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Introduction

Welcome to the Video-conferencing home page.

In this section we will cover the following topics...

What is Video-conferencing?

A video-conference (or Video Conference) is a live video connection between people in separate locations for the purpose of communication or interaction. Video-conferencing allows people to communicate visually from anywhere in the world.

Uses of video-conferencing include:

  • Distance Learning
  • Sharing lectures with students at other universities
  • Job Interviews
  • Giving and receiving lectures/presentations from remotely located sites from around the world
  • Conducting meetings between research groups and academics based at different universities

We have even conducted video-conferences between UCL and astronauts on the orbiting International Space Station (ISS), so no place is too remote for a video-conferencing link-up.

International Space Station

The Benefits

If you hold regular meetings involving a substantial amount of travel, you might appreciate the benefits of holding some of them over a video-conference link. Benefits include:

  • Reduces Travel Expenses
  • Saves Time
  • Increases Productivity
  • Increases Collaboration
  • Improves Communication
  • Allows Multi-point Meetings Across Time Zones & International Boundaries

Video-conferencing at UCL

UCL Multimedia is a member of the Learning & Media Services department within ISD, and  is responsible for the video-conferencing infrastructure at UCL.

It also provides and supports video-conferencing facilities in several locations across UCL. The maintenance of these facilities, as well as any related R&D, is carried out by the department.

Please use the menu options at the top of this page to access details on...

  1. Video-conferencing rooms and facilities at UCL
  2. How they may be booked
  3. How to get training in the effective use of this technology for events, Teaching & Learning and academic research.

General Enquiries

For general enquiries regarding video-conferencing please contact our video-conferencing support staff directly on...

Internal Phone:   09356

External Phone:  +44 20 7679 9356

Email:                  videocon@ucl.ac.uk