Support and welfare
Coming to university can be stressful; we want you to join us at UCL to learn, relax and enjoy achieving your potential. Even if you never need any of our various student support services, you’ll benefit from just knowing they’re there.
Starting a degree can be daunting for all sorts of reasons,
whether it’s living alone for the first time or coping with a new level
of academic work.
UCL’s Transition Programme is designed to help you
settle in and adapt to university life, providing mentoring and
peer-assisted learning, as well as information and social sessions.
you arrive you will be assigned a mentor from your teaching programme
who will provide help and advice, and facilitate informal first-year
Your Personal Tutor will be able to give you academic guidance and steer
you towards the help and support available to you on study, practical
and personal matters.
In addition, your Departmental Tutor and Faculty Tutor are available for advice. UCL’s department of Student Support and Wellbeing co-ordinates all aspects of student welfare.
After you’ve arrived to take up your studies, our walk-in Student Centre
can provide you with any help and guidance you might need, whether
you’re from overseas or from the UK.
Our International Students Support team organises the International Students’ Orientation Programme (ISOP), to help new international students adjust to life at UCL.
If you’re disabled, have dyslexia or a long-term medical
condition, UCL Student Disability Services are here to support you.
provide information and advice for all disabled UCL students, and
organise support services in areas such as notetaking, communication,
mentoring and study skills tuition. Our facilities include a dedicated
IT suite equipped with a range of specialist equipment and software.
If you’d like to find out more about the physical
environment at UCL and discuss support arrangements with us in person,
we’d be delighted to arrange your visit.
If you’re a wheelchair user or
mobility impaired a visit can be particularly useful, as the design of
some of our older buildings means that access may be difficult. We can
offer you funding for travel from your home (in the UK) to UCL, plus the
cost of an overnight stay in a hotel for you and someone to accompany
you if you wish.
If you are experiencing any emotional or psychological
difficulties, you can book a confidential appointment to talk with one
of our trained and experienced staff.
After this initial discussion you
may be offered short-term individual counselling, cognitive behavioural
therapy, a personal development workshop or psychiatric consultation.
can also give you advice on how to access specialised psychological
services outside UCL.
If you’re applying to higher education from a care
background, we know that you can face additional issues.
practice in provision of support to students who have been in care has
been recognised by the award of the Buttle UK Quality Mark for Care
Leavers in Higher Education.
Our Health Centre houses an NHS General Practice providing services for treating illness and maintaining health, plus a dental practice.
UCL’s Day Nursery can accommodate children from three months to five years old.
Based in the Students’ Union, our team of highly trained
advisers are on hand to help you with a range of issues from legal
matters and immigration to housing and academic problems.
Our student support website is a portal to a wide range of information and advice about student life.
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