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The University

Our Wick Park student accommodation serves a variety of universities in the surrounding area, amongst them the University of the Arts London (UAL).

The UAL is an award-winning collegiate university consisting of 6 colleges including the Chelsea College of Arts, the Creative Computing Institute, the Social Design Institute, the Decolonising Arts Institute, and the Fashion Textiles and Technology Institute.

The University of the Arts London specialises in the creative disciplines, such as arts, design, fashion and the performing arts. It’s home to over 19,000 students, mostly international students, and has been affectionately described as “the world’s biggest factory for making trouble.”

Our Wick Park UAL student accommodation is conveniently located right on the doorstep of The London College of Fashion. Its new single campus in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will open in Stratford in September 2023. There it will continue to be a creative institution, nurturing creative talent in fashion design, media and business education, as it has done for the last century. At the London College of Fashion you’ll be able to study courses as diverse as Fashion Photography, Embroidery, Cosmetic Science, and the Psychology of Fashion, to name but a few options!

Whatever course you decide to study, you’ll be surrounded by the artistic cream of the crop when you stay at our Novel UAL private accommodation.

An Excellent Reputation

The University of the Arts London is a fun and exciting place to study while staying at Wick Park UAL accommodation, and it’s also widely acclaimed.

Its 6 colleges have received awards for high teaching standards, and UAL is ranked amongst the best in the world for student satisfaction – possibly because 56.5% of graduates find a job upon graduation.

In 2022 UAL came 2nd in the world for Art and Design, according to the QS World University Rankings, for the fourth consecutive year.

It achieved 19th place in the Guardian’s 2023 University Guide and continues to climb the prestigious league table with each passing year.

UAL was also named the 7th Greenest University in the UK – the country’s highest-ranking arts university –  by People & Planet’s University League, and it is number 84 in the Complete University Guide league tables for 2019.

Living at our Wick Park UAL student accommodation, you’ll be in good company. The university boasts some incredible alumni, amongst them Alexander McQueen, Gilbert & George, Richard Hamilton, Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo and Antony Gormley to name a few.

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