London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

Westminster | South East England

Creative City

Ucas code: U65

Located in the heart of the West End, London College of Fashion's rich heritage and responsiveness to changes in design practice have positioned it as a global provider of fashion education, research and consultancy. The College's work is centred on the development of ideas: students use fashion alongside historical and cultural practice to challenge social, political and ethical agendas.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 90 comments (26 students)
    • Academic Experience

      The content of my course (Access to HE Fashion) is great. It really prepares you for a degree course and ensured that I met...

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      2013, 1st year, Clothing/Fashion Design

      Academic Experience

      The content of my course (Access to HE Fashion) is great. It really prepares you for a degree course and ensured that I met the criteria when applying for a degree course. Although tutors weren't very accessible outside of class we did get good feedback from them throughout the year. We are required to do a variety of work. Although most task/projects are very creative we did have written work too.

      2013, 1st year, Clothing/Fashion Design

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    • Academic Experience

      We have really interesting tutors and lectures. I remember this one time I was hungover and I still made it to class, and even...

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      2013, 1st year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      We have really interesting tutors and lectures. I remember this one time I was hungover and I still made it to class, and even though I was dying to sleep, I was so mesmerized and inspired by the lecture, I was really proud I chose this uni and this course. We have classes 3 times in a week, so we have flexibility to work alongside the course. I think our course is fairly organized and each term the kind of work we are given is even more challenging and most of all, we are constantly learning even though I hate that we have to learn cultural studies, a subject I hate. We don't have exams but have essays and projects due, our creative skills are also tested as we are taught to view our work not only from a business point of view but also from a design aesthetic, which I think is incredible. Also, the tutors are very helpful and extremely supportive and they make sure you understand what youre lacking in, and what you could have done better but at the same time, they will praise you for a job well done. I'm doing Fashion PR, probably should have mentioned that before, but the Creative Opportunities page does help us a lot, as part of one of our projects was to be a part of London Fashion Week, and both of my internships I got through applying from this page.

      2013, 1st year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Sport

      Ual is a very big university with 6 colleges arround london. You can study anything related to art including fashion courses....

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      2014, 2nd year, Illustration

      Sport

      Ual is a very big university with 6 colleges arround london. You can study anything related to art including fashion courses. There is the student union who provideds activities, support and help. They have lots of clubs in sport, art and subject related. The colleges themselves have great support facilities, industry guest speakers, networking events, careers support and advice. Job boards, creative oppertunities. The colleges provide cross course tecnical anf creative workshops. The staff are very helpfull and friendly, they support you in many ways. I'm really happy with my choice.

      2014, 2nd year, Illustration

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    • The downside

      Scholarly education, since only social studies teachers are professors, or acquianted with academic studies

      2012, 2nd year, Economics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      The tuition I received was poor. The amount of time each student got to spend with each tutor was abysmal, and I felt like I...

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      2012, 3rd year, Photography

      The downside

      The tuition I received was poor. The amount of time each student got to spend with each tutor was abysmal, and I felt like I could have easily taught myself the same amount. Facilities are brilliant, but there is simply not enough space or for example, items available to hire, to supply demand. Although London is a fantastic city to study in, it also has it's downfalls - the universities buildings are so spread out across the city that it is hard to develop and maintain a real 'community' atmosphere, which I never once felt as part of this university. As a result, I think many students remain only on the periphery of the university 'experience'.

      2012, 3rd year, Photography

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    • Everyday expenses

      It really depends on how good/bad you are with money and if you work or live on parents income. It is possible to handle money...

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      2012, 1st year, Illustration

      Everyday expenses

      It really depends on how good/bad you are with money and if you work or live on parents income. It is possible to handle money wisely while on the other hand London has many temptations.

      2012, 1st year, Illustration

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

37%

LOW

Creative

93%

HIGH

Varied union activities

42%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

73%

MED

Sporty

12%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Student score 72% LOW

Overall student satisfaction

75%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

17,135

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

82%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

6%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

74%

of students are female

Young / Mature

15%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

45%

of students here are from outside the UK

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