We strive to ensure that the facilities and services we offer are continually developed and maintained to support your needs.
The resources described here are reinforced by the remarkable facilities, events and opportunities on offer in the wider London community.
The user ID and password issued to you on enrolment will provide access to a wide range of departmental IT facilities, open-access computer workrooms and student residences. This includes your own UCL email address and access to more than 100 software packages, using a secure central filestore with automatic backup. Many departments also have their own computer facilities to meet specialised requirements. UCL’s wireless network (eduroam) provides you with secure web and email access in many locations across UCL. You can access IT training through scheduled sessions or online courses.
UCL has a range of e-learning tools which provide access to lecture materials; communication with fellow students and tutors through online discussions; documents created collaboratively using wikis; web-based resources in text, video, audio and image formats; online tests and assignment submission.
UCL Library Services is committed to supporting the excellence of teaching, learning, research and clinical practice by providing a high-quality, integrated and innovative service. Facilities include a main library and 15 specialist subject libraries, with subject librarians available to advise you on getting the most from our resources.
In addition to over two million books and subscriptions to around 12,000 journals, our electronic library services include access to web resources, e-books and e-journals, databases and past examination papers.
The UCL Centre for Languages & International Education offers excellent facilities for language learning, whether for academic and professional purposes, or for enjoyment.
Evening courses in Arabic, Dutch, French, German, modern Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish are offered. You can support your learning through use of the Self-Access Centre, equipped with an online library with more than 3,000 films, TV documentaries, a language laboratory, computer-assisted language learning, resource books, journals and newspapers.
The centre also offers Preparatory Academic English courses of varying durations for international students, as well as in-sessional English support classes;
UCL’s diverse museums and collections hold a wealth of objects, artworks, specimens and images which form a resource of international importance available for academic research purposes.
In addition, some collections are open to the public for general interest and enjoyment. The collections comprise:
- The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
- The Grant Museum of Zoology
- The UCL Art Museum
- The Galton Collection
- The Institute of Archaeology Collections
- The Geology Collections
- The Ethnographic Collections
- The Science Collections.
Furthermore, the UCL Library Special Collections hold archives, rare books and significant manuscripts. UCL also houses the UK’s only Regional Planetary Image Facility, containing NASA images and data, returned from space missions.
Lunch Hour Lectures are an opportunity for anyone to sample the exceptional research work currently being undertaken at UCL.
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