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Why UCL?

UCL's strength across teaching and research has secured it's place amongst the world's leading academic institutions. 21 Nobel Prize winners have come from the UCL community. It is a modern, outward looking institution committed to engaging with the major issues of our times. UCL is one of the world's best multidisciplinary universities with 34% of UCL students coming from outside of the UK, attracted from nearly 140 countries around the globe. Click on the links below to find out why it makes sense to come to UCL to engage and recruit motivated, forward thinking graduates.


As an employer you need to know data about UCL's student body. Please go to the student statistics pages for more information about this.

Rankings and League Tables

  • UCL is ranked fourth in the world's top ten universities by the QS World University Rankings (2010).
  • In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) UCL was rated the best research university in London, and third in the UK overall, for the number of its submissions which were considered of ‘world-leading quality’.

For more information about how UCL compares with other academic institutions see QS World University Rankings.


UCL embraces a diverse community of students. More information about the make-up of the UCL student community, such as gender and ethnicity, can be found using our student statistics data.

UCL Careers Service cannot promote events for any individual group as we enable all students to have the opportunity to attend their preferred events. However, in some circumstances, we target specific disciplines of level of student providing access is allowed to any other student.  If you want to attract only certain groups to an activity you may wish to contact particular UCL clubs and societies to see if they can help you with this.

UCL News

Updated news from UCL can be found on the UCL News pages.

For the latest UCL News on Twitter go to UCL News on Twitter.

Clubs and Societies

UCl has a host of clubs and societies ranging from groups for students of different nationalities to political, campaigning and special interest groups. Many of these clubs and societies will be interested in working with employers to gain sponsorship and input for their services and events. UCL Careers Service is not able to deal with clubs and societies on your behalf but you can contact them directly. You will find contact details of each of the clubs and societies by clicking on the relevant links under the directory on the Clubs and Societies page of the UCL Union website.

UCL Faculties and Academic Departments

UCL's research and teaching is organised within a network of faculties and academic departments. Underlying UCL's academic strength is its interdisciplinary approach which enables ideas from one subject area to be seeded into another, resulting in fruitful new ideas - and even new disciplines.

See UCL Faculties and Academic Departments for more information.

More about UCL Careers Service

UCL Careers Service provides professional and impartial career management advice for the UCL community and quality recruitment solutions to employers.  The Careers Service has three teams - Careers Advisers, Information Staff and the Employer Services and Events team. UCL Careers Service is part of The Careers Group, University of London.

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