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How to Adapt to British Culture

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the fifth richest country in the world and one of the most diverse nations in the whole of Europe. This article will show you how to adapt to the varied culture of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. More...

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What (and what not!) to pack

Are you travelling to UCL from overseas? Well, you’re in for a fantastic adventure… trying to pack your whole life into two suitcases!! What should you bring, and what should you buy upon arrival? Hopefully this list will help you out with some packing ideas.
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Campus Construction

You may have heard about some ongoing construction at UCL – but do you know exactly what it’s all about and what they’re doing? More...

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Staying safe on social networking

Everyone’s on Facebook. Literally, everyone – your best friends from home, your new roommate, your brother, his girlfriend, her parents, your dentist and your nan. And of course, you. How else would you keep in touch with everyone? Find out what time everyone’s going out on Friday? See the photos from last Friday? More...

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UCL Careers Service

Whether you have a good idea about what you want to do after graduation, or havenot made firm plans yet, the UCL Careers Service is there to help you. You can get advice on anything from a broad view of the job market to help with getting a specific job. More...

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Best ways to beat homesickness

You should remember homesickness is just a temporary feeling. Whilst it’s easy to surrender to the feeling, it’s important you don’t. In fact the quicker your throw yourself into your new life, the quicker the feeling of missing home will lessen. GB Mag have listed their top ways to get rid of your blue, so you can get on with enjoying your time here! More...

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10 Bizarre facts about Britain

You’ll soon discover the UK is a weird yet wonderful place. To demonstrate how quirky we Brits really are, we’ve taken a article written by Paul F Cockburn for GB Mag to give you 10 bizarre facts about Britain! More...

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What can Student Psychological Services provide?

Coming to university can be an exciting and rewarding time. However, it can also be a time of change and stress. This may lead to difficulties and dilemmas which affect your academic performance or social life. The Student Psychological Service is one of the university’s support services which are here to help.  More...

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IT and Internet Services

To use UCL Central IT services, you will need your UCL userid and password, which will be issued to you as a part of the online pre-enrolment process.
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Look After Your Mate Campaign

Student Minds, the UK's student mental health charity, have recently launched their ‘Look After Your Mate’ campaign, which aims to give more students across the UK the knowledge, confidence and skills they need to support their friends at university.  More...

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Getting to UCL by public transport

UCL is located in the Bloomsbury district at the very centre of London. There are easy connections to UCL from London’s global hub airports at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted and you will find that London’s extensive public transport system is convenient and easy to use.
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Learning in the UK: Get a Head Start

Change is both exciting and challenging. You're about to make a big change, from the learning culture that you're familiar with to enter university in a quite different learning culture in the UK. Learning at university level needs an independent approach, especially in a UK research-intensive university like UCL.
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Working Part-Time

As an international student, getting a part-time job can be a great way to add to your overseas studying experience. Living in the country’s capital, there are ample possibilities to gain some valuable work experience.

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Student Support and Wellbeing Video

UCL Student Support and Wellbeing Services (SSW) provides information, advice and welfare support for all registered students, including delivery of related student events. You can view the SSW introduction video here.
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UCL Library Services

UCL Libraries provide books, journals and other materials for all subjects taught at UCL from a number of locations in Bloomsbury and beyond. Once you have enrolled on your programme of study you are automatically registered with all UCL Libraries. More...

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Council Tax Exemption

Council Tax is the system of local taxation used in England, Scotland Wales to part fund the services provided by local government in each country. 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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UCLU Welcome Festival 2014

Your first few weeks at university can be a bit overwhelming. There are people to meet, lectures to attend and what can seem like 100 other things to do. To help ease the transition, UCLU brings you the Welcome Festival. The Welcome Festival is a series of events and special services designed to give every new student the best start possible.  More...

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UK Visa Application Videos

We Are International have launched a pioneering film project at the House of Commons to help the most talented students from across the globe better understand how to apply to study at the UK’s leading universities.
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Support in Student Accommodation

Living in student accommodation is a great way to meet new people and really get to grips with what London has to offer. UCL’s student accommodation is run by professional management teams who are there to ensure that you feel safe and confident in your new home.
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Enrolment

Enrolment begins your life as part of the UCL community. When you arrive at UCL you need to enrol in person on your programme of study, pay your tuition fees (if you have not already done so), and get your UCL student  identity card. More...

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Study Abroad

Welcome to UCL from the Study Abroad Team! As you make preparations for your arrival in London and the start of an amazing university experience, we’d like to introduce you to the Study Abroad Programme, giving you the opportunity to live and study in another country as part of your UCL degree. More...

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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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International Students House

As a student at UCL you have a free membership at ISH. Located next to Regent’s Park you can join in on their free events throughout the week and through the weekends – make the most out of being a student in London! More...

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Subletting - is it legal?

Subletting is essentially the practice of an existing tenant letting all or part of a property to another. Rather than paying rent to a landlord the subtenant pays to the tenant (sometimes known as the mesne landlord) who then pays the landlord. More...

Pre-arrival and Enrolment Information

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Campus Construction

You may have heard about some ongoing construction at UCL – but do you know exactly what it’s all about and what they’re doing? More...

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UCL Careers Service

Whether you have a good idea about what you want to do after graduation, or havenot made firm plans yet, the UCL Careers Service is there to help you. You can get advice on anything from a broad view of the job market to help with getting a specific job. More...

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IT and Internet Services

To use UCL Central IT services, you will need your UCL userid and password, which will be issued to you as a part of the online pre-enrolment process.
More...

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UCL Library Services

UCL Libraries provide books, journals and other materials for all subjects taught at UCL from a number of locations in Bloomsbury and beyond. Once you have enrolled on your programme of study you are automatically registered with all UCL Libraries. More...

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Enrolment

Enrolment begins your life as part of the UCL community. When you arrive at UCL you need to enrol in person on your programme of study, pay your tuition fees (if you have not already done so), and get your UCL student  identity card. More...

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UCL Student Centre

The UCL Student Centre brings together staff from a number of areas in Student and Registry Services in order to offer a more integrated approach to the delivery of services to all students enrolled on programmes of study at UCL. The Student Centre can assist you with any queries you may have as a current student of UCL.
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Pre-enrolment - Your first step to becoming a UCL student

Once you have accepted and met the conditions of your offer, and no more than seven weeks before the start of your programme, you will receive an email from UCL inviting you to pre-enrol. Your pre-enrolment service will not be available until you receive this email. Undergraduates should not expect to receive this email until early September.
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Term Dates: 2014 - 2015

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

Support During your Studies

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Staying safe on social networking

Everyone’s on Facebook. Literally, everyone – your best friends from home, your new roommate, your brother, his girlfriend, her parents, your dentist and your nan. And of course, you. How else would you keep in touch with everyone? Find out what time everyone’s going out on Friday? See the photos from last Friday? More...

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What can Student Psychological Services provide?

Coming to university can be an exciting and rewarding time. However, it can also be a time of change and stress. This may lead to difficulties and dilemmas which affect your academic performance or social life. The Student Psychological Service is one of the university’s support services which are here to help.  More...

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Look After Your Mate Campaign

Student Minds, the UK's student mental health charity, have recently launched their ‘Look After Your Mate’ campaign, which aims to give more students across the UK the knowledge, confidence and skills they need to support their friends at university.  More...

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Student Support and Wellbeing Video

UCL Student Support and Wellbeing Services (SSW) provides information, advice and welfare support for all registered students, including delivery of related student events. You can view the SSW introduction video here.
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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Support in Student Accommodation

Living in student accommodation is a great way to meet new people and really get to grips with what London has to offer. UCL’s student accommodation is run by professional management teams who are there to ensure that you feel safe and confident in your new home.
More...

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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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UCL Student Funding Support

At UCL we understand students can face a range of financial issues and we aim to help and advise you as much as possible, so you have more control over your own financial situation. We offer information online as well as one-to-one support through appointments and a drop-in counter service to discuss any questions you may have. 
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What changes can you expect upon becoming a student?

The mental health charity MIND have produced the following guidance to help you prepare for your university journey. Studying is likely to bring a number of changes to your life. Hopefully it should be enjoyable and interesting, but it can also be challenging – especially if you are experiencing a mental health problem.
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UCL Health Centre on campus

UCL Health Centre, also referred to as Gower Place Practice, is an NHS general practice located on the UCL campus that provides general health care, a contraceptive service and a full nursing service. You can register with them if you live in one of the local postcodes which they cover. More...

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Transition Programme for Undergraduate Students

When you first come to UCL 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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Support provided by your Personal Tutors

When you become a student at UCL you will be provided with a Personal Tutor (a supervisor in research degrees), who will normally be a member of teaching staff but not necessarily teaching courses on your programme. Your Personal Tutor will be responsible for facilitating your personal and professional development in all years of your study at UCL.
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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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Information for Non-UK Students (including ISOP)

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How to Adapt to British Culture

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the fifth richest country in the world and one of the most diverse nations in the whole of Europe. This article will show you how to adapt to the varied culture of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. More...

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What (and what not!) to pack

Are you travelling to UCL from overseas? Well, you’re in for a fantastic adventure… trying to pack your whole life into two suitcases!! What should you bring, and what should you buy upon arrival? Hopefully this list will help you out with some packing ideas.
More...

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10 Bizarre facts about Britain

You’ll soon discover the UK is a weird yet wonderful place. To demonstrate how quirky we Brits really are, we’ve taken a article written by Paul F Cockburn for GB Mag to give you 10 bizarre facts about Britain! More...

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Learning in the UK: Get a Head Start

Change is both exciting and challenging. You're about to make a big change, from the learning culture that you're familiar with to enter university in a quite different learning culture in the UK. Learning at university level needs an independent approach, especially in a UK research-intensive university like UCL.
More...

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Working Part-Time

As an international student, getting a part-time job can be a great way to add to your overseas studying experience. Living in the country’s capital, there are ample possibilities to gain some valuable work experience.

More...

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UK Visa Application Videos

We Are International have launched a pioneering film project at the House of Commons to help the most talented students from across the globe better understand how to apply to study at the UK’s leading universities.
More...

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International Students House

As a student at UCL you have a free membership at ISH. Located next to Regent’s Park you can join in on their free events throughout the week and through the weekends – make the most out of being a student in London! More...

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Help with enhancing your English language skills

If your main language is not English, the UCL Centre of 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.
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UKCISA

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK’s national advisory body serving the interests of international students. Their website contains detailed, up-to-date information ranging from pre-application to post-graduation and everything you’ll need to know in between!
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General Information and Events

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Best ways to beat homesickness

You should remember homesickness is just a temporary feeling. Whilst it’s easy to surrender to the feeling, it’s important you don’t. In fact the quicker your throw yourself into your new life, the quicker the feeling of missing home will lessen. GB Mag have listed their top ways to get rid of your blue, so you can get on with enjoying your time here! More...

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Getting to UCL by public transport

UCL is located in the Bloomsbury district at the very centre of London. There are easy connections to UCL from London’s global hub airports at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted and you will find that London’s extensive public transport system is convenient and easy to use.
More...

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Council Tax Exemption

Council Tax is the system of local taxation used in England, Scotland Wales to part fund the services provided by local government in each country. More...

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UCLU Welcome Festival 2014

Your first few weeks at university can be a bit overwhelming. There are people to meet, lectures to attend and what can seem like 100 other things to do. To help ease the transition, UCLU brings you the Welcome Festival. The Welcome Festival is a series of events and special services designed to give every new student the best start possible.  More...

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Study Abroad

Welcome to UCL from the Study Abroad Team! As you make preparations for your arrival in London and the start of an amazing university experience, we’d like to introduce you to the Study Abroad Programme, giving you the opportunity to live and study in another country as part of your UCL degree. More...

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Subletting - is it legal?

Subletting is essentially the practice of an existing tenant letting all or part of a property to another. Rather than paying rent to a landlord the subtenant pays to the tenant (sometimes known as the mesne landlord) who then pays the landlord. More...

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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 during your time at University it is only sensible to have a rough idea of how much it will cost to attend UCL in the first place. Below we have provided an estimated guidance for cost of attendance. Please note this is only approximate and can change depending on individual circumstances. More...

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Volunteering at UCL

The Volunteering Services Unit (VSU) is UCLU’s dedicated facility for students who want to get involved with volunteering projects in the local community. They are here to match you with the right opportunity, and you can give as much or as little time as you can spare.
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Travelling in London

Getting to grips with London’s public transport system will prove invaluable when making your way around the city. However, standing in front of a tube map trying to memorise which line to take and where to change when travelling from Chancery Lane to Farringdon can be very frustrating when you find out the two are only 500m apart!
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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.
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