UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities


Inspiring Minds: Welcome to UCL Arts and Humanities

"They were the best of times, they were the worst of times…" Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, 1859.

"Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore." Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, 1939

As you start on your journey as a student at UCL in this tumultuous year, we’re delighted to welcome you to the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. You’re joining a vibrant community of scholars and teachers who are passionate about the arts and humanities and their role in making sense of our world – and who are committed to sharing that passion with others.

Your time in UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities will be full of opportunities to explore new things, to reflect critically on new ideas, and to engage with new people.  And we’ve designed a fully online welcome programme to help you get started on this.

Inspiring Minds has been put together by a team of academics and communications professionals from across the Faculty.  But this is your programme, so get involved, wherever you are, over the coming days and weeks:

  • get to know the Dean and other academics and teachers;
  • explore cultural London online through a unique series of podcasts and interactive maps;
  • meet some of our current students in our themed chat sessions;
  • find resources for learning and for living that reflect your interests and subjects;
  • and sign up to the events of our six-week Welcome Season: a stimulating programme of book groups, film discussions and panel events that address some of our world’s most pressing questions through the lens of arts and humanities.

Take time to explore this site, and don’t forget to register for the events you’d like to join. If you have any questions, please email the team here.

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ICYMI: Inspiring Minds events

In Case You Missed it! Catch up on the latest Inspiring Minds events.

We're recording the events so that you can catch up on anything you may have missed. And students who took part, are reflecting and reporting on each event in a blog post.  

You'll find your welcome to the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from the Dean, Professor Stella Bruzzi, as well as welcome season events and student-led sessions.

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Welcome from the Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Professor Stella Bruzzi

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Introduction from the Vice-Dean of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Dr Hélène Neveu Kringelbach

Your Faculty induction

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All Faculty Events

The next few weeks are packed full of events specifically for new and returning Arts & Humanities students.

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Welcome Season

Your six-week Welcome Season features the key issues of the day and events organised by leading academics.

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Student Quarter

Meet our students - read their blog posts and register for student-led sessions. Plus see our academic staff when they were beginning university.

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London Quarter

London is an extension of the classroom for Arts & Humanities students, with world-famous galleries and museums on UCL's doorstep.

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Learning Quarter

Find out more about the transition to university learning, the support services available to you, and take a look at some top tips from our lecturers.

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Living Quarter

Information and ideas on supporting your happiness, health and wellbeing while you study - with a distinct Arts & Humanities flavour.