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UAL Student Union - Employment Advice

Published 11.03.15 at 09:23

The Students' Union Advice Service helps UAL students understand and access their employment rights.

"We provide free, independent and confidential advice about most things to do with your rights at work. If your query falls outside of our area of knowledge we can signpost you to a service that can help, so it is always worth getting in touch."

The types of things they advise on are:- 

Unpaid internships - what to do if you've not been paid, or had a bad experience.

Placement students -your rights on your placement, and what you can do if something goes wrong.

Freelancer contracts - why do you need one and what are the types of things you should include?

Payment - what to do if your client is not paying up, can you claim interest?

Discrimination - are you being treated unfairly at work, what can you do about it?

Changes to your contract - what can you do if your boss changes your entitlements, what about if you have a zero hours contract?

Dismissals - we can advise about the fair process for disciplinary procedures, or what to do if you are dismissed.

We run lots of events throughout the year, from workshops to college advice drop-ins. If you would like us to come to your college and run a session, let us know. If you have any comments or suggestions about how we can improve our service, please get in touch.

For more information, or to book an appointment with our Employment Rights Adviser, please email advice@su.arts.ac.uk. You can also call us on 02075146270 and we run an advice drop in every day from 10-12 (very occasionally we have to cancel drop-in and so it is always advisable to contact the service on the day to make sure that drop-in is running).

**Please note that this service is available only to UAL students only**

Photography: some rights reserved by Laughlin Elkind


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