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First Year

Before term starts

Induction Week

There are a number of welcome meetings, individual appointments, talks and parties to attend.

  • Attend the First Year Welcome Meeting at 10:00 on Monday 26th September in Roberts 309.
  • Attend your individual appointment with an ESPS tutor on Monday 26th September.
  • Attend the preliminary meeting of the core module ESPS1001 on Wednesday 28th September at 14:00 in Medical Sciences 131 A V Hill Lecture Theatre.
  • Attend the Welcome Talks on Wednesday 28th September at 14:30 in Medical Sciences 131 A V Hill Lecture Theatre. This will include talks from UCL's Voluntary Service Unit, UCL's Careers Service, the European Society, students in other year groups and ESPS graduates. This is also where you will meet your mentor - an experienced ESPS student.
  • Enjoy yourself at the joint ESPS and Philosophy Department party on Wednesday 28th September at 18:00 on the Portico Steps in the Front Quad. This is where new and returning students first get to know one another.
  • Find out about the 'Transition at UCL' programme, which the University offers in addition to your personal tutor. This is a student-led support network to help new students adjust to university and overcome initial challenges and anxieties in consultation with their peers. 
  • Get connected and visit ISD's pages on IT essentials for new students. Take advantage of the half-hourly presentations to find out about the IT services available to you at UCL. The local IT for Humanities team will also be providing monthly IT Support Drop In sessions.
  • Complete enrolment at the Student Centre, having first pre-enrolled.
  • On Thursday 29th September at 12:00 attend an academic writing tutorial with Dr Frances Smith in Roberts 422.
  • Join an ESPS Library tour on Thursday 29th September at: 16:00-16:30 (surnames A-F), 16:30-17:00 (surnames G-L), 17:00-17:30 (surnames M-Z). Meet in the Flaxman Gallery in the Main Library.
  • Attend welcome meetings and registration sessions in the departments of your chosen modules. You will visit the departments of your chosen subjects to familiarise yourself with their locations and to find out where the teaching will take place and if there is a reading list or other set of instructions to be noted before teaching begins. Remember to check your obligations with the departments of your chosen subjects.
  • Register your modules on Portico, if you haven't already done so. In the event of any problems contact Andrew King with the course codes, not course titles.
  • Check that your timetable is clash-free using the UCL Common Timetable.


Summary of the week's events.