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Awards, funding and mentoring

Preparing for a Pitch

If you're a UAL student or graduate, our range of funding, mentoring and advice could help you get your business off the ground.

Find out about UAL's mentoring and graduate entrepreneur visa schemes as well as scholarships and business development programmes.

Start-Up Graduate Entrepreneur Visa

  • Graduate Entrepreneur Visa

    Start-Up Graduate Entrepreneur Visa

    Want to set up your own business? UAL can help you apply for a Start-up Visa to stay in the UK after graduation.

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    Wood furniture by Qian Ou. Photo by Nicki Szlovak.

    Creative Business Accelerator

    The Creative Business Accelerator is a programme of business development for UAL graduates (up to 5 years after graduation).

  • Funding

    Funding advice

    Careers and Employability offers advice on funding bodies for graduate and students considering starting a business.

  • Mentoring at Artsmart 2015 with Sharmadean Reid
    Photographer: Ivan Jones. Designer: Adam Hayes.,


    Find out more about UAL's mentoring scheme - matching students with professionals for support and guidance.

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    Mustafa Boga, MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins. Photo Alys Tomlinson.

    Creative Enterprise Awards

    Apply for a grant of up to £5,000 plus a share of prizes including: showcasing, industry mentoring and business training.