UCL: London's global university

  • First English university to admit women as full degree students
  • First English university to admit students of all beliefs and ethnicities
  • 210 clubs and societies with 18,000 memberships sold
  • 49% of the student body volunteer on external community projects (2011-12)
  • Students from 150 countries and 100 staff nationalities
  • 20% of students study abroad as part of their degree
  • 21 modern languages taught at UCL
  • Central London location

The UCL graduate

Our students choose UCL for a variety of reasons: the strength of the teaching and research; the attractions of London life; the desire to study at a top-rated UK university.

We are proud of our diverse student body, and the varied interests and ambitions of our students. We are therefore committed to ensuring that our students leave us as a particular, distinctive kind of graduate. Someone who is:

  • A critical and creative thinker
  • Ambitious – but also idealistic and committed to ethical behaviour
  • Aware of the intellectual and social value of cultural difference
  • An entrepreneur with the ability to innovate
  • Willing to assume leadership roles: in the family, the community and the workplace
  • Highly employable and ready to embrace professional mobility
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This is what we mean by 'education for global citizenship'. Studying at UCL offers academic challenges and personal development opportunities that equip our graduates to wholeheartedly embrace the challenges of life after university.

Our courses offer plenty of scope for students to explore issues and ideas from different cultural perspectives, to work on problems of international importance, or to work with methodologies and techniques developed in different parts of the world. Over the next few years, our academic departments will be developing their programmes further to ensure that they can truly be said to be 'global' in their scope and ambition.

For more information about the kinds of qualities our graduates possess, click on the links on left - or download our Education for Global Citizenship booklet.

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