Student welfare is rooted in the Department, and supported by College structures and facilities. On admission, each student is assigned a Personal Tutor from the academic staff whose rôle is to provide pastoral support and guidance throughout your time at UCL – someone who will get to know your interests and aspirations, and will give you help and guidance as required. Each student is also assigned an Academic Tutor from the academic staff.
Your Academic Tutor will change from year to year, even from term to term, and is linked to support of specific core modules and activities eg the introductory module ‘The Earth’ in the first term of the first year. In the fourth year, for MSci students, your Independent Project supervisor becomes your Academic Tutor. The roles of the Academic and Personal Tutors are described more fully here. UCL offers extensive provisions for Student Welfare.