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UCAS Y000

Arts and Sciences BASc 3 years

The three-year programme of core courses, major and minor pathway and internship.

UCAS Y001

Arts and Sciences with Study Abroad BASc 4 years

The three-year programme plus an additional year abroad.

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The Department

The Department of Arts and Sciences is led by the Programme Director, Carl Gombrich, who shares overall responsibility for the progress and behaviour of all the BASc students with the Departmental Tutor, Dr Graham Woodgate.

The BASc Office is located in room G14, 1-4 Malet Place.

Departmental Staff

The staff listed below are the main staff within the department.

Title
Name
Contact Details
Office hours
Programme Director
Carl Gombrich
c.gombrich@ucl.ac.uk
020 7679 1155
Room B3, 33-35 Torrington Place
Mondays, 4-6pm
Administrative Manager
Amanda Cater
a.cater@ucl.ac.uk
020 3108 1190
Room B5, 33-35 Torrington Place

Tuesdays, 4-5pm

Fridays, 3-4pm

Departmental Administrator Cristy Meadows
c.meadows@ucl.ac.uk
020 7679 1313
Room G14, 1-4 Malet Place
Mondays, 11am-12pm
Wednesdays, 2-4pm
Thursdays, 11am-12pm
International and Affiliates Manager
Owain Evans
o.evans@ucl.ac.uk
020 7679 2573
Room G14, 1-4 Malet Place
Mondays, 11am-12pm
Wednesdays, 2-4pm
Thursdays, 11am-12pm
Departmental Tutor
Dr Graham Woodgate
g.woodgate@ucl.ac.uk
020 3108 9715
Room 212, 51 Gordon Square
Thursdays, 3-5pm
Chair of Exam Board
Prof. Stephen Price
s.d.price@ucl.ac.uk
020 7679 4606
Room 340, Christopher Ingold Building
Mondays, 4-5pm
Fridays, 10-11am

If you want to meet with a member of departmental staff outside of their stated office hours, then please email them directly to arrange an alternative suitable time.

Pathway Representatives

Each pathway has at least one representative for each year of study. Contact details and office hours for each representative are listed below by pathway. 

Cultures

Name
Contact Details
Office hours
Dr Chiara Ambrosio
(Years 1 and 3)
c.ambrosio@ucl.ac.uk
020 7679 0166
Room 1.2, 22 Gordon Square
Thursdays, 1-3pm
Dr Federica Mazzara
(Years 1 and 2)
f.mazzara@ucl.ac.uk
020 3108 1082
Room 140, Foster Court
Fridays, 10.30am-12.30pm
Sara Wingate-Gray (Year 2)
sara.wingate.gray.09@ucl.ac.uk
020 7679 3887
Room B08, 18 Gordon Square
Thursdays, 1.45-2.45pm

Health and Environment

Name
Contact Details
Office hours
Dr Vassilis Georgiadis
(Year 2)
v.georgiadis@ucl.ac.uk
Please email Vass to arrange an appointment
Prof. Vince Walsh
(Years 1 and 3)
v.walsh@ucl.ac.uk
Please email Vin to arrange an appointment

Sciences and Engineering

Name
Contact Details
Office hours
Dr Simon Banks
(Year 2)
s.t.banks@ucl.ac.uk
020 7679 4511
Room 124b, Christopher Ingold Building
Tuesdays, 3-4pm
Thursdays, 3–4pm
Prof. Steve Price
(Years 1 and 3)
s.d.price@ucl.ac.uk
020 7679 4606
Room 340, Christopher Ingold Building
Mondays, 4-5pm
Fridays, 10-11am

Societies

Name
Contact Details
Office hours
Dr Elodie Douarin (Year 1)
e.douarin@ucl.ac.uk
020 7679 8822
Room 528, 16 Taviton Street
Tuesdays, 1-3pm
Dr Richard Mole
(Year 3)
r.mole@ucl.ac.uk
020 7679 8809
Room 508, 16 Taviton Street
Wednesdays, 10am-12pm
Asmaa Soliman (Year 1)

asmaa.soliman.11@ucl.ac.uk


Tuesdays, 2.30-4.30pm
Held in the Tutorial Room in 1-4 Malet Place
Sara Wingate-Gray
(Year 2)
sara.wingate.gray.09@ucl.ac.uk
020 7679 3887
Room B08, 18 Gordon Square
Thursdays, 1.45-2.45pm
Dr Graham Woodgate
(Year 2)
g.woodgate@ucl.ac.uk
020 3108 9749
Room 212, 51 Gordon Square
Thursdays, 3-5pm

If you need to meet with your Pathway Representative outside of their stated office hours, then please email them to arrange a suitable alternative time.

Departmental Tutor

The Departmental Tutor, Graham Woodgate, is responsible for overseeing both your academic progress and your general and personal well-being.

As well as acting as a Societies Pathway Representative for the 2014/15 academic year, his duties include:

  • Providing you with advice on a wide range of academic and personal issues
  • Ensuring that your requests for references for both jobs and your internship(s) are satisfied. You also request a reference from another member of BASc staff, e.g. the Programme Director or your Persona Tutor.
  • Ensuring meetings are taking place between Personal Tutors and their tutees. If these are not taking place, then the Departmental Tutor will follow this up.
  • Maintaining records of illness and similar matters which might affect your academic performance and then preparing a summary on these Extenuating Circumstances for use by the Chair of the Board of Examiners.
  • Providing reports to the Faculty on academic performance and ability to progress to the following year for all students.
  • Acting as your first point of contact if you have a complaint or grievance.
  • Helping you if you have any problems of an academic or personal nature which cannot be resolved with your Personal Tutor.

A full explanation of the Departmental Tutor role can be found in the Academic Manual at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/academic-manual/part-5/departmental-tutors

Personal Tutors

A Pathway Representative will also act as your Personal Tutor. Personal Tutors are responsible for both the academic and the general welfare of their students and are available for consultation either during their office hours or by appointment.

You should contact your Personal Tutor on matters such as course module selection, changing from one course unit to another, academic difficulties, personal or financial difficulties or anything that is affecting your academic progress or well-being in the Department.

All first year students must meet with their Personal Tutor at least five times during the academic year and second and third year students should meet with their Personal Tutor at least three times during the academic year.

The first meeting will take place during induction week to finalise your course choices and you will also need to meet at the beginning of Term 3 (after Easter) to discuss your course choices for Year 2. The timing of the other three meetings is up to you and you can meet with your Personal Tutor more than five times a year.

Although your Personal Tutor is your first point of contact for academic or personal problems, you can also meet with them to discuss other things. For example, advice on an essay you’re writing, discussing issues from an interdisciplinary perspective or practicing maths questions with them!

Departmental Prizes

Each year, the following prizes are available to first year BASc students:

Best academic performance per pathway
4 x £100 prizes
Interdisciplinarity - best performance in the Core modules
1 x £100 prize
Outstanding contribution to the life of the BASc programme
1 x £100 prize
Prizes for excellent work at the end-of-year interdisciplinary lab conference (BASC1004)
£20 to each member of the best team(s)