- Affiliate Study/Tutor
“Affiliate study” is a slightly more formal name for study abroad. If you are a study abroad student, when you come to UCL you will be registered as an Affiliate student and you will be allocated an Affiliate tutor.
When people refer to 'the College' they are normally referring to UCL as a whole.
- Course Tutor
The academic member of staff who has overall responsibility for organising each module.
- Course Unit
Course units denote the value and length of each module. Generally a module that runs for one term has a course unit value of 0.5 whereas a module that runs throughout the year has a course unit value of 1.0.
The course load for an undergraduate student can be found below:
Full-year undergraduate Affiliate/Erasmus
4 UCL course units
One-term undergraduate Affiliate/Erasmus
2 UCL course units
The free wireless (WiFi) service on campus.
The process whereby an applicant who has accepted an offer of a place on a programme of studies at UCL becomes a student of UCL.
At UCL the word “Faculty” refers to a group of departments working in related fields, rather than to members of academic staff. For example, the Department of History and the Department of Geography both sit within our Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences.
Information Services Division, which offers central IT services for all UCL students and staff, e.g. passwords, training.
The International Student Orientation Programme, held before the start of term in both September and January.
A larger class where an academic staff member gives a talk on a particular subject as part of the module.
Individual courses making up your programme of study are referred to as “modules”. You’ll often find the terms “module” and “course” used interchangeably.
Moodle is UCL's online learning space. Moodle is used to supplement taught modules, usually by providing essential information and materials; it may also be integrated more fully, becoming an essential component of the module.
- Personal Tutor
Every student will be allocated a personal tutor (supervisor for research degrees) who takes an interest in them as an individual and who offers guidance on their overall academic progress and personal and professional development.
The UCL Student Information Service (and the iconic building in the front quad!) This online portal allows you to do the following:
- Maintain contact details with UCL
- Select modules
- View exam timetables, and find out results
- Pay fees on line
- Re-enrol each year
- Apply for Graduation Ceremony tickets
- Plan and record skills development
The online process a student must complete before they arrive to take up their place at UCL. This is the step before enrolment which must be completed in person.
A class in which a small group of students is encouraged to engage in a discussion or debate.
- Student Card
The card has a photograph and barcode, it allows access to buildings and the Library. In order to collect this, you will be asked to show your Statement of Student Status as proof of enrolment.
Your UCL Person Identifier (this can be found on your student card).
The UCL year is divided into three parts, called “terms”, in much the same way that some universities divide their year into semesters. UCL’s terms are:
- First Term, which begins in September and marks the start of the academic year
- Second Term, which begins in January
- Third Term, which begins in April and is usually set aside for revision and examinations, rather than timetabled teaching
- Students' Union UCL
Students' Union UCL, the representative body for UCL students. If you are a UCL student you are automatically a member of the Union (you can opt out).
The Students' Union exists to provide you with a range of services to support and help you develop your skills and interests while you are at UCL.