Join In

We’d love to have your contributions to this site as you’re the experts in being a student in London and UAL. We’re looking for your advice to help other students. Whether you’ve just finished an amazing project, found the best cafe in London or struggled with the pressures of living away from home, we want to hear your story.

You can add a film, drawing, story, poster or whatever you like to Commonplace directly with one of the templates below. Your article will be moderated and we'll contact you once it’s published.


Post an Advertisement to Swap Shop (our online noticeboard) either asking or offering to share skills, flat shares or anything else (legal) you can think of!


You can use Articles for any content that isn't covered by the specific content types listed below.


Use Recipe to share your cooking secrets with others. Often students have only basic cooking facilities and are on a tight budget, so recipes that are inexpensive and easy to make are really useful.

Where I Live

Answer a few questions about your neighbourhood to help fellow students decide where they might want to live.

Who I Am

There are many different types of people who come to study in London for many different reasons. Answer some questions that will help other students get to know you.