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Generation UCL: 200 years of student life in London

As part of a new research and engagement project, we invite you to share your memories of your time at UCL and life after graduation.

To mark the countdown to UCL's bicentenary in 2026, the ‘Generation UCL’ project will explore two centuries of student life in London. From its foundation in 1826, UCL has embraced a progressive and pioneering spirit; the first university in England to admit students regardless of religion, UCL's opening made higher education affordable and accessible to a broad section of society. The project places students and alumni at the heart of UCL's story. 

This is the first time UCL has undertaken a major oral history project with alumni, and it will create a unique and significant record of student life in London. Directed by Students’ Union UCL and Dr Georgina Brewis (Associate Professor in the History of Education, UCL Institute of Education), the research will contribute to an open access book with UCL Press, an Octagon exhibition and a programme of impact and engagement activities to involve the whole UCL community.

Eligibility

We are hoping to interview alumni around the world, from a range of ages, backgrounds and levels of study, to gather your memories of your time at UCL and to better understand UCL’s impact on your later life.

Express your interest

To express interest in taking part in an oral history interview, please enter your details via the form below by 31 January 2022.

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