Our staff and students benefit from being in one of the world’s most celebrated and diverse cities, and they give back by making a real difference to London’s people, economy, communities and culture.
Services and facilities
UCL features numerous resources to enhance students' education and free time.
UCL has 18 specialist libraries with more than two million books and subscriptions to more than 35,000 journals, and historic material in Special Collections.
The UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) offers courses in 17 languages, some of which can be taken for credits towards degree programmes.
UCL is home to three museums also open to the general public: the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology, and the UCL Art Museum. The university is also home to special collections of archaeology, geology, ethnography, science and engineering.
UCL has numerous sports facilities in and around London, including full-size football, rugby and lacrosse pitches in Shenley in Hertfordshire, basketball, badminton and volleyball facilities just north of the Bloomsbury campus in Somers Town Sports Centre, and Bloomsbury Fitness: the health and fitness club of Students' Union UCL.
Students' Union UCL has a range of facilities available for students to use. This includes cafés, bars, shops, an events venue, a gym, and a hair salon. Students' Union UCL also has a study space, with plasma screens, desktop computers, white boards, tables for group work and sofas.
Students' Union UCL
Students' Union UCL is a registered charity that UCL students automatically become members of when joining the university. The union provides services to support students, and runs more than 200 clubs and societies covering a wide range of sporting, cultural and artistic interests. Students' Union UCL also coordinates opportunities for volunteering in the local community.
Our central London location gives our students access not only to the best in entertainment and nightlife, but also to cultural and academic resources. We are close to, and have teaching and research links with, numerous leading hospitals, museums, galleries, libraries and professional bodies.