30% (475sq km) of London’s surface area is parkland, including eight Royal Parks


Academic resources

Study spaces

We have a range of study spaces available to you in the Cloisters, in our libraries and in the UCL Students’ Union (UCLU). In addition, rooms in UCL Student Residences are connected to the internet enabling you to ‘work from home’. We also have a choice of computer rooms, either open access or linked to specific departments. Wi-fi is available in many parts of UCL and IT training is provided.

UCL Library

With more than two million books and subscriptions to more than 12,000 journals in a combination of electronic and print formats, UCL Library Services gives you access to a vast range of resources across all subject areas. We have 15 specialist libraries, with valuable and historic material housed in Special Collections.

UCL Museums and Collections

As well as being open to the public, UCL’s diverse museums and collections are often used as teaching resources.

UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)

Our comprehensive centre offers courses for credit in Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish at up to seven levels. English for Academic Purposes and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) courses are also available. We also run courses for students planning to study and work abroad, courses for those who do not meet UCL’s modern language requirement (see page 30) and in-sessional English language courses for international students.

To learn a language to enhance your studies, you can take an evening class in one of 18 languages, though these are not credited to your degree programme.

Facilities include:

  • a Self-Access Centre (SAC) with computer workstations connected to an online video library with more than 3,000 films and TV documentaries. SAC materials can also be accessed from home, via the SAC website;
  • online language exercises;
  • satellite television;
  • a language laboratory;
  • resource books, journals and newspapers.
  • UCL Centre for Languages & International Education

Page last modified on 29 jul 14 12:51