International Student Support



Support for students over the Christmas break

UCL will be closed from Friday 22 December 2017 to Tuesday 2 January 2018. Students still have access to plenty of support during this period and there are lots of things to get involved in!

For more information, please see this article from Student Support and Wellbeing.

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Student Integration & Inclusion - Participate in Continuation of Research Project

UCL International Student Support are looking for four students to be part of a joint staff-student project team, with the key aim of embedding and disseminating recommendations from the existing ChangeMakers project, "Student Integration & Inclusion: Making the UCL community even more welcoming".

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UCL launches WeChat account

UCL has launched an official university-wide WeChat account (profile name: UCL伦敦) to enable better communication with members of the global UCL community in China and beyond.

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Reminder: Online ISOP is now available!

During the week of 18 September 2017, the International Student Support team ran the International Student Orientation Programme (ISOP) to help make students' transition to life in the UK and studying with us as smooth as possible.

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UKCISA Photo Competition

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is launching a photo competition open to all students to showcase the excitement, achievements and impact of studying in the UK!

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Important healthcare information for EU and EEA students

It is important that you familiarise yourself with the healthcare information on our website before you arrive, particularly the requirement for Comprehensive Sickness Insurance (CSI) if you are an EU/EEA or Swiss student in the UK. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) has issued helpful guidance highlighting what this means in further detail, along with information on the different options for demonstrating CSI.

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Status of EU citizens in the UK

On 26th June 2017, the government published a paper outlining their offer for EU citizens in the UK, and UK nationals in the EU. You can read more about their offer for EU citizens here. You can also read the full policy paper here.

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Exam advice for students during Ramadan

This year, the Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins on the evening of Saturday 27th May and ends on the evening of Sunday 25th June. Many students will be sitting exams during this period and may require support and advice as they prepare for and sit exams whilst observing Ramadan.

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Being@UCL personal development workshops - Term 3

The latest Being@UCL personal development workshops are now ready to book for Term 3.  You can find out further information about Being@UCL, or book directly onto a workshop via the Student Psychological Services website.

Compassion for Confidence will run for 5 weeks from Thursday 11th May

This workshop combines Western psychology with Buddhist meditation practices to explore what self-compassion is, why we all need it and how we can cultivate it to build our confidence.  Participants will have the opportunity to identify and work with personal barriers to self-compassion, and to learn practical tools for self-compassion.

Mindfulness for Anxiety will run for 5 weeks from Monday 15th May

If you’re experiencing stress, anxiety, attention problems or any condition involving a fast-thinking anxious mind, then this Mindfulness for Anxiety workshop could be helpful for you.  Mindfulness meditation trains us to focus on the present moment, and allows us to gain insight into the mental patterns that can cause negative emotions.  In this workshop you will learn how to improve your focus and concentration levels, and to lower bodily stress and increase relaxation.

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British Council Free Online Employability Course

The British Council’s free online employability skills course, 'How to Succeed in the Global Workplace,' launches on 8 May and has opened for registration.

Ideal for international students, the course is aimed at anyone starting work, returning to work, or thinking ahead to the start of their career. It will be of particular interest to those in the early stages of their career.

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Exam Success Guide

UCL Student Support and Wellbeing have developed an Exam Success Guide, which provides tips, advice, apps and other resources to support your preparation in the run up to exams and to help you perform to the best of your ability on the day. We wish you the best of luck with your preparations!

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