Information for all students
Living in London
Details of the website about UCL and University of London owned student accommodation will have been sent to you with your offer of admission. The application deadline was 31 May.
UCL Student Residences start to allocate accommodation in late August after the release of the UK A level results on 18 August, so you should expect to hear about your offer of accommodation within two to three weeks of this date.
If you did not meet the accommodation deadline then don’t despair! UCL Student Residences and University of London Housing Services are able to offer advice on finding private-sector accommodation.
UCL Student Residences
University of London Housing Services
You need a TV licence to watch or record TV programmes irrespective of what channel you are watching, what device you are using (TV, computer, smartphone etc) and how you receive them (terrestrial, satellite, via the internet). However, you don't require a TV licence if you're only using 'on-demand' services to watch programmes after they've been shown on TV. You can find more information on TV licensing and how to purchase one at:
You are strongly advised to insure your personal possessions irrespective of whether you will be living in a hall of residence or student house. You may also like to consider security marking your possessions. For more information see:
All students admitted to universities in the UK are advised to be vaccinated against Meningitis C and MMR. Check with your doctor to ensure all your vaccinations are up to date to cover your time at university.
UCL’s Health Centre includes a National Health Service (NHS) General Practice, a Dental Surgery and a Student Counselling Centre, and is open to all students. All international students who are on a programme lasting more than six months are eligible for treatment on the NHS for the duration of their programme. International students on programmes which last less than six months should take out medical insurance for the duration of their stay.
Support and welfare
UCL offers a full range of welfare and support services to its students including a student counselling service, a rights and advice centre and a student support website. Further details and contacts for the services can be found on the websites below.
Disabled students and students with medical conditions
UCL’s Student Disability Services are able to offer support and assistance to students who are disabled or have existing physical or mental health conditions, or medical conditions such as diabetes and epilepsy, that might impact on their life at UCL. For us to be able to offer you every possible assistance, you must register with Student Disability Services. If you require support or may need reasonable adjustments to be put in place, please contact Student Disability Services well in advance of your arrival.
UCL is committed to achieving best practice in the management of health and safety and to preventing any possible harm to its staff, students and visitors. All departments at UCL have a Departmental Statement of Safety Policy which outlines the arrangements they have for managing the health and safety of students engaged in activities on their academic programmes at UCL.
UCL also has arrangements for managing any major incidents or emergencies that may impact upon its activities, such as adverse weather conditions or power failure, to maintain the continuity of students’ academic programmes as far as is possible. Details of these arrangements are available on the website below.
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