the King’s Cross map when you arrive on your first day.

Archway map 

King's Cross map 

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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. 

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Check out CSMplayer, where we gather together discussions, lectures and recordings from across Central Saint Martins for you to explore.

The library is updated regularly so be sure to bookmark it and check back whenever you want!

Find out more.

How to find us  
If it's your first time visiting CSM, find out the best route to get to College 
Area guides  
Get to know your local area by checking out your area guide for CSM Kings Cross and Archway and grabbing great deals in our virtual goodie bag 
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 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, 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 
Sign up to TogetherAll, our online wellbeing community 


Arts SU Big Welcome Fair 2022
24 Sept | CSM at King's Cross 

The Arts SU Big Welcome Fair is your chance to talk to our Sports Clubs, Societies, and student-led networks. Alongside student-led communities, there’s a great selection of national and local businesses, ready and waiting with freebies to give you.

Whether you're searching for a club or society to join, looking to find out more information on the Students' Union and student-led campaigns, or simply searching for discounts and offers, you're at the right place!

Find out more 

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 zine making workshop
23 Sept | The Street, CSM Kings Cross 

Join our drop-in workshop and learn how to make your own zines individually or in groups with other CSM students!

You can use zines to convey questions and ideas you might have about learning, living and being in a new University environment, cultures and identities, or anything else you want to zine about!

All materials will be provided.

Find out more and sign up today 

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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