University of Arts London Widening Participation

University of Arts London Widening Participation

University of the Arts London believes that widening participation to art and design higher education is essential to nurturing the artists and designers of the future.

We work with students in partner schools and further education colleges in Greater London, whose parent(s) or guardian(s) have not completed a university degree.

We call our family of programmes and projects ‘UAL Insights’.

We are committed to widening participation at The Courtauld and to higher education in general. We therefore reserve the right to make differential offers to applicants from socio-economic groups that are under-represented in Higher Education.

Various outreach initiatives and events are run throughout the year to encourage students from all backgrounds to consider a degree in the history of art at The Courtauld.

Our approach

We design innovative learning programmes for 2 age groups: ‘pre-16’ and ‘post-16’. This means we can support students as they progress through different stages of their educational journey.

Our partnerships with schools and colleges are vital. By working together we can encourage young people to explore the range of study and career paths open to them.

Collaborations with cultural organisations and initiatives such as Autograph ABP, Cubitt Education, Camden Arts Centre, ICA and the National Arts and Design Saturday Club help us to bring together a diverse range of creative expertise and resources for our programmes and projects.