Alumni Benefits Card 2012


All UCL alumni are eligible to receive an Alumni Benefit Card, as are retired UCL staff members.

Please view the Card Holder Terms and Conditions for full details about eligibility, rights and responsibilities.

New Providers

To apply to become an Alumni Benefit and Services Scheme provider please complete the online application.

Please view the Provider Terms and Conditions for full details about eligibility, rights and responsibilities.

NB: As standard, the UCL Alumni Benefits and Services Scheme does not include discounts or offers for the following:

  • Financial services
  • Legal services
  • Care services

Benefits Card

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You will need to have your UCL alumni benefits card in order to take advantage of these offers. To apply for your free card, click here.

London Hotel Discounts

UCL has negotiated discounted rates with a number of hotels in the London Bloomsbury area. These include - Holiday Inn (Regents Park and Bloomsbury), Montague on the Gardens Hotel, Novotel St Pancras, The Radisson Edwardian and  Thistle Hotels (Barbican and Euston). To receive a full list of the hotels and your unique alumni discount code, please contact alumni@ucl.ac.uk.  You will need to show your UCL Alumni Benefits card upon arrival.

UCL Halls of Residence

UCL Alumni are offered 10% off UCL Halls of Residence accommodation (out of term).  Rates are between £30 to £40 a night, on a range of accommodation in central London from single and twin study rooms to self-contained flats, with catered and self-catered options available.  Click on the link above to book your accommodation.  You will need to show your Alumni Benefits card upon arrival.

Flat Club VIP


The UCL Club on FlatClub offers you exclusive access in the largest marketplace for affordable medium term accommodation. FlatClub is perfect when you need a place from a few weeks to a few months.

UCL Alumni enjoy an embedded booking discount of up to 33% off service fees and free use of UCL's VIP service when booking your next medium term stay. Visit http://flat-club.com/ucl-vip for VIP assistance booking your next stay.

You can also rent your own room, flat or home to verified club members from UCL and hundreds more top universities and companies. Visit http://flat-club.com/hosts to learn more.

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Cottages and villas offer a superb selection of over 13,000 holiday properties throughout the UK, France, Ireland and Italy. A self-catering cottage break is a great way to escape the everyday and enjoy the freedom of doing what you want. Choose a property with great facilities, enclosed garden, swimming pool maybe a great pub close by. Plus thousands of properties accept pets.

Book online at www.chooseacottage.co.uk/ula or call 0845 268 1303.
Alumni receive 10% discount when using code ALUM10

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From Alumni to Alumni: Alumni Businesses

Take advantage of a bespoke range of discounts provided by UCL alumni uniquely for Benefit Card holders.  To apply for your free card, click here.

Girls Travel Club

The Girls Travel Club is an online boutique providing everything the independent female traveller needs, whether it is a weekend glamping in Cornwall or six months in SE Asia. Set up by a UCL alumna, Becci Coombes-Burr (Archaeology, 1995), Becci's company specialises in natural and organic travel essentials, journals, clothing, gear and gadgets, plus providing lots of valuable travel advice. UCL alumni receive a 10% discount off all products.  Email us for your alumni discount code.

Becci's company also now includes Kidstravelclub.co.uk, speciailizing in everything you need to keep kids safe and happy at home and abroad, particularly things to keep them occupied! Bushcraft and outdoor gear for children; plus stationery, travel games, motion-sickness control and natural remedies to keep the grownups calm too...

Becci Coombes (UCL Archaeology, 1995) writes:

I loved my time at the Institute of Archaeology and am delighted to offer a discount to other alumni. Following two long trips back-packing around the world I started The Girls Travel Club as I realised there was a huge gap in the market for womens' travel gear, and now spend my time writing about travel, running my businesses and looking forward to my next holiday!

Russia Local

Russia Local Ltd is delighted to offer a 10% discount to UCL alumni and staff members for Russian language tuition. Set up by UCL alumnus Ignaty Dyakov (UCL Political Economics of Russia & Eastern Europe 2009), Russia Local offers one-to-one classes in London and on-line (current on-line students reside in France, Luxembourg, Austria, Russia, and China).

All courses are tailored to your needs, current language ability and deadlines. Tutors are native speaking qualified professionals (mostly with Master's Degrees and PhDs in Linguistics or Russian Philology) with many years of language teaching experience. The discounted hourly rate is £40.50 (for 2012-2013). To claim your discount please quote your UCL Alumni benefit card number when contacting the company.

Russia Local is also happy to offer a 10% discount on our translation services (from English, Chinese, French, Italian to Russian) for UCL alumni and organisations they work in (the primary contact should be made by the alumnus himself/herself). Rates start from £0.07 per word. Again, please quote your UCL alumni membership card number.

Contact via email info@russialocal.co.uk or by phone +44 (0) 207 1933 573. Further information is available on the company website http://www.russialocal.co.uk/en/


Hadrian Travel's See India Differently

See India Differently takes vacation travellers to undiscovered gems in style. Whether its heliskiing in the Himalayas, a honeymoon trip to the world's best beach in the Andaman Islands, or looking for the Big 5 on safari, we've got it! UCL alumni can avail of a $100 discount on all holiday bookings.

Look 4 Homes 2013


Look4homes.net are experts in helping you  find  your perfect home. Dreaming of a holiday ! Are you looking for a holiday home to rent in Rome or thinking of buying one in the Cilento ! Looking to get more income from your home! Why not advertise your home 4 rent or 4 sale to millions of potential guests worldwide. Look4homes.net are experts in the sector and dedicated to helping you.  Please visit our website and quote UCL1 in any correspondence.

Chiara Greaves (UCL Italian 1985) writes:

I was at UCL from 1981 -1985 Italian Dept and subsiduary subject, Classical Studies at the Institute of Archeology. I have very fond memories of my college days  from the cosmopolitan atmosphere to the long corridors, to the lessons with Prof Lepscky, to the Solarium and gym to the Uni shop to participating in  history of Art classes at the Slade school.

I am now running a small business dedicated to the real estate sector specialised mainly in holiday homes for rent and sale in particular in Italy where I am now residing. Being a former alumni I  would like to have the pleasure of offering a  5 % special  discount to all my fellow alumni  on all holiday homes 4 rent.

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Peter Sommer Travels

Founder: Peter Sommer (UCL History)
Discount: Exclusive 5% discount on all bookings
Booking: Visit Peter Sommer Travels and quote code: UCL/PST2012 

Peter Sommer Travels specialises in expert-led small group cultural tours in Turkey, Greece and Italy. We offer escorted gulet cruises, land tours and bespoke private holidays that explore the archaeology, culture and gastronomy of these countries.
Our trips have been rated one of the ‘100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life’ and one of the world’s ‘Top Ten Learning Retreats’ by National Geographic. 

NEW for 2014 - Archaeological/cultural tours

Greece - Exploring Athens: Archaeology, Culture and Food
Greece - Cruising the Dodecanese
Turkey - Walking and Exploring Cappadocia and the Land of the Hittites 

Peter Sommer Gulet (400)

Want a better sense of what our gulet cruises are like? See the travel feature in Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper just before Christmas about one of our trips in Turkey - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/travel/activities-and-interests/this-cruise-reminded-me-why-i-travel-in-the-first-place/article16069679/

Founder Peter Sommer studied for a PhD in UCL’s History Department before becoming a producer/director on a range of BBC TV documentaries and a specialist tour operator.
Michael Metcalfe has an MA and PhD in Ancient History from UCL, and has lived in Turkey, Greece and Italy while working as a lecturer and specialist tour operator. He is co-editor of the recent Blue Guide to the Aegean Islands and the forthcoming Blue Guide to Sicily.

NB: This discount can't be used in conjunction with any other offers

UCL Discounts

You will need to have your UCL alumni benefits card in order to take advantage of these offers. To apply for your free card, click here.

UCL Library

UCL alumni are entitled to a free reference ticket which gives you access to UCL’s main libraries. In addition an annual discounted subscription of £50 enables you to borrow up to five books at a time. You will need: proof of address AND photographic proof of identity AND your UCL Alumni Benefits Card (Membership Card) when making your application. Alumni wishing to take up the borrowing access should also bring in a passport-sized photograph, which is used to make up the borrowing card. For further information click here.

Lunch Hour Lectures

The UCL lunch hour lecture series comprise informative, entertaining and often controversial lunchtime lectures by UCL academics at the leading edge of their disciplies, covering a range of subjects. For further information click here.

UCL Bloomsbury Theatre

The UCL Bloomsbury theatre attracts some of the biggest names in comedy, drama and music. UCL alumni with a benefits card can take advantage of discounts off selected shows, and a standard discount off all student productions. For more information, click here or telephone +44 (0)20 7388 8822.

UCLU Union Bloomsbury Fitness

Even if you didn’t manage to join the join the gym as a student, it’s not too late! UCLU's gym has a top-of-the-range fitness suite including an extensive choice of cardiovascular and weight-training equipment. Additional facilities include two squash courts, a dojo and a studio. UCL alumni currently benefit from the non-student rate, applicable on daily, monthly, three-month, six-month or yearly fitness-suite memberships. For more information, view the membership page or email (bf.admin@ucl.ac.uk).

UCL Union

Despite no longer being a student, you and a friend can still drink in one of UCLU's vibrant bars and cafes serving a range of hot or cold food and drinks. UCLU bars and meeting rooms can also be hired for private functions such as birthday parties or seminars. You will need your alumni benefits card to gain access. For further information email (uclu-csactivity@ucl.ac.uk). 

C2 Reasons to be cheerful

If the job you have is not what you hoped it would be; if the job that you have is coming to an end; if another job seems to be appealing but unattainable; if you are between jobs; if you are without direction, without a plan, without inspiration, then why not come and find out about C2 Careers. We specialise in all of those ‘ifs’ and change them into ‘why nots?”.

UCL alumni receive a 15% discount on all of C2’s individual career coaching services

Stay in touch with your friends from UCL with your FREE UCL branded email account. Register now.

Upgrade to a full email account and get advanced spam filters, a fast and easy to use interface and the very best technical support for just £6 a year.

If you started at UCL before 1st September 2009 your '@ucl.ac.uk' account will finish 3 months after the completion of your studies.  You can then activate your FREE uclmail.net address by registering with the UCL Alumni Web Community and clicking into the Email For Life link.

If you started at UCL after 1st September 2009 you will be able to continue to use your '@ucl.ac.uk' email account for life for FREE.  Three months after you finish your course (during which time you will continue to have access to your student email account), your “reply-to” email address will change from name.yy@ucl.ac.uk to name.yy@alumni.ucl.ac.uk. Meanwhile you will continue to be able to:

  • have full access to the UCL email service including access to full Outlook mode and any data stored in your Skydrive or Office Live Workspace
  • reset your password via the UCL password service  (https://myaccount.ucl.ac.uk/)


You will need to have your UCL alumni benefits card in order to take advantage of these offers. To apply for your free card, click here.

Asia House
Asia House is the 'must visit' London centre for everyone who has an interest in the rich and varied cultures and economic vibrancy of Asia.  The centre offers a unique opportunity to gain a greater understanding of cultural, business and diplomatic interaction between Asia and Britain.  For further information, please visit their website or email: (enquiries@asiahouse.co.uk) for more details.

Avis Car and Van Rental

Avis is pleased to offer UCL alumni discounts of up to 10% on worldwide car rental.  You will need your alumni benefits card and a special code to access this discount (email alumni@ucl.ac.uk for the code). Then simply click here to make your discounted booking with Avis.


gosimply.com are offering University College London Alumni members a range of exclusive discounts on their travel services. Their easy-to-use, award-winning comparison site helps 1000s of people find the very best travel deals every week. Ensure your journey gets off to a great start.

Visit gosimply.com and enter the promo code 'UCLALUM' to activate the following:-

  • 20% discount on a comprehensive range of travel insurance policies
  • Grab a 10% discount on airport lounges for a slice of the VIP lifestyle
  • Enjoy a 5% discount on already jaw-droppingly low car hire prices

Money saving services for the local folk

If you're flying from Heathrow Airport, gosimply can make your pennies go that little bit further. Compare Heathrow parking and Heathrow hotels to guarantee the lowest prices.

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You no longer need a fat wallet for those travel essentials, gosimply makes comparing airport parking, airport hotels across 26 UK airports a breeze.

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Royal Institution

The Royal Institution is delighted to offer a range of discounts to UCL alumni on its usual membership rates.

All memberships provide individuals with a wide range of benefits including access to lectures, discourses, exhibitions and interactive activities. As a centre for discussion and debate, the Ri is a place to meet new people and discuss and see the latest most significant ideas in science and technology.

Benefits include:

  • Receive discounted tickets or free tickets to family fun days and Friday Evening Discourses.
  • Attend lectures and events that support your studies, career or areas of personal interest.
  • Invitation to book tickets for all members only events.
  • Personal tour of the Ri and its collection.
  • Regular email updates.
  • Reduced ticket price for all public events (up to 50% discount) and advanced notification of events and Christmas Lecture bookings.
  • Network with leading scientists, policy makers, media and STEM company professionals.
  • Meet and interact with other students and professionals.
  • Discount in Time & Space, the Ri cafe, bar and restaurant.
  • Regular members’ newsletters.
  • Discounted magazine subscriptions.
  • Discounted hotel room rates.

Offer for alumni: The Royal Institution is pleased to offer UCL alumni a 20%-50% discount on the cost of membership:

  • Faraday Membership for young people aged 14-25: £12 instead of £15 per annum
  • Full Membership: £76 instead of £95 per annum
  • Associate Membership: £24 instead of £30 per annum

Contact Details

How to Claim: For further information on how to join this stimulating and busy community, please contact Jane Wells (email jwells@ri.ac.uk or telephone (0)20 7670 2961).

Alternatively, join online using the promotion code - please email us for your code.


Lifelong Learning

For details of Continued Professional Development and short courses led by UCL please visit the UCL Connect Professional Development series for alumni.

The Mobile Academy

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Hatching a new business idea? Need to bring mobile know-how in to your business? 

Described by past participants as “a must if you are working in a new tech business” & where “I came out of each session with a toolkit that I used immediately at work the next day”, The Mobile Academy brings you the real need-to-know of mobile. Hosted by UCL & Mobile Monday London, The Mobile Academy is a 10 week, CPD certified, evening programme of talks, demos, workshops & surgeries across business, design & how to work with technology.

Sessions are delivered by industry experts who will share practical insights from case studies that you will not find in the text books. Expect to be attending along 40 people from different disciplines, at different career stages & with a broad range of ideas.

30th Sept to 2nd Dec 2014, Tues & Thurs evenings, 6.30pm to 9pm at Idea London, Shoreditch with a week off halfway through.
Prices start from £500 + booking fee with a special discount for UCL Alumni of 10%. Enter UCL at registration.

More info: themobileacademy.org.uk.

Every year we team up with a range of partners who offer discounts on their products. Register for an alumni benefits card today to start saving.

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