These pages show the support services available to all students at UCL.
- Transition Programme
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.
When you arrive you will be assigned a mentor from your teaching programme who will provide help and advice, and facilitate informal first-year discussion groups.
- Personal Tutors
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 Student Support and Wellbeing Services co-ordinate all aspects of student welfare.
- Support for current students
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 Student Support team organises the International Students' Orientation Programme (ISOP), to help new international students adjust to life at UCL.
- Support for students with disabilities
UCL welcomes applications from disabled students and Student Disability Services is here to provide support to anyone with a condition which has a long-term and adverse effect on studying. This includes anyone with a long-term medical condition, physical disability, sensory impairment, specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), or mental health issue.
We provide information and advice to all disabled UCL students, and organise support in areas such as note-taking, communication, mentoring and study skills tuition. Our facilities include a dedicated IT suite equipped with a range of specialist equipment and software. Every person is treated as an individual, and we invite you to contact us as early as possible so that we can consider your needs and tailor our support accordingly. This applies to all students - home, EU and international.
You're invited to contact us as early as possible so that we can discuss your needs in detail. If you're a wheelchair user or mobility impaired we strongly encourage you to come and visit UCL to find out more about the physical environment. We are happy to meet with you to advise and plan about access across our campus. We can offer 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.
Please also see the UCL Accommodation website for information about UCL accommodation for students with disabilities.
- Student Psychological Services
If you are experiencing any emotional or psychological difficulties, you can book a confidential appointment to talk with one of our trained and experienced Student Psychological Services staff.
After this initial discussion you may be offered short-term individual counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, a personal development workshop or psychiatric consultation.
We can also give you advice on how to access specialised psychological services outside UCL.
- Support for care leavers
If you're applying to higher education from a care background, we know that you can face additional issues. We are cokmmitted to supporting young people in care and offer specific events, tours and visits for care leavers. If you would like to arrange a visit to UCL please get in touch.
- Ridgemount Practice, NHS GP surgery
UCL students can register with the Ridgemount Practice, which is a short walk away from the main Bloomsbury campus, at 8 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AA.
- Dental Practice
The Dental Centre at UCL is located at 3 Gower Place, next to the UCL Students' Union on the Bloomsbury campus.
- UCL Day Nursery
UCL's Day Nursery can accommodate children from three months to five years old.
- Rights and Advice Centre
Based in the Students' Union, UCLU Rights & Advice Centre's highly trained advisers are on hand to help you with a range of issues from legal matters and immigration to housing and academic problems.
- Student Support website
Our student support website is a portal to a wide range of information and advice about student life.