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Welcome to the UCL Newsfeed

Hello and welcome to the UCL Newsfeed!

We will be posting daily articles over the next few months to supply you with essential information in preparation for your upcoming experience with us.

If you have any comments for us, just fill in the box on the left hand side of the page.

We hope you find the Newsfeed enjoyable and beneficial!

Student Support and Wellbeing

Welcome from the Provost

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It is with very great pleasure and a huge amount of pride that I welcome you to UCL.

You are joining one of the world’s leading global universities. We want you to be ready for a global future, capable of assuming leadership responsibility, and ready to make a significant contribution to global society throughout your careers.

I wish you every success in your time at UCL and hope that it will be a thoroughly transformative, high quality, learning and life experience for you.

Michael Arthur, President and Provost, UCL

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Latest News and Updates

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Cost of Attendance - How much does it cost to come to University?

Before you can go ahead and budget your weekly/monthly expenditure it is only sensible to have a rough idea of how much it will cost to attend University College London in the first place. Below we have provided an estimated guidance for cost of attendance. Please note this is only a approximate guidance and can change depending on individual circumstances. More...

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Mental Health Support at UCL

Mental Health support is available for students at UCL. Whether you have been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition, have a mental health difficulty such as anxiety or depression or you are concerned about how you are feeling, we encourage you to contact us at Student Disability Services where you can have a confidential meeting with our Mental Health Specialist. More...

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A page for your parents...

As you're preparing for your UCL journey, your parents and/or guardians may have lots of questions and be keen to learn more about your time at UCL and how they can support you. More...

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Q&A with Professor Michael Arthur - UCL President & Provost

Professor Michael Arthur joined UCL in September 2013 as the President & Provost of UCL. He is the first clinical academic to hold this position in the history of the university and is internationally renowned for his contribution to education and to medical research More...

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A Guide to British Etiquette

We’re a particular bunch, us Brits. We love a queue, we LOVE to say sorry and we just can’t get enough of talking about the weather. We’ve put together a handy guide to etiquette to help you fit right in…and to try and make sense of our weird and wonderful ways! More...

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UCLU gym facility

An excellent way to keep fit, de-stress, meet other people and beat blues is to join a gym!
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Religious and Spiritual Support at UCL

Many people are surprised to find out that UCL has a Chaplain. It is true that UCL is a secular institution which upholds a deep-seated commitment to equality and diversity, and which has no religious affiliation and does not endorse any particular denomination or faith. However, UCL is also committed to providing an inclusive learning and working environment.
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Q&A with Clare Herbert - Study Abroad Adviser

Clare Herbert works in the Study Abroad team at UCL, assisting and advising UCL students who will be spending time abroad as part of their degree. Clare talks to us about the impact studying abroad can have on a student, why she loves her job and what she would do if she were about to start university again...
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Welcome to the UCL Student Centre!

The Student Centre is part of UCL’s Student Support & Wellbeing Services and offers information and support to students enrolled on programmes of study at UCL as well as UCL alumni. More...

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Welcome from the Vice Provost (Health) and the SLMS

We, the School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS), are the largest of the three Schools which form UCL, accounting for more than 60% of UCL's research and academic staff and around 70% of UCL's research income. More...

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Bank Holidays in the UK

When you're in the UK, you may hear people gleefully mention: “There’s a Bank Holiday coming up!” But what on earth does that mean? Will you not be able to use the cashpoint? Will all the bankers be picnicking in the park? Will there be decorations down at Barclays? Well… not exactly. But it is a reason to celebrate! More...

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Peer to peer confidential support offered to you by London Nightline

London Nightline is a confidential listening, support and practical information service for students in London. As a student, you can talk to Nightline about anything - big or small - in complete confidence. More...

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London for Free

Although it's still a few months until university starts, we thought we'd give you a little taste of what this wonderful city has to offer so you can start getting excited for your upcoming time in the big capital. We'll be posting further articles about things to do and see in London over the upcoming weeks and months - keep a look out! More...

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Q&A with Mitesh Vagadia - Student Funding Welfare Coordinator

Mitesh Vagadia is the Student Funding Welfare Coordinator at UCL within the Student Funding Team. Mitesh talks us through his experiences and achievements at UCL, how his team can support students and what he would do if he was about to start university all over again...
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UKCISA

As an international student coming to the UK, we would suggest you take a look through the information provided by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).
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UCL Student Disability Services

UCL Student Disability Services is there to provide information, advice and support to all students with disabilities at UCL. More...

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Welcome from UCLU!

UCLU is your students’ union. It is the law that all universities must have a students’ union and our job is to be an organisation, totally independent from the university, providing you with support, advice and representation. We offer a wide range of facilities and services, all of which we hope will help us achieve four, key aims: More...

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Word of the Week: Gordon's

Next up for Word of the Week...Gordon's.

Do not be surprised if people frequently suggest “meeting at Gordon’s” or say that they are “just popping to Gordon’s for a coffee”. Alas Gordon is not a particularly hospitable individual but rather a café – one of many run by UCLU.
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Do you need a visa to study in the UK?

Unsure whether or not you need a visa to study with us? Read on!
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Q&A with Dame Nicola Brewer - Vice-Provost (International)

Dame Nicola Brewer, Vice-Provost (International), is responsible for developing UCL’s Global Engagement Strategy and continuing to expand the university’s global profile. Nicola is a former British diplomat and until September 2013 British High Commissioner to South Africa. In 2004, she was appointed Director-General for Europe at the Foreign Commonwealth Office. Nicola was appointed by open competition as the first Chief Executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission from 2007-2009.
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Introduction to UCL faculties

To give you an idea of the academic structure at UCL, we've put together a summary of the faculties that form UCL to help you make sense of it all and to see where you fit into the wider UCL picture!
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Welcome from Dame Nicola Brewer, Vice-Provost (International)

I am delighted to welcome you to UCL, and hope to meet you at some of the ISOP sessions in September. Like you, I’m still quite new to UCL – I joined as Vice Provost (International) in May 2014. I’ve lived and worked in London, Mexico City, Paris, New Delhi, Pretoria and Cape Town, so I know how exciting and daunting it can be to settle into a new city. More...

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Introduction to UCL Student Psychological Services

For most of you, most of the time, life at UCL will be really enjoyable. You will meet lots of new people, make lifelong friends, learn a great deal and hopefully not just academically! You will leave College with a degree you can be proud of and one that will enable you to follow the career of your choice. More...

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Private Accommodation

If you have been unable to secure a place in UCL or intercollegiate residence during your studies, or wish to obtain a private lodging or flat, you are advised to contact the University of London Housing Services (ULHS). ULHS has a Private Housing Unit which provides a range of services to students who are considering living, or live, in private rented housing. More...

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Meeting Jeremy Bentham

One of the first things you may notice when you get to UCL is the visage of a well-dressed gentleman seated in a glass-fronted case, dressed in old-fashioned clothing and wearing a broad-brimmed hat. If you approach and read the description beside him, you might be a little surprised by who it is. More...

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Pre-arrival and Enrolment Information

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A page for your parents...

As you're preparing for your UCL journey, your parents and/or guardians may have lots of questions and be keen to learn more about your time at UCL and how they can support you. More...

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Welcome to the UCL Student Centre!

The Student Centre is part of UCL’s Student Support & Wellbeing Services and offers information and support to students enrolled on programmes of study at UCL as well as UCL alumni. More...

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Welcome from the Vice Provost (Health) and the SLMS

We, the School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS), are the largest of the three Schools which form UCL, accounting for more than 60% of UCL's research and academic staff and around 70% of UCL's research income. More...

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Welcome from UCLU!

UCLU is your students’ union. It is the law that all universities must have a students’ union and our job is to be an organisation, totally independent from the university, providing you with support, advice and representation. We offer a wide range of facilities and services, all of which we hope will help us achieve four, key aims: More...

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Introduction to UCL faculties

To give you an idea of the academic structure at UCL, we've put together a summary of the faculties that form UCL to help you make sense of it all and to see where you fit into the wider UCL picture!
More...

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Meeting Jeremy Bentham

One of the first things you may notice when you get to UCL is the visage of a well-dressed gentleman seated in a glass-fronted case, dressed in old-fashioned clothing and wearing a broad-brimmed hat. If you approach and read the description beside him, you might be a little surprised by who it is. More...

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Welcome to the UCL Newsfeed!

Hello and welcome to the UCL Newsfeed! More...

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Word of the Week: Portico

Introducing a brand new feature to the Newsfeed...Word of the Week! More...

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University managed accommodation

If you are holding an offer of a place to study at UCL and need to make an application for accommodation, please go to the Apply for Accommodation page. More...

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Term Dates: 2015 - 2016

What dates should you be marking in your calendar? See below for term dates, reading weeks, term date exceptions, closures and bank holidays. More...

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Get to know UCL - key facts!

Once you’ve decided you want to study at UCL, you’ll probably be keen to know more about the wonderful place you'll be joining! So let us share some key facts with you: More...

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Support During your Studies

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Mental Health Support at UCL

Mental Health support is available for students at UCL. Whether you have been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition, have a mental health difficulty such as anxiety or depression or you are concerned about how you are feeling, we encourage you to contact us at Student Disability Services where you can have a confidential meeting with our Mental Health Specialist. More...

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Religious and Spiritual Support at UCL

Many people are surprised to find out that UCL has a Chaplain. It is true that UCL is a secular institution which upholds a deep-seated commitment to equality and diversity, and which has no religious affiliation and does not endorse any particular denomination or faith. However, UCL is also committed to providing an inclusive learning and working environment.
More...

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Peer to peer confidential support offered to you by London Nightline

London Nightline is a confidential listening, support and practical information service for students in London. As a student, you can talk to Nightline about anything - big or small - in complete confidence. More...

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UCL Student Disability Services

UCL Student Disability Services is there to provide information, advice and support to all students with disabilities at UCL. More...

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Introduction to UCL Student Psychological Services

For most of you, most of the time, life at UCL will be really enjoyable. You will meet lots of new people, make lifelong friends, learn a great deal and hopefully not just academically! You will leave College with a degree you can be proud of and one that will enable you to follow the career of your choice. More...

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Transition Programme for Undergraduate Students

When you first start university as an undergraduate student, it may take you some time to get used to being away from home. You may feel anxious about making new friends, taking examinations or even doing your own laundry! Much of this worry comes from not knowing what to expect, so UCL has developed the Transition Programme to help you. More...

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Student Support and Wellbeing Video

Going to university is an exciting and rewarding experience, but it can sometimes be challenging too. UCL Student Support and Wellbeing Services (SSW) are here to provide information, advice and welfare support for all registered students, including the delivery of related student events. More...

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Information for Non-UK Students (including ISOP)

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A Guide to British Etiquette

We’re a particular bunch, us Brits. We love a queue, we LOVE to say sorry and we just can’t get enough of talking about the weather. We’ve put together a handy guide to etiquette to help you fit right in…and to try and make sense of our weird and wonderful ways! More...

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Bank Holidays in the UK

When you're in the UK, you may hear people gleefully mention: “There’s a Bank Holiday coming up!” But what on earth does that mean? Will you not be able to use the cashpoint? Will all the bankers be picnicking in the park? Will there be decorations down at Barclays? Well… not exactly. But it is a reason to celebrate! More...

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UKCISA

As an international student coming to the UK, we would suggest you take a look through the information provided by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).
More...

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Do you need a visa to study in the UK?

Unsure whether or not you need a visa to study with us? Read on!
More...

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Welcome from Dame Nicola Brewer, Vice-Provost (International)

I am delighted to welcome you to UCL, and hope to meet you at some of the ISOP sessions in September. Like you, I’m still quite new to UCL – I joined as Vice Provost (International) in May 2014. I’ve lived and worked in London, Mexico City, Paris, New Delhi, Pretoria and Cape Town, so I know how exciting and daunting it can be to settle into a new city. More...

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Join the ISOP Facebook page!

We have set up a new Facebook page for all our new international students who will be attending the International Student Orientation Programme (ISOP). More...

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British Council pre-departure briefings

To help you prepare for your studies in the UK, the British Council runs pre-departure briefings in certain countries for students who are about to embark upon their UK education adventure.
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General Information and Events

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Cost of Attendance - How much does it cost to come to University?

Before you can go ahead and budget your weekly/monthly expenditure it is only sensible to have a rough idea of how much it will cost to attend University College London in the first place. Below we have provided an estimated guidance for cost of attendance. Please note this is only a approximate guidance and can change depending on individual circumstances. More...

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UCLU gym facility

An excellent way to keep fit, de-stress, meet other people and beat blues is to join a gym!
More...

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London for Free

Although it's still a few months until university starts, we thought we'd give you a little taste of what this wonderful city has to offer so you can start getting excited for your upcoming time in the big capital. We'll be posting further articles about things to do and see in London over the upcoming weeks and months - keep a look out! More...

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Word of the Week: Gordon's

Next up for Word of the Week...Gordon's.

Do not be surprised if people frequently suggest “meeting at Gordon’s” or say that they are “just popping to Gordon’s for a coffee”. Alas Gordon is not a particularly hospitable individual but rather a café – one of many run by UCLU.
More...

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Private Accommodation

If you have been unable to secure a place in UCL or intercollegiate residence during your studies, or wish to obtain a private lodging or flat, you are advised to contact the University of London Housing Services (ULHS). ULHS has a Private Housing Unit which provides a range of services to students who are considering living, or live, in private rented housing. More...

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#loveucl Instagram competition

We thought we would share some recent UCL student news with you to give you an idea of some of the things that take place here at UCL - soon it'll be your turn to get involved too!
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Studying in London - the best bits!

For those of you that are moving away from home, whether it be within the UK or from elsewhere, we think you've made a great choice by choosing to study in London - but don't just take our word for it! We spoke to current students and asked them to share what is it that's just so great about studying in England's capital city.  More...

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University study - how does it work?

The teaching style and methods at universities in the UK could be quite different to what you are used to in your home country – or for UK students, it’ll certainly be quite different to your school experiences! More...

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Articles for Inspiration

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Q&A with Professor Michael Arthur - UCL President & Provost

Professor Michael Arthur joined UCL in September 2013 as the President & Provost of UCL. He is the first clinical academic to hold this position in the history of the university and is internationally renowned for his contribution to education and to medical research More...

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Q&A with Clare Herbert - Study Abroad Adviser

Clare Herbert works in the Study Abroad team at UCL, assisting and advising UCL students who will be spending time abroad as part of their degree. Clare talks to us about the impact studying abroad can have on a student, why she loves her job and what she would do if she were about to start university again...
More...

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Q&A with Mitesh Vagadia - Student Funding Welfare Coordinator

Mitesh Vagadia is the Student Funding Welfare Coordinator at UCL within the Student Funding Team. Mitesh talks us through his experiences and achievements at UCL, how his team can support students and what he would do if he was about to start university all over again...
More...

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Q&A with Dame Nicola Brewer - Vice-Provost (International)

Dame Nicola Brewer, Vice-Provost (International), is responsible for developing UCL’s Global Engagement Strategy and continuing to expand the university’s global profile. Nicola is a former British diplomat and until September 2013 British High Commissioner to South Africa. In 2004, she was appointed Director-General for Europe at the Foreign Commonwealth Office. Nicola was appointed by open competition as the first Chief Executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission from 2007-2009.
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Q&A with Annie Tidbury - UCLU Women’s Officer

Annie is the current UCLU Women’s Officer representing women students and running a wide range of campaigns, events and socials. Annie has agreed to share with us what she has been working on during the past year, what she is hoping to achieve next and what advice she can give to new students. More...