The first in England to teach English Literature, French, Geography, German and Italian at university level, and the first to offer the systematic teaching of Engineering, Law and Medicine
UCL students are part of a diverse and talented global community for life. The UCL experience extends far beyond studying. After graduation you can continue to be involved with the UCL community through events and communications, and access a range of benefits.
All our alumni are entitled to receive a free benefits card
which provides you with discounts for London travel and accommodation,
and gives you continued access to UCL’s bars and libraries.
We like to
keep our alumni up-to-date with all our news through regular
e-newsletters and the annual alumni magazine People. You’ll also be able
to join our web community and dedicated social networks, to help you
stay in touch with friends.
Many student societies and departments organise their own
events where alumni speak about careers, lead workshops, judge student
competitions and even take part in an annual sports battle.
UCL is a hard place to leave but our alumni are always welcomed back!
We count Nobel Prize winners, poets, novelists, BAFTA
winners, Olympians, inventors and Turner prize-winning artists among our
Our international alumni groups connect local communities
of professionals, achievers and influencers who share your links with
UCL currently has alumni living in 180 different countries worldwide and we have groups of alumni volunteers in 61 countries across the globe, from Japan to the USA – making it easy to maintain friendships and make new connections. If you’re looking to get in touch with your fellow graduates in the UK or overseas, we can help you organise reunions or recommend a volunteer alumni group in your area. These groups organise regular get-togethers, including special ‘send-off’ and ‘welcome back’ events either side of your degree.
As a student at UCL you will have many opportunities to
engage with our alumni and learn from them. Prominent alumni regularly
come back to lead panel discussions, workshops and share their
experiences and advice about their careers.
After graduation you’ll continue to have access to careers
support through UCL Connect, the professional development series for
alumni. Provided you keep your details up-to-date, you’ll receive
invites to a range of events and activities – from speed networking to
live LinkedIn chats with industry experts.
Through our community of alumni volunteers, you’ll have access to:
- free online careers mentoring – accessible year round, no matter where you are, with nearly 500 registered alumni mentors
- UCL’s award-winning professional networking events – a great opportunity to find out how to break into an industry sector and quiz alumni professionals
- your UCL virtual network – the UCL LinkedIn Alumni Group now has over 5,000 members and you can connect with alumni on Facebook and Twitter.
- UCL Alumni Relations website
Anna Miles, Third Year, Biochemistry BSc
"I’m particularly motivated and fascinated by the
translational nature of my degree with regard to human health.
summer, I carried out an internship with UCL’s Structural Immunology
Group on a project entitled ‘Role of the molecular interactions between
Complement C3d and Factor H in regulating the complement cascade of
I gained confidence within the laboratory, the work
has complemented my undergraduate studies, and most importantly, it was
an extremely enjoyable experience, albeit challenging at times.
My expectations of working in a laboratory were continually surpassed and I was exposed to a variety of biophysical techniques that extend well beyond my undergraduate studies."
Television, film and music
- Ricky Gervais: comedian, actor, writer of The Office (Philosophy 1985)
- Jeremy Bowen: journalist, BBC Middle East Editor (History 1982)
- Chris Martin (Ancient World Studies 1999), Guy Berryman (Mechanical
Engineering 1997), Jonny Buckland (Mathematics and Astronomy 1999), Will Champion (Anthropology 1999): members of the band, Coldplay
- Robert Browning: author of The Pied Piper of Hamlin (Greek 1829)
- Raymond Briggs: illustrator, cartoonist and creator of The Snowman (UCL Slade School of Fine Art 1957) Scientists and engineers
- Marie Stopes: pioneer of women’s rights (Botany and Geology 1902)
- Alexander Graham Bell: inventor of the telephone (1870)
Artists, architects and designers
- Wayne Hemingway: designer and joint founder of Red or Dead (Geography 1982)
- Rachel Whiteread: sculptor and winner of the 1993 Turner Prize (UCL SladeSchool of Fine Art 1987)
- Ito Hirobumi: first Prime Minister of Japan (1863)
- Baroness Shreela Flather: first female Asian peer (Law 1955)
- David Gower: former England cricket captain (Law 1976)
- Rob Williams: Olympic silver medallist (2012), lightweight men’s coxless four (Biotechnology 2006)
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