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 return to site

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Check your new timetable

Take a look at your timetable to make sure you know where to go on your first day of term. You can easily access your timetable by either:

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Make sure you have your Student ID

As a returning student who already has a Student ID card, you don't need to collect a new one.

However, if your Student ID card is lost, expired or faulty, contact the Student Centre at your College or Institute for guidance.

If you arrive without a Student ID on your first day of teaching, head to reception who will print you a guest pass. If you can't find your existing ID card, you can order a replacement in our eStore.


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Arts SU

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. 

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 


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 

SLAY documentary screening with Q&A
20 Sept | LCF, 20 John Prince's Street London W1G 0BJ 

Join us for an exclusive screening of SLAY, a documentary uncovering the dark side of the fashion industry.

After the screening join us for a Q&A with Emma Håkansson, author and founding director of Collective Fashion Justice, an organisation dedicated to creating a total ethics fashion system which prioritises the life of all animals; humans and non-humans, as well as the planet before profit. 

Sign up today 

Drop in Q&A at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon 
22 - 26 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.

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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