It is a UAL priority to close the attainment gaps which exist for particular groups of students by 2022. In particular the university is focusing on the attainment of Black, Asian and minority ethnic students, international students and working class students. 

The UAL Attainment Conference in July 2018 provided a space for staff, from all colleges and services, to come together to understand the strategic and systematic approach the university is taking to achieve this goal.

It allowed staff to share practice and gain confidence in effecting the change that is needed to close the gaps, building on existing attainment work, platforms and initiatives from across UAL.