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Welcome from  UCL's Information Services Division (ISD)

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We know you are going to be pretty busy with all that goes with starting university but here are a few ways you can help yourselves to get online and familiarise yourself with the range of IT services on offer at UCL.

How to obtain an 18+ Student Oyster photocard

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In conjunction with Transport for London (TfL), full time UCL students can apply online for a TfL 18+ Student Oyster Photocard which entitles the holder to buy student-rate Travelcards and Bus & Tram Pass season tickets valid for 7 days, one month or longer periods, which cost 30% less than adult-rate season tickets.

Voice and Pronunciation classes for non-English speakers - 8 week workshop

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More places are now available on the 8 week Voice and Pronunciation workshop for students whose main language is not English.

Enrolment and Your Student Record - Top 5 FAQs

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Not sure what to do if you can’t enrol at the time you’ve been given or who to contact if the personal details on your record are incorrect? Check out UCL Student Records’ top 5 FAQs and see if you can find the answer you're looking for.

International Student Orientation Programme (ISOP) Sessions & Events

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If you haven't already done this, please remember to register for the ISOP Sessions & Events. The ISOP Sessions & Events are designed to help make the transition into life in the UK and studying with us as smooth as possible for you. All non-UK students are invited and attendance is free of charge. 

Welcome Festival for All New Student

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UCL Student Union (UCLU) would like to help you make the most of what will be an exiting experinece of studying at one of the world’s best universities, right in the centre of London. To do that, they will host a wide range of events and activities including big club nights, markets, West End showscomedy and quizzes.

The Quiet Contemplation Room at UCL

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The Quiet Contemplation Room is a space on UCL’s main campus where students of any religion, or of no religion, can pray, engage in quiet reflection or engage in meditation. All of UCL’s staff members and registered students can use this room.

Recording Your Lectures: an introduction to Lecturecast

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You will probably hear the term “Lecturecast” as soon as you arrive at UCL, but you may be unsure of the meaning. Wonder no longer: Lecturecast is an automated system for recording lectures and subsequently making them available via the web.

Dealing with Anxiety

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Anxiety is a normal response to feeling threatened. People differ as to how vulnerable they feel in different situations: this can be influenced by past experiences as well as by the beliefs and attitudes they hold about these situations.

Essential Checklist: What to bring to the UK

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You don’t want to pack too heavily before you arrive on campus – London isn’t as compact as some cities, but you will probably end up with less living space than you’re used to back home. There are, however, a few essential things you should pack to ensure your safety and comfort in your new home.

Transgenderism

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At birth, we are all labelled “male” or “female” based on the male or female characteristics of our reproductive organs. These physical differences define our sex.

Voice and Pronunciation classes for non-English speakers - 8 week workshop

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Over this 8 week programme you will have the opportunity to explore your voice through fun, physical exercises and discover techniques to improve your communication in the English language. 

Shopping around UCL

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You’ve arrived in London with your suitcases stuffed to the seams, but your accommodation is still missing a few noticeable things. A hair dryer. A microwave. Speakers for your iPod. Cleaning supplies. Batteries. A mop. A television. A hammock. Okay, maybe the hammock won’t fit. But still, where can you buy this mixed bunch of items?

Getting used to living away from home

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It is a cliché that we can feel lonely - even particularly lonely - in a crowd. Unfortunately it is one that is only too true and all too common at university.

Find a flatmate events for UCL students

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Do you have an extra room in your flat that you’re looking to fill? Are you looking for a room in London? Come along to one of the Find a Flatmate events organised by UCL Student Union (UCLU) or University of London Housing Services (UCLH) to meet your future flatmates!

10 Tips to Build Your Confidence as an international student at UCL

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1. Don’t worry – all students starting at UCL are new to the culture.

Can’t remember what a biro is, or how to get from Warren Street to Leicester Square? Don’t sweat it. You’ll pick it up in no time.

Schengen Visa

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If you are a national of one of the countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA), you may be required to obtain an additional visa to travel to Europe.

Staying Safe@UCL

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If you have an issue on the UCL campus or you require any advice, please contact UCL Security Services on 020 7679 2108 or extension 32108 from any main UCL phone, or in an emergency call 222. If you wish to see a member of the management team on a personal issue or for advice, you can find them located on the ground floor of Foster Court.

UCL Student Disability Services - Top 5 FAQs

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1. I have a disability. How can I find out what support is available for me?

Make an appointment with a Disability Adviser or come along to a Drop In at Student Disability Services. Opening times and contact details can be found at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/disability/appointments-and-opening-times

UCLU: Events during ISOP

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The Union at UCL has planned a line-up of social events to welcome you to the University and to London. These events represent some of London’s most popular places and will introduce you to some of the ways people in the UK choose to socialise and relax.

Procrastination

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Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task which needs to be done – postponing things that need to be done until a later date, when you should really get them done today.

UCL Scientists Honoured by Royal Society

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The outstanding achievements of three UCL scientists have been recognised by the Royal Society, the UK’s National Academy of Science, in this year’s awards and prizes announcement.

The Top Ten Things NOT to Do in London

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We get it. You’re so over lists… especially the ones that list the same “top ten” things over and over… as if you never would have thought to go to see the London Eye on your own, right? Well, take a deep breath, and relax. We’re going to tell you the top ten things NOT to do in London – no camera required.

UCL Student Dyslexia Services

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UCL welcomes applications from disabled students. We support students with physical and sensory impairments, specific learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders, mental health difficulties, and long-term health conditions. Advice and support are available to students with specific learning difficulties (SpLDs) – including dyslexia and dyspraxia.

UCL Chemistry Student Soars at Commonwealth Games

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You’ll find UCL Students everywhere – but did you know there was a second-year Chemistry MSci student vaulting in front of 12,000 cheering fans at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games?

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