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Knowledge Exchange

Forest Coats Fashion Show at Arbeit Studios Leyton Green, part of the Making for Change: Waltham Forest project. Photographer: Adam Razvi.

Sharing knowledge and creating value for society, the economy and our environment

Knowledge Exchange (KE) is how we work with external partners to create positive change.

We collaborate with:

  • businesses
  • charities
  • governments
  • local communities
  • universities.

Our key values are social justice and sustainability. We welcome new partnerships and activities focused on these areas.

Our strategy

Knowledge Exchange is one of UAL’s key priorities and is connected to the 4 pillars of the UAL Strategy 2015-2022.

Our KE Strategy 2021-2026 (PDF 4MB) directly responds to the challenges set up in the strategic area of World Leading Research and Enterprise.

We create and apply knowledge that:

  • develops our disciplines,
  • makes a positive contribution to society and the economy,
  • generates new sources of income to support our academic ambitions.

Read a short version of our KE Strategy 2021-26 (PDF 805KB).

Current KE projects

Group photo of students and academics in front of an old building
Photography credits: Bartek Dworski for Co-design Your Place. Images taken before the Covid-19 pandemic.


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Press enquiries

Alexandra Rodriguez-Cifre
Communications Executive

Terms of engagement

We are committed to providing a high-quality experience for all our students, staff and external partners.

We also value all potential partnering enquiries and we want to make the process of getting in touch with us as straightforward as possible.

Read more about our terms of engagement