UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities


Inspiring Minds 2020

From Autumn 2020: Faculty of Arts & Humanities student induction
“"They were the best of times, they were the worst of times…" Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, 1859"They were the best of times, they were the worst of times…" Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, 1859"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 students in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities began their studies in autumn 2020, a tumultuous time to be starting university, Inspiring Minds welcomed you to the Faculty. You’ve joined 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. This fully-online welcome programme continues to be available to you and we highly recommend taking a look at the ICYMI section, which contains reflections on Inspiring Minds events.

The Inspiring Minds student induction has finished for this year, but please do take time to explore this site, we've kept everything on this website in case you missed it first time around.

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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

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ICYMI: Catch up on events

We recorded every event and students have taken time to reflect on the events in blog posts. In Case You Missed It has all the event recordings and blog posts in one place.

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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.