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Health and Safety Information
The Health and Safety Officer is Owain Evans, who is based in room G14, 1-4 Malet Place (ext: 32573).
Anyone suffering or observing an accident in the Common Room should report it to the Departmental Safety Officer (Owain Evans) and obtain an accident report form. The completed form is then returned to Owain for forwarding to the College Safety Office. Serious accidents should be reported immediately to the Safety Office (ext: 28820).
In all emergencies, phone 222.
Fire safety and Emergency Evacuation
If you discover a fire, phone 222 and sound the firm alarm.
Evacuate the department via the fire escapes.
Assemble in the South Quadrangle / South Junction (near the Print Room Café).
If the firm alarm sounds, evacuate the department via the fire escapes and assemble in the South Quadrangle / South Junction. DO NOT block the exits from the building.
There is a scheduled fire drill due to take place at 9.55am on Thursday 24 October. When the fire alarm sounds, follow the instructions above.
The department’s First Aider is Amanda Cater (ext: 51190). Please contact her if first aid is needed. Outside of office hours, you should visit the UCH Accident and Emergency Department.
In the event of a major injury, phone 222 from any UCL phone, state your location, telephone number and details of the accident. Obtain assistance from the nearest First Aider.
A First Aid box is situated in room G14, 1-4 Malet Place.
Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted anywhere in the Department or in any UCL building. Please also ensure that you do not smoke near doors or windows.
The use of mobile phones is permitted in the Common Room only. All phones should be switched off / put on silent when in lectures or seminars.
Do not leave personal belongings unattended as UCL does not accept responsibility for loss of students’ personal property. Enquiries regarding lost property should be made at the Customer Services Centre which is located on the ground floor of Foster Court.
UCL’s location makes it difficult to entirely prevent the access of unauthorised people to College premises. If you see anybody acting suspiciously, please inform either the Departmental staff or the Security Office (ext: 37111).
UCL’s Green Policy
Please try and help us meet our target of reducing our carbon emissions. You can view UCL’s commitment to going green at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/greenucl
UCL has implemented a waste management strategy that emphasises recycling to reduce the amount of waste we generate. Non-recyclable items such as food, waxed paper and polystyrene must be put into bins with black liners as this goes to landfill. Anything that can be recycled, e.g. paper, card, glass, cans and most plastic, should be put into bins with clear bin liners.
There is also a food waste recycling bin in the kitchen of the common room. All food waste, used tea bags and coffee grounds should be put into this bin so that it can be turned into compost.
Many rooms across UCL have had energy efficient lighting installed. The lights in the common room and kitchen are designed to come on when somebody enters the room. If you are last out, please ensure you switch them off fully to save power.
UCL’s policy is to use recycled paper for all UCL business. In addition, email and the internet are more frequently used to convey information and save paper. Please try to save paper by only printing when necessary and by printing / photocopying double-sided when possible.
You will be given a form to complete regarding data protection during the first week of term or you can pick one up from the BASc Office (G14, 1-4 Malet Place). With reference to the Data Protection Act (1998), you should note the following:
Photographs / videos
- Your photography will be made available via Portico to members of staff.
- We may wish to display photographs / videos of department activities for publicity purposes.
- The UCL Development Office may wish to use your photograph in a UCL publication, e.g. as a news item or to publicise a future event.
- Students’ email addresses are publicly available in the UCL online Directory.
- Other contact details held by the Department or in Portico are available only to members of UCL staff and will not be disclosed to anybody else without your express permission.
- The Department may wish to publish student names and UCL email addresses on its website, e.g. for members of the Staff-Student Committee.
- Any records generated when you access e-learning resources, such as Moodle, are subject to the Data Protection Act.
- Marked written work will be returned to you in person. Essays not collected by the end of the year will be disposed of confidentially.
- Degree results will be displayed, by student or candidate number only, on the notice board in the common room. You will receive your individual examination marks in a final transcript from the Examinations section of Registry and Academic Services.
- The Department will confirm your student status to outside agencies, such as landlords.
- If you wish your tutor to give references for a prospective employer, please ask permission before giving their name.
- If you have any concerns about the use of your personal information by the Department or UCL, please contact the Undergraduate Officer, Cristy Meadows, in the first instance.