University of the Arts London accommodation
The University of the Arts London is a specialist University which focuses on art, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts – and our student accommodation is perfectly located for you to fulfil your dreams.
University of the Arts London (UAL) is a specialist University which focuses on art, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts.
It’s the largest of its kind in Europe, and as such has six different colleges as part of it across London! As a collegiate University, these different colleges all have different names, and these are Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Art and Design, the London College of Communication, the London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Art, all of which you may be familiar with.
There were initially seven independent arts, design, fashion and media colleges which went back many years and which were brought together to form the London Institute in 1986. In 2004, the University finally became the University of the Arts London as we know it today.
Now that the history lesson is over, you’ll be happy to know that the University does amazingly well in terms of helping its students set up their future careers. Each college has its own world-class reputation, and when you see some of the notable alumni as well as the accolades coming out of the institution, it’s easy to see why. The University shapes creative industries worldwide.
UAL has launched the careers of many creative and cultural leaders, including more than half of all Turner Prize nominees and half of the designers name British Designer of the Year. Graduates have also won BAFTA Awards, Academy Awards and many more of the highest accolades that could possibly be attained in the industry. As if that wasn’t enough, their artists and photographers have also been named in promising graduate lists and awarded several prestigious awards.
Diversity, individuality and innovation are at the heart of what UAL does, with a belief that these things feed the creativity that they aim to nurture. The University has a total of 19,000 students, and it’s actually the second most popular place for international students to head to in the UK. There are almost 9000 international students in total, from all kinds of countries including the USA, China, South Korea, Japan and Russia.
Our UAL accommodation puts you at the heart of the all the action so you can make the most of the incredible opportunities which will be afforded to you.
Because of the nature of the University, UAL does not just have one campus – no, the University is dotted all over London. There are numerous buildings in various parts of the city depending on the particular college you’ll be attending.
Facilities at each college campus are especially tailored to the course you’ll be studying, ensuring you make the most of your time with them. Everything is modern and centrally located so that you can make the most of both your studies and the inspiration that the city can offer to creative types.
Each college houses admirable facilities which include everything from letterpress machinery to studio theatres, and even various archives and collections. These works are important not only to students and graduates, but also the public as a whole. For example, Central Saint Martins has registered museum status, and there are also exhibition spaces at Chelsea College of Art and Design has two on-site exhibition spaces. There are plenty of experimental or creative galleries and other displays everywhere you turn.
The University of the Arts London also has many facilities you’d expect from a leading University. For example, there are libraries and even an SU, where you can truly gdet involved and immerse yourself in student culture. You’ll improve your social life, but also your working life as well.
Our University of the Arts London accommodation is right in the heart of London so you’ll be close by to all of the action, no matter which college you’ll be attending.
There aren’t many universities which can claim as much success in the creative arts and similar industries as UAL. Its 14,000 undergraduate students are incredibly well catered to and supported at every step of their journey. This adventure isn’t just an academic one – it’s a deeply personal journey which allows students to not only to succeed, but to excel.
When you study at University of the Arts London, you’ll not only be taught the best theory around, you’ll be able to access a wealth of practical experience in your field, and you’ll have help from the experts. The proof is in the pudding as they say with this University – alumni have gone on to glittering and glamorous careers full of fame and fortune, and most importantly, respect.
You will be given help with development along every step of the way, and you’ll learn important and transferrable skills for your future career, as well as the background and other important aspects of your industry. When you leave, you automatically join the UAL Alumni Association once you graduate - a global network of over 200,000 creative professionals.
It’s important when trying to network and juggle many different things at once that you’re located somewhere central. That’s why our UAL accommodation is the perfect choice for undergraduates.
If you want to truly cement yourself as one to watch in a creative industry of almost any kind, a postgraduate degree at the University of the Arts London may well be worth considering.
UAL does brilliantly in the league tables which matter most – their research has been graded world leading and international excellent, and better still, they rank in first place for Power in the Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory category.
University of the Arts London is the world's leading specialist creative university, and it plays host to the largest postgraduate arts and design community in Europe. When you undertake your postgraduate degree here, you’ll be joining plenty of like-minded individuals and together you will be supported (and support one another) in order to succeed.
You’ll make the very best possible connections, too, and will be able to get your face out there in industry by gaining practical experience in addition to the academic skills you may be taught.
Our University of the Arts London accommodation is ideally located and houses many others in the same situation as you, so you can thrive in the community it provides.
Our closest residence to:London
- Liberty Plaza 3.3 miles (walking) 2.2 miles (walking) 4.7 miles (walking) 2.2 miles (walking) 5.2 miles (walking) 2.1 miles (walking) 0.5 miles (walking)
- Liberty House – Sebastian Street 1.8 miles (walking) 1.5 miles (walking) 1.5 miles (walking) 1.6 miles (walking) 4.2 miles (walking) 0.1 miles (walking) 1.6 miles (walking)
- Liberty House – St John Street 1.7 miles (walking) 1.3 miles (walking) 1.5 miles (walking) 1.3 miles (walking) 4 miles (walking) 0.2 miles (walking) 1.6 miles (walking)
- Liberty Hall 2 miles (walking) 1.9 miles (walking) 1.5 miles (walking) 1.9 miles (walking) 4.4 miles (walking) 0.4 miles (walking) 1.5 miles (walking)
- Liberty Court 1.7 miles (walking) 1.1 miles (walking) 1.6 miles (walking) 1.1 miles (walking) 3.8 miles (walking) 0.5 miles (walking) 1.4 miles (walking)
Accommodation available in London
Liberty Plaza - London3.3 miles (walking) 2.2 miles (walking) 4.7 miles (walking) 2.2 miles (walking) 5.2 miles (walking) 2.1 miles (walking) 0.5 miles (walking)
Liberty Plaza is in one of London’s coolest neighbourhoods, near the buzzy streets of Shoreditch and Spitalfields. The residence offers an all-inclusive, truly premium service with 24-hour staff assistance and modern facilities, including a gym and dance studio.
Liberty Plaza is within walking distance from many of the city’s universities and colleges, including London Metropolitan University and Hult Business school. Other institutions like Kings College London, Coventry University London and the Central School of Ballet are just a short ride away on public transport, which is right on your doorstep.
Liberty House – Sebastian Street - London1.8 miles (walking) 1.5 miles (walking) 1.5 miles (walking) 1.6 miles (walking) 4.2 miles (walking) 0.1 miles (walking) 1.6 miles (walking)
Liberty House - Sebastian Street is in Clerkenwell: one of London’s most fashionable areas, with a vibrant atmosphere and plenty to do.
There are many universities close by, including City, University of London. Getting around is easy with Old Street and Barbican stations under 15 minutes’ away.
Our premium student accommodation offers a tranquil setting with spacious rooms to rest and work in. All bills are included in your rent and you can access the gym and all other facilities at Liberty Plaza and St John Street, free of charge.
Liberty House – St John Street - London1.7 miles (walking) 1.3 miles (walking) 1.5 miles (walking) 1.3 miles (walking) 4 miles (walking) 0.2 miles (walking) 1.6 miles (walking)
Popular with post-graduates and with its Zone 1 location, Liberty House - St John Street is ideal for students looking for premium all-inclusive accommodation. The residence offers a peaceful environment, recently refurbished rooms and an on-site gym.
There are plenty of underground stations nearby including Angel, Farringdon, and King’s Cross with travel links to Imperial College London.
Liberty Hall - London2 miles (walking) 1.9 miles (walking) 1.5 miles (walking) 1.9 miles (walking) 4.4 miles (walking) 0.4 miles (walking) 1.5 miles (walking)
Liberty Hall is situated on the banks of Regent’s Canal (in Angel), offering a serene setting in a bustling central location. All bills, contents insurance and access to the gym at St John Street or Liberty Plaza are included in your rent.
You’ll be close to many of the city’s universities including City, University of London and the University of the Arts London. Plus, transport links are all within minutes of your new home.
Liberty Court - London1.7 miles (walking) 1.1 miles (walking) 1.6 miles (walking) 1.1 miles (walking) 3.8 miles (walking) 0.5 miles (walking) 1.4 miles (walking)
Liberty Court is conveniently located in central London near to plenty of universities and art colleges, including King's College London and City, University of London.
There’s lots to do in the surrounding neighbourhood, but you’re well connected for transport when you need to travel too (Farringdon station is just 3 minutes away).
At our Liberty Court student accommodation, all bills and contents insurance are included in your rent, and you can access the gym at our St John Street residence free of charge.
Why choose Liberty Living?
The best choice for international students
Coming to the UK to study from abroad? Welcome! We love catering to students from all over the world and learning a thing or two about their culture. Luckily, we’ve already got plenty of experience with this as we currently have around 4,500 international students staying with us, so you’re certainly not alone.
When you stay with Liberty Living your safety is the most important thing to us. We understand that you’re a long way from home and you want to feel comfortable and secure at all times. We have amazing staff on hand 24 hours a day, from the Residence Team, right through to Security who’ll keep an eye out for you overnight as well as CCTV. Contents insurance covering your possessions is included as standard in your rent, so your stuff is protected, and any parcels you have delivered will be well looked after until you can come to collect them.
Of course, we want you to have fun and make the most of your time here, too. You can always come to us with any problems, or even just for a chat. A new country can be confusing, so we’ve got loads of tips for things to do, too – just ask! Many of our staff members are multilingual, so don’t be shy if English isn’t your first language; if we can’t immediately offer support in your native tongue, we’ll point you in the direction of someone who can. We’ll do our best to help you settle in and make friends, and we can point you in the right direction for any visa, welfare or University advice you may need.
We can’t wait to meet you!
We think we’re pretty great – but don’t worry, we can back it up, we promise! We’ve won tons of awards and we’re eager to win more, so you know you’re in good hands. From ‘Best Customer Service’ to ‘Best Private Halls Provider’, we have our fair share of accolades, so take a look below…
Finalist ‘Best Individual Accommodation in the UK’ 2019
Awarded ‘Best Halls of Residence in the UK’ 2018
Awarded ‘International Accommodation Quality Mark’ from 2012 – 2017
Shortlisted 'Best Private Halls Provider' from 2014 – 2017
Winner 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Student Broadband' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Learning Environment' 2016
Winner of the 'Contribution to the Student Experience' award 2016
Winner of the Rate Your Landlord 'Improvement Impact Award' 2015
Winner 'Best Learning Environment' 2015
Winner 'Best Student Broadband' 2015
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2015
Shortlisted 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2014
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2014
Winner of the 'Best Hall of Residence of the Year' survey 2013
Winner 'Best Customer Service' 2012
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Your Student Experience
Enhancing your Student Experience
Our dedicated Student Experience programme has been created to ensure that every single one of you has the best stay possible when you live with us. Whether it is coming along to our social events and activities to meet new people, getting involved in fundraising and volunteering for some amazing charities, or popping along to drop in sessions to seek advice on finances, wellbeing and careers, we have something for you.
We understand that University can sometimes be an overwhelming experience, but don’t worry our team are great at giving advice on and mediating in all kinds of welfare issues that you may experience, such as homesickness, difficulty in getting on with flatmates, noise complaints, relationship problems, partying too hard and having trouble with studies.
Also, if you need more guidance, we have great relationships with our University partners and their support departments to help and guide you.
Follow the link to find out more about our Student Experience programme.
Liberty Living operates in accordance with the National Code of Standards for student accommodation. The Code of Standards is run by ANUK (The Accreditation Network UK), the NUS, and Unipol Student Homes, and is supported by universities across the UK.
Liberty Living joined the Code of Standards to give our students peace of mind. You can be assured that you will enjoy a high standard of living in accordance with the Code of Standards, and a prompt resolution to problems should they ever occur when you stay at any of Liberty Living’s residences.
Liberty Living follow a distinct set of standards for our student accommodation, called the ANUK/Unipol National Codes. The purpose of these Codes, (membership of which is voluntary), is to provide students with professional housing services.
The standards chosen for the Codes reflect a balance of common sense obligations and responsibilities between landlords and tenants. They also reflect established best practice in the sector and are based on what an average student and their parents would expect of a good quality housing supplier. The standards are supported by the voice of students themselves through the National Union of Students.
What does being a member of the codes mean?
- Both parties can enjoy the benefits of good standards of housing management and practice.
- Misunderstandings and disputes are reduced.
- If problems do occur they can be promptly resolved.
- The independent complaints procedure operated by the Codes can be used for complaint resolution.
Looking for somewhere to stay over the summer months?
Stay with us this summer at one of our 46 residences across 17 cities in the UK. We offer both short-term and long-term stays.
Whether you’re planning to work, study, shop, attend a conference or explore further afield, we’re the perfect base for an affordable city centre break and offer a wide range of room options.
Did you know, you don't have to be a student to stay with us over the summer? All bills and internet access are included, and you’ll feel safe round-the-clock with our 24-hour security and on-site maintenance teams.
Unfortunately our summer availability period has now ended, we will have availability again from the start of 2019 so watch this space!