University of the Arts London

“We believe greater staff ethnic and cultural diversity will help us to distinguish UAL as a dynamic, global university dedicated to equality of opportunity,” Stephen Reid, Deputy Vice Chancellor & Race Champions Forum Chair.

University of the Arts London (UAL) is made up of six colleges:

  • Camberwell College of Arts
  • Central Saint Martins
  • Chelsea College of Arts
  • London College of Communication
  • London College of Fashion
  • Wimbledon College of Arts

UAL attracts students from all over the world, as a result it’s important to attract and promote black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff to reflect back the diversity of these students. Our success comes from a diverse community, which contributes to our long established global reputation for producing outstanding work in arts, design and communications.

Fairness, diversity and inclusivity are at the heart of everything we do and we have put in place various initiatives, which include:

Anonymous Shortlisting

A policy of anonymous shortlisting to ensure that everyone, including black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, applying for a role at the university is selected without any preconceived bias or favouritism.

Interview Panellists Pool

The Interview Panellists Pool exists to help ensure UAL has diverse interview panels and is a key part of the recruitment process. All our recruiting managers are encouraged to ensure a BAME representative is included on their interview panel. The Pool is open to all UAL staff from BAME backgrounds who receive training in recruitment and selection. Members of the Pool gain a range of professional development opportunities, including learning about how different departments operate and working closely with senior managers and department heads from other areas of the university.

The en>route programme

UAL’s en>route programme of initiatives helps us to attract, develop and support professionals from under-represented BAME backgrounds. The programme includes training, development, mentoring and networking events for external industry professionals curious about careers in arts, design and communications higher education. Join the en>route mailing list to receive job alerts, updates on race equality in higher education and development opportunities.

Find out more about what we are doing to promote and support student and staff diversity by visiting this page.