All students should familiarize themselves with the academic and administrative policies listed on the ESPS Administration for Students Moodle page. This resource should be consulted in the first instance as queries arise. Further information on the College and the College's regulations is contained in the UCL Student Handbook, a copy of which is given to you at registration. You may also find it useful to consult the Rights and Advice service run by the UCL Students' Union www.uclu.org. To help with your general orientation and organization at the start of the year, UCL has a 'New Students' website explaining what you need to do when you arrive: www.ucl.ac.uk/new-students/.
Location & Staff
- ESPS is located on the second and third floors and in the basement of 33-35 Torrington Place.
- The ESPS administrative offices are room 2.2 on the second floor and room 3.2 on the third floor.
- The ESPS Common Room is in the basement of 33-35 Torrington Place.
- For a list of members of staff and their roles click here.
- For a list of staff role descriptions click here.
- For staff office hours please refer to individual staff pages.
Communication of information
Student pigeonholes are located outside room 2.2, on the second floor.
Notice boards are located in the Common Room. These contain:
- communications from staff;
- communications from students;
- information on jobs, postgraduate courses and research grants, conferences and seminars, the European Society and Newsletter;
- student year lists and photographs.
Please check the notice boards and your pigeonhole regularly. Information is routinely communicated to you via your UCL e-mail address. It is therefore essential that you check your UCL e-mail regularly. Please ensure that you maintain your contact details on Portico, the Student Information Service www.ucl.ac.uk/portico, and update these whenever they change.
All registered students are entitled to use all parts of the College Library. Please remember to bring your College Identity Card. The arrangement and lay-out of the Library are described in the 'Library Guide' which is available from all Library issue desks. You are strongly advised to join one of the two tours of the Library which have been arranged for ESPS students in Induction Week. For details of when and where, please refer to the summary on the Induction Information page.
University Library http://www.ull.ac.uk/
UCL students may use the University Library (entrance on the fourth floor of the Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU). A ticket may be obtained upon showing a UCL ID card. UCL Library, the University Library and other London libraries are computer-linked. It is therefore possible to save several journeys by logging in to the main library to see if a book is available elsewhere. The University Library is a major academic library in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
ESPS has a small library (Room 3.4, third floor, 33-35 Torrington Place) consisting of core texts used heavily on ESPS modules as well as Dissertations of former ESPS students that can be helpful in conceiving and structuring your own research. Students are encouraged to consult this collection during ESPS office hours. Items can be loaned for two-week periods, with renewals possible.
Central IT Services provides computing facilities to all students at UCL. Pre-arrival at UCL, new students will be asked ot obtain their UCL userid and password via the Online User Registration Service www.ucl.ac.uk/our/. Their UCL userid and password will then allow access to Portico to complete pre-enrolment.
Central IT Services will be running a 30-minute induction session for new ESPS students. For details of when and where, please refer to the summary on the Induction Information page.
The course content is as follows:
- How to register for central UCL computing services
- UCL email
- Cluster rooms
- Network access in Halls and through Roamnet
- Portico access
- Training and elearning opportunities.
Your UCL e-mail address will be used for all UCL-related e-mail correspondence. Please therefore check this address regularly.
Extra ESPS Activities
There are a number of extra-curricular activities organized around the ESPS degree.
- The European Society, run in great part by ESPS students, organizes speakers and social events with a European flavour.
- Eureka! is produced by students, and covers European current affairs and cultural events.
- European Social and Political Research is an online journal which publishes selected articles based on the Dissertations of final-year ESPS students.