You'll meet some interesting, friendly people and the University has a cosmopolitan feel. London is a great place to work in. There are quite a few temporary and part-time posts, which provide a reasonable (though not great) income for people engaged in other art projects. You may even be able to work as you study and there are lots of opportunities to make brilliant career contacts.
Lack of funding has had an impact on the morale of staff and students. This university is struggling to balance its books and so the future of its employees is rather uncertain.
They're very flexible about the hours you work.
“Creative and rewarding ambience”
UAL has a vibrant, diverse community, full of interesting and creative people. Friendly, intelligent and articulate colleagues, passionate about striving to deliver the best-quality arts education there is. Some stunning locations in the capital. Open-minded working enviornment.
Pay is not great, and job security is always a worry. Budget constraints often sap your energy and get you down. Board members and senior leaders often do not seem to share the same vision that teachers, staff and students have of the institution. Often, they seem a little passionless.
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