Student Help & Support

There’s loads of support available to you throughout your time at UAL.

Whether it’s about money, immigration, disability or mental health, we have a range of resources and staff on hand to provide professional, confidential and free help and advice.

  • Paint pots, Elaine Perks
    Paint pots, Elaine Perks

    Student diversity

    Find out more about support for LGBT and disabled students, as well as information around caring responsibilities, pregnancy and maternity, and faith observance.

  • Fashion illustrations by Courtney Burnan, BA (Hons) Fashion Illustration
    Work by Courtney Burnan, BA (Hons) Fashion Illustration. Photo by Alys Tomlinson

    Mental and physical health

    The Counselling, Health Advice and Chaplaincy Service offers personal, emotional, health and mental health support, as well as advice on spiritual, religious and faith-related matters.

  • Multi-coloured textiles by Kana Takahashi,  BA Textiles
    Work by Kana Takahashi, BA Textiles. Photo by Alys Tomlinson

    Prevention of harassment and sexual violence

    Support and guidance for students who have been affected by bullying and harassment, information about our work to prevent sexual violence, and details on how you can report an incident.

  • Hand drawing on paper
    Work by Florence Rochon-Lamy, BA (Hons) Fashion: Fashion Design with Knitwear. Photo by Ivan Jones

    Disability and dyslexia

    The Disability Service arranges adjustments, including Assistive Technology, and provides support for students who are disabled, dyslexic or have another Specific Learning Difficulty.

  • Books on a desk
    Work by Rebecca Derine, BA (Hons) Culture, Criticism and Curation. Photo by Alys Tomlinson

    Student fees and funding

    The Student Advice Service provides useful information and advice on funding options, living costs, budgeting, discounts and debt.

  • Textile designs by Harrison Butterworth, BA Textiles
    Textiles design by Harrison Butterworth, BA Textiles. Photo by Alys Tomlinson

    Immigration and visas

    Staff in the Student Advice Service can assist with guidance around visa applications, travelling abroad and visa options after completing your course.

  • Students in the library at Chelsea College of Arts
    Students in the library at Chelsea College of Arts. Photo by Monica Alcazar Duarte

    Academic support

    Library Services and Academic Support provide a wide range of facilities and resources, both online and in person, to assist you in your studies.

  • Students at the Language Centre
    Students at the Language Centre. Photo by Luke Potter

    Language Centre

    We value our international community of students and celebrate diversity; improve your English or learn a foreign language at the Language Centre.

  • Textiles by Katie Williams, BA Textile Design
    Work by Katie Williams, BA Textile Design. Photo by Alys Tomlinson

    Out of hours support

    If you need someone to talk to outside of normal working hours, or if you have an urgent issue relating to your accommodation, UAL buildings or IT, you’ll find contact details here.