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

Highly Employable and Ready to Embrace Professional Mobility

Employers are strongly supportive of UCL's 'education for global citizenship' agenda. We believe that we produce graduates who have the skills that will be necessary for professional success in the 21st century - including a receptiveness to other cultures and contexts that will equip students to work effectively outside the UK.

An alumnus' perspective


"I graduated from UCL in 2004 with an honours degree in French and German. My languages immediately proved useful entering the job market and, I feel, gave me an edge over other graduates. The degree had really stretched me and I felt confident in my abilities and ready to undertake a new challenge. In addition, I had the opportunity at UCL to stretch my horizons outside of my academic work.

Due to some of the extra-curricular activities I had undertaken, I was able to demonstrate to prospective employers that I had not just picked up study skills during my degree, but also some of the 'soft skills' which are so important in the business world. To this day I use my languages and the cultural awareness I built up during my degree and I expect to be doing so for a long time to come."

Mark Detre
UCL French and German 2004

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An employer's perspective


"IBM's corporate citizenship reflects both our brand and our values by addressing some of society's more complex problems with transformative business and technology innovative.

As a business, we aim to employ graduates who are ready to embrace these values along with our innovation and technology.

IBM recruits at UCL not only because they rank 4th in the Times Higher University League, and in the top 10 in the world, but because we see the students as mature young adults with a strong desire to suceed.

We recruit people who are ambitious, passionate about business and who want to work for a company where they are challenged and stretched on a daily basis. We know that UCL can provide these graduates."

Shamsul Zaman
IBM Global Technology Services

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