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UCL was founded in 1826 as a radically different university, opening up higher education for the first time to people of all beliefs and social backgrounds. It was also the first English university to admit women students on equal terms with men. Over half our students are female, students from over 152 countries attend, and around 5% of our students declare a disability. In short, it is a diverse and exciting place to study!

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Diversity articles

7 ways you can be a better LGBTQ+ ally

Allies can be some of the most effective and powerful voices of the LGBTQ+ movement. In this article, you can find some of the ways you can be a better LGBTQ+ ally!

Support for trans students at UCL

At UCL, we pride ourselves on our inclusivity and diversity. If you identify as trans, you are welcome at UCL! In this article Ntale and Louise, Wellbeing advisors talk about support that is available to you. 

4 ways to be a diversity champion!

London is diverse and we love it. In this article, Maryam, a UCL student, talks about 4 ways you can be a diversity champion - or in other words - a Londoner!

Practising your faith at UCL

Find out all about practising your faith at UCL and in London in this article written by UCL's Interfaith Advisor. 

Getting to know multicultural London

In this article Ayesha, a UCL masters student talks about our wonderfully diverse city and how diverse cultures are celebrated in London and at UCL.