A fab short film about our Pop-up Coffee Bar at Camberwell…

This short film explains how the creation of a pop-up coffee bar at Camberwell was the perfect opportunity to think creatively about sustainability and student engagement.

Film by Luca Beckerson.

We have been nominated by the UK Event Awards!

Our team are nominated for the UK Event Awards...

Our team are nominated for the UK Event Awards…

Accommodation Services hosts the UK’s leading events programme which has been nominated in the ‘UK Event Awards’ for the second year running. Over the past year the events programme has gone from strength to strength and students have organised many events including; trips to European cities, charity events, UK day trips, health awareness days, ‘Be Green’ week, international celebrations days and local community engagement activities. Read more about the award here.

Accommodation Team makes a difference in the local community…

Getting stuck in for a good cause

Getting stuck in for a good cause

Creating a public workshop space for artists, makers and the community…

The Social Programme recently teamed up with the Mayor of London’s ‘Team London’ campaign and Create London, who help local artists connect more closely with communities. The team all came together on Saturday 24th September to help renovate the Old Manor Park Library in Newham (which is Grade II listed). The project aims to turn the building into a publicly accessible workspace for artists, makers and the community. The team were delighted to help such a worthwhile project and make a difference in the local community.

Both students and staff rolled up their sleeves and picked up a paint brush to show their support. Find out more about this project and discover how you can get involved.

New murals celebrate UAL Talent…

Spot the Elephant!  Photo by the Artist, Sylvia Moritz

Spot the Elephant! Photo by the Artist, Sylvia Moritz

At UAL’s new residences in Elephant & Castle (Highline Building) and Finsbury Park (Sketch House), Sylvia Moritz – a recent graduate of the Camberwell BA Graphic Design course – was commissioned by the Estates Team to provide bespoke wall murals  in the common rooms. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome Weekend 2015

Welcome! Photos by Alan Gardiner; SB, Maria Clara Lorusso

Welcome! Photos by Alan Gardiner; SB; Maria Clara Lorusso

As we approach the start of the new academic year, Accommodation Services opened the doors of UAL’s 13 Halls of Residence to new students on Saturday 5th September for our annual Welcome Weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Everything you need to know about…. Assembling an Easel!

Move over Spielberg!

Move over Spielberg!

As part of the ‘Refresh’ project face-lift that our shops and canteens are currently undergoing, new display board easels have been designed and produced in-house for presenting menus and other information . Here is the fun video that has been sent to staff at all of our sites, showing how to set them up,  and giving important health and safety information on their use.

Movie by Luca Beckerson

Camberwell’s exciting new Pop-Up Canteen Collaboration

Project & Design Team

From L-R: Luca Beckerson; Agne Burneikaite (both UAL Retail/Catering); Daniel Wallis – Senior Maker and Finishing Specialist; Martin Price – Senior Product Designer; Jan Hendzel – Director – Hendzel Design Studios. Image by Alex Scott.

As you may now be aware, UAL is investing in a major re-development of Camberwell College, upgrading the College’s facilities including the creation of larger studios and teaching spaces, a new lecture theatre, gallery, and fully accessible entrance, as well as on-site student accommodation.


Clever Japanese Joinery – Image by Fergus Coyle

In order to create these brand new facilities, the existing workshop block and canteen have been cleared, and a temporary refectory is being put into place for the start of the new term, before evolving into its final form once the redevelopment is completed in 2017.

Render and Mock ups

3D Render of student sink area and sketch of servery area. Images by Luca Beckerson.

As part of this exciting project, the University has teamed up with Hendzel Design Studio, a UAL Alumni operated furniture design company to work alongside the retail and catering team with a view create a fantastic, bespoke suite of canteen furniture (benches, tables, stools and stackable chairs) as well as informing the University’s approach to sustainability with regards future canteen concepts and design.


Hendzel Design Studio. Image by Fergus Coyle.

The overall theme of the cafe interior will reference the 1970s heritage of the College building whilst taking a modern approach to sustainability and the environment by incorporating sustainable design and construction practises:  The collection of furniture and counters will be sourced and constructed of both reclaimed wood (within 35 miles of the assembly site) and Forest Steward Commission (FSC) approved wood in its entirety.

Prototype Chairs

Early form prototypes of A-Frame stackable chairs. Image by Alex Scott.

Additionally, as part of University’s commitment to student participation and engagement, Hendzel Design Studio will be working with Camberwell course leaders to arrange small group extracurricular involvement with students including workshops with MA Designer Maker students.

The project is to be completed in 2 sections, the first will be the temporary Pop-Up Coffee Bar positioned in what was the reception and gallery space within the 70’s block, and the second will be the relocation, expansion and evolution into the new Camberwell canteen in the brand new Academic Extension building.

The Camberwell Pop-up Coffee Bar is scheduled to open 07/09/15.


ISO 50001 – An important message from our Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Stephen Reid…

UAL has made a commitment to reducing its carbon footprint by a whopping 22% by 2016, and in order to demonstrate that we procure, consume, manage and report utility consumption in line with best practice standards, is currently seeking accreditation for ISO 50001, the internationally recognised standard for energy management.

In this short film, our Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Stephen Reid offers some words of encouragement to staff and students.

ISO50001 Movie

ISO50001 Movie

For more information on Sustainability at UAL, and how you can get involved, visit Meet The Tide.


Construction is well underway at Camberwell…

As you can see from this timelapse footage, the builders have been hard at work at CCA, where our brand new halls of residence will shortly begin rising from the ground…

Timelapse Footage of new Halls of Residence build at CCA

Timelapse Footage of new Halls of Residence build at CCA

For more information and FAQs on this project, please visit the Camberwell Blog.


Birds-eye view of new student accommodation progress at Camberwell

Time-Lapse Camera at Camberwell

Pigeon-eye view

The Estates team braved gusty conditions on the roof at CCA’ s Peckham Road site this week to install a time lapse camera which will cover the progress of our brand new student accommodation and learning zone on the expanded site over the next two years.

The footage taken from the camera should provide great pictures of how developer Hollybrook are getting on, as well as providing an interesting insight into the construction process of a new building.  Work has begun this week to clear the site by demolishing the sheds to the rear of the College.  We will post updates here on a monthly basis as well as sharing with UAL and Camberwell Comms teams.