English language support
If your main language is not English, the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) can offer
you a wide range of part-time courses aimed at enhancing your English
language skills and overall confidence. These courses are offered during the three academic terms, starting in October, January and May each year and
Reading Pronunciation & Public Speaking, Advanced Grammar and Academic Writing.
Study skills support
UCL provides support to help you gain and develop skills to make the best of your studies whilst you are at UCL. Please see the Transition web pages for further information about the support you can receive.
As part of the study skills support UCL also runs the Transition Programme. If you are a first year undergraduate you will be assigned a Transition mentor to help you settle in at the start of your course. For further information about this please see the Transition pages.
A member of academic staff in the department will be available for you
to seek advice from, usually by appointment or during scheduled tutorial
If you are an undergraduate you will be allocated a Personal Tutor but
departments also have Departmental and Faculty Tutors that you can see.
Support for graduate students is usually provided by the Programme Tutor and you will also have access to the services provided by the UCL Graduate School.
Plagiarism means to to steal and pass off the ideas or words of another as one's own. In some countries this is more acceptable than others, however in the UK is an important part of your studies and you must ensure that you know what it means and you understand the universities guidelines about this. Please see the plagiarism guidance on the current students section of the UCL website.
UCL Library Services
UCL Library Services
is made up
of 18 different library sites, organised along subject lines. Most are
on or close to the central UCL Gower Street campus. There are various
language speakers among their staff who can assist you if you wish/need
to converse in your mother tongue. Please visit the library Getting Started pages for more information on accessing resources and support.
UCL Museums & Collections
Some of the UCL Museums & Collections are open to the public but the rest are primarily for teaching and research and you need to book an appointment to go and see them. UCL Museums & Collections organises a wide range of events which may be of interest to you.