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Applications for UAL Insights

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Collaged image featuring photography by Thai Mahendrakumar.

Find out more and apply to UAL Insights.

UAL Insights is the University’s outreach programme offering young people access to our Colleges for creative activities and pre-university advice.

Our programmes are open to students studying art and design subjects at our partner schools and colleges.

Spring Schools are designed for 1st year Level 3 Diploma and A Level students.

Eligibility - who can take part

Students who meet one or more of the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Students whose parent(s) or guardian(s) have not completed a university degree
  • Students who live in a priority postcode area (using the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD), areas in deciles 1 to 4)
  • Students whose families receive benefits for living costs (including Universal Credit, Child Tax Credit, Free School Meals, Housing Benefit, Income Support, Income-based Job Seekers Allowance and Pupil Premium)
  • Looked after children and care leavers.

Please note: UAL students on the UAL Foundation programmes (Camberwell College of Arts and Central Saint Martins) are not eligible but are supported by UAL's Academic Support Teams.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our eligibility criteria:

Insights Post-16 programmes

Download the Insights programme 2022-23 timeline (PDF 5.4MB) for an overview of activities that take place in your 1st or 2nd year of Level 3 Diploma, AS or A Levels.

Eligibility criteria – can I take part?

You are likely to be eligible to join our programmes if you meet one or more of our eligibility criteria. You can check your eligibility by responding to the questions below:


What's next? Spring Schools

Applications for Spring Schools are now open. Download our Spring Schools 2022 application guide (7.7MB) to find out what's happening across our Colleges.

Need some pointers for completing our online application form? Watch Gavin's video for hints and tips.

Apply to Spring Schools

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