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Schengen Visa

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. More...

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Staying Safe@UCL

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. More...

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UCL Student Disability Services - Top 5 FAQs

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

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UCLU: Events during ISOP

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. More...

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Procrastination

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.
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UCL Scientists Honoured by Royal Society

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. More...

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The Top Ten Things NOT to Do in London

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. More...

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UCL Student Dyslexia Services

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. More...

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UCL Chemistry Student Soars at Commonwealth Games

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? More...

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UCL Accommodation - Top 5 FAQs

Have a burning question for UCL Accommodation services? Check out their top 5 FAQs and see if you can find the answer your looking for.
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Relaxation - How do we know if we are tense?

Strange to say, but it is the case that we can be so habitually tense, almost without realising it, that we gradually become accustomed to the sensations of living in a tense state and just think of it as "normal". More...

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Studying in London

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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Staying safe in London

By international standards, the UK is a very safe place to be. The city is very multi-cultural and accepting of other ways of life and practically no one has guns, even police. However, London is still a major city and comes with it’s own risks. At lot of our advice may seem like common sense but it is important to be aware of any dangers you or your student might face. 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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A Formula For Happiness

As recently reported in many major publications (The Telegraph, TIME, The Mail, The Globe, The Australian, etc.), UCL scientists have created a formula to predict happiness levels. They discovered that it was things going better than expected, rather than things simply going right, that tends to make people experience the feeling of happiness. More...

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Opportunities for UCL Students: How to Change the World

All of us have, at various moments, noticed things in the modern world that need to be improved. Public transport seems inadequate, powering our cars or appliances is too expensive, schools are unsafe – the list goes on and on. While most of us can only see the problems, UCL Engineering has launched a programme that is enabling multidisciplinary groups of students to combine their skills and develop creative solutions for these challenging problems.
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Welcome Dame Nicola Brewer, UCL Vice-Provost (International)!

Our new Vice-Provost (International), Dame Nicola Brewer, was recently interviewed for Times Higher Education by John Elmes at TSL Education regarding her diplomatic, educational and personal background. More...

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UCL Museums and Collections

Fancy taking in a museum, but too busy to head over to the British Museum today? You’re in luck – UCL has a fantastic museum right on campus where you can check out one (or all!) of five collections that include the following: The UCL Art Museum More...

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London for Free

Sometimes it can be tough finding things to do when you’re living on a student budget… but not in London! London is a town where entertainment can be found at any price, including every student’s best friend, FREE. With a little bit of research, you can find events and activities to fit any taste and any budget. More...

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Meeting Jeremy Bentham

One of the first things you may notice around 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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International Student House

International Student House (ISH) is a multi-uni student centre located near Great Portland Street and Regent’s Park that organises lots of events, activities and subsidised trips for students studying in London. 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. You can talk to Nightline about anything - big or small - in complete confidence. More...

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Gym facility at UCL

Bloomsbury Fitness is the gym facility owned and managed by the UCL Union. Aside from being extremely convenient to campus, this 90-station, disabled accessible friendly gym features treadmills, cross trainers, bikes, resistance machines, free weights, free exercise and martial arts classes, free squash courts and a martial arts dojo. More...

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Cycling in London: the London Cycling Campaign

The London Cycling Campaign's mission is to make a city where all Londoners can enjoy better conditions for cycling, creating a cleaner, safer, healthier and happier city for everyone. London Cycling is a 12,000 member charity that strives to make sure that everyone who cycles, or wants to cycle, has a voice in Greater London. More...

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Support provided to you by the UCL Cultural Consultation Service

Every year, UCL welcomes large numbers of students who have come to study in London from different cultures and countries around the world, including different regions of Britain.This is an exciting time: of anticipation, transition and re-location.
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Pre-arrival and Enrolment Information

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UCL Accommodation - Top 5 FAQs

Have a burning question for UCL Accommodation services? Check out their top 5 FAQs and see if you can find the answer your looking for.
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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 Dame Nicola Brewer, UCL Vice-Provost (International)!

Our new Vice-Provost (International), Dame Nicola Brewer, was recently interviewed for Times Higher Education by John Elmes at TSL Education regarding her diplomatic, educational and personal background. More...

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UCL Museums and Collections

Fancy taking in a museum, but too busy to head over to the British Museum today? You’re in luck – UCL has a fantastic museum right on campus where you can check out one (or all!) of five collections that include the following: The UCL Art Museum More...

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Meeting Jeremy Bentham

One of the first things you may notice around 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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How to pay your tuition fees to UCL?

The easiest way to pay your fees is on-line, either via Portico or at www.ucl.ac.uk/payonline. Other ways to pay are also avialable and further information can be found on the Current Students website. You (or the person paying on your behalf)  should receive an official receipt, by email, within 24 hours of us receiving your payment. More...

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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.
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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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UCL Student Disability Services - Top 5 FAQs

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

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Procrastination

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.
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UCL Student Dyslexia Services

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. More...

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Relaxation - How do we know if we are tense?

Strange to say, but it is the case that we can be so habitually tense, almost without realising it, that we gradually become accustomed to the sensations of living in a tense state and just think of it as "normal". More...

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A Formula For Happiness

As recently reported in many major publications (The Telegraph, TIME, The Mail, The Globe, The Australian, etc.), UCL scientists have created a formula to predict happiness levels. They discovered that it was things going better than expected, rather than things simply going right, that tends to make people experience the feeling of happiness. 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. You can talk to Nightline about anything - big or small - in complete confidence. More...

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Support provided to you by the UCL Cultural Consultation Service

Every year, UCL welcomes large numbers of students who have come to study in London from different cultures and countries around the world, including different regions of Britain.This is an exciting time: of anticipation, transition and re-location.
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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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.
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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.
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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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Schengen Visa

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. More...

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UCLU: Events during ISOP

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. More...

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The Top Ten Things NOT to Do in London

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. More...

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Staying safe in London

By international standards, the UK is a very safe place to be. The city is very multi-cultural and accepting of other ways of life and practically no one has guns, even police. However, London is still a major city and comes with it’s own risks. At lot of our advice may seem like common sense but it is important to be aware of any dangers you or your student might face. More...

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International Student House

International Student House (ISH) is a multi-uni student centre located near Great Portland Street and Regent’s Park that organises lots of events, activities and subsidised trips for students studying in London. More...

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Bank Holidays in the UK

You may have heard the rumours: “There’s a Bank Holiday next week!” 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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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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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.
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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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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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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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Staying Safe@UCL

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. More...

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UCL Scientists Honoured by Royal Society

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. More...

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UCL Chemistry Student Soars at Commonwealth Games

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? More...

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Studying in London

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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Opportunities for UCL Students: How to Change the World

All of us have, at various moments, noticed things in the modern world that need to be improved. Public transport seems inadequate, powering our cars or appliances is too expensive, schools are unsafe – the list goes on and on. While most of us can only see the problems, UCL Engineering has launched a programme that is enabling multidisciplinary groups of students to combine their skills and develop creative solutions for these challenging problems.
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London for Free

Sometimes it can be tough finding things to do when you’re living on a student budget… but not in London! London is a town where entertainment can be found at any price, including every student’s best friend, FREE. With a little bit of research, you can find events and activities to fit any taste and any budget. More...

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Gym facility at UCL

Bloomsbury Fitness is the gym facility owned and managed by the UCL Union. Aside from being extremely convenient to campus, this 90-station, disabled accessible friendly gym features treadmills, cross trainers, bikes, resistance machines, free weights, free exercise and martial arts classes, free squash courts and a martial arts dojo. More...

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Cycling in London: the London Cycling Campaign

The London Cycling Campaign's mission is to make a city where all Londoners can enjoy better conditions for cycling, creating a cleaner, safer, healthier and happier city for everyone. London Cycling is a 12,000 member charity that strives to make sure that everyone who cycles, or wants to cycle, has a voice in Greater London. More...

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Clubs and Societies at UCL

UCL students currently run over 200 different clubs and societies through UCLU, providing a wide range of extra-curricular activities for you to get involved with during your time at UCL. Whether you’re into French, finance or football, there’s bound to be a society that’s a great match for you! More...

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Register to vote in the UK elections

You may be wondering, “Why should I register to vote?” One of the best reasons to register is that it gives you a say on important issues that affect you – everything from roads and recycling in your area, to education and climate change.
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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.
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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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