Undergraduate Common Room
The undergraduate common room in the basement of 24 Gordon Square contains pigeonholes for your mail and notice boards for general notices of events etc. There are also basic kitchen facilities and a computer for checking email.
Card operated photocopiers are available in the Library and the photocopying room off the walkway between South Junction and Lower Refectory.
The College provides a system of networked computer cluster rooms at various locations in College, including room 203 in the History Department, which is open Monday to Friday, 9-5. A map showing all the public cluster rooms and details of the machines provided and opening hours can also be found on the Information Systems website:
Students are given a free printing allowance of £12 per academic year, equivalent to c.80 pages per term. See www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/students/workrooms/printing for further details.
Training in various computer packages is available. See
Portico: The UCL Student Information Service
Portico is UCL’s student information service. Access to Portico is available to everyone across UCL via the web portal (www.ucl.ac.uk/portico). You will need to log on using your UCL user ID and password, which are issued to you when you enrol. These are the same as the ones used for accessing UCL restricted web pages, UCL email and the Windows Terminal Service (WTS). If you do not know them, you should contact the ISD Service Desk as soon as possible:
Please remember that passwords automatically expire after 150 days, unless they have been changed. Warnings are sent to your UCL email address during a 30-day period, prior to your password being reset.
On Portico, you can:
· edit your own personal data
· complete online module registration
· view data about courses/modules
· view your own examination results online
· update your Key Skills information
· monitor your HEAR data
On Portico, you will also have the opportunity to manage a description of your ‘Key Skills’, extra-curricular skills which will increase your employability at the end of your degree.
Further information on building Key Skills into your programme at UCL is available online:
Your Portico record and final transcript will also reflect your involvement in any relevant extracurricular activities which can be monitored by the History Department or the UCL Student Union. These include officeholder in the History or Ancient History Society, sessional prizes and UCAS Open Day Ambassador. Your HEAR data will be automatically updated annually by the Undergraduate Administrator. Please contact them with any questions regarding your record.
Formal transcripts are available from the Registry. Details on how to obtain a transcript are available online:
Hardship Funds/Access Fund
The College has an allocation of money for the provision of assistance to full-time UK students experiencing financial difficulties. In addition, thanks to the generosity of the History Alumnus Association, the department has a fund for making small grants to students in cases of hardship. Details of both schemes are available from the Undergraduate Administrator or the Departmental Tutor.
The department has two funds, which provide grants to students to enable them to make study trips abroad.
The Sir William Meyer Fund offers a small number of Travelling Studentships worth a minimum of £150 to undergraduates for travel in order to undertake research for long essays in topics related to European History or the History of India. Apply in writing on one side of A4 to the Head of Department by the deadline, 31 January 2013. Please note that email applications will not be accepted.
The Ancient Near East Travel Fund makes available sums of up to £400 to support programmes of study travel relating to the study of the Ancient Near East. Applications should be made in writing to the Head of Department and should include a statement of the intended programme and costs. The deadline is 31 January 2013. Successful applicants will be expected to submit a report when they return. Please note that email applications will not be accepted.
For details of the College’s Expeditions and Travel Fund see www.ucl.ac.uk/expeditions.
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