Updated offer from Careers and Employment

The Careers and Employability team has been working hard to ensure that we can still provide support students and staff during the Coronavirus closures. We’ve reimagined our offer to move many services online and will be proceeding with most careers and enterprise projects as planned. 

MyCAF – online Creative Attributes Framework

There are 3rd year units that have professional practice related learning outcomes across UAL. These units can be challenging to adjust to this new learning environment.

The online tool MyCAF is a platform that can be used help students to reflect on their creative employability and enterprise attributes. A revised brief could invite students to complete the MyCAF tool; once they have downloaded their personalised profile they can reflect on their profile in relation to their discipline, industry or creative practice. The reflective commentary could be part of their assessed submission. MyCAF can be accessed via College Careers and Employability pages within Moodle. Further reading is available online.

There are diverse and wide-ranging enterprise and employability resources on the Careers and Employability web pages. Students could be asked to locate materials and resources that help them and to reflect on the ways they have used these materials to strengthen their employability.

Co-curricular workshops

If you’ve booked a co-curricular workshop with one of our careers or intellectual property specialists for the summer term, they will contact you to discuss your options. We’re happy to be flexible; we can run your workshop online if you’d like it to go ahead, work with you to amend the content or focus of the workshop, or it can be cancelled.

If you have ideas about how the team could support your delivery please contact the relevant staff member to discuss:

Tell your students

We are continuing to support students through online events, one-to-ones and opportunities. Keep an eye on our events page or sign up to the Careers and Employability newsletter to receive monthly updates. 

Tailored careers support

We’ve introduced a new live chat service, which is open to all students from Monday-Friday (10am-3pm). Students can contact us for help with a variety of subjects including: their job search, CV, identifying a career path and interview preparation. 

They can also email us with their questions at careers_support@arts.ac.uk outside of the live chat hours. 

Enterprise support

Business support one-to-ones will now take place online throughout April and May and are bookable through the UAL events page. Students can also email us for enterprise advice and guidance at enterprise@arts.ac.uk

Applications for International Start-up Visas will be going ahead as planned, with pitches likely to happen online. The deadline to apply will be 15 June 2020 and the application form will go live on the web page in the next few weeks. Students and recent graduates can attend a webinar on 22 April (1.30pm-3pm) for advice on how to apply for the start-up visa. 

Our annual Creative Enterprise Awards, which provide student and graduates with up to £5,000 funding and support for their businesses, will open as usual for applications in May 2020. 

Enterprise webinars on How to approach your dream clients and Create a marketing plan that gets you sales will take place on 22 and 29 April respectively. 

not just a shop

Students can now submit their Christmas card designs for the chance to get it manufactured sold in Tate shops in exchange for royalties. Apply online by 27 April

Students and graduates can still submit their products and artwork for the chance to get showcased and sold in not just a shop. Apply online by 6 and 27 July respectively

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