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"Student Integration & Inclusion: Making the UCL community even more welcoming"

The UCL International Student Support team are working in collaboration with a team of current UCL students on a ChangeMakers research project entitled "Student Integration & Inclusion: Making the UCL community even more welcoming". Further information about the two phases of the project can be found below.

Phase 1: January - June 2017

Background

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The first phase of the Student Integration & Inclusion project aimed to establish the extent to which students across campus integrate with the wider UCL community, with a particular focus on EU and international students. Following the decision of the British public to leave the European Union, it's increasingly important to make sure that all students at UCL feel welcomed, happy and able to make the most of their university experience.

Project team

The 2017 project team was made up of staff from the International Student Support team and 4 current UCL students. Their details can be found below:

Student Project Leader - Beatrice Emanuele

Student Project Assistants - Lizzie Metcalf, Ho Fung Kisum Chan and Xaviera Gonzalez-Wegener

Student Team

Project updates

  • The project team distributed a questionnaire which was open to all UCL students. They conducted follow up interviews with 9 current students to better understand their views on feeling a sense of inclusion and the integration of different student groups at UCL.
  • The data from the questionnaire and student interviews has now been analysed in a comprehensive report, which includes recommendations for concrete actions that students and staff can take to ensure UCL remains welcoming and inclusive.
  • The team have also produced a short video which outlines the key findings from the project, which can be found below. 

Phase 2: January - June 2018

The project team has been successful in obtaining ChangeMakers continuation funding for the 2017/2018 academic year. This second phase will allow further dissemination of the team's research findings across the university and the implementation of practical recommendations on how to make the UCL community even more welcoming.

Project team

The 2018 project team is made up of staff from the International Student Support team and 4 current UCL students. Their details can be found below:

Student Project Leader - Ebba Engstrom

Student Project Assistants - Aadam Saheed, Mary Newman and Florentyna Syperek

Project updates

Updates on the project will be posted on this page as the different stages progress.

If you have any questions or comments about the project, please contact the International Student Support team.

Click here for further information on the UCL ChangeMakers scheme