The Bartlett School of Planning


Undergraduate offer holders

This page provides information to those who have received an offer to study an undergraduate programme commencing in 2024-25.

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Please note that we do not provide online teaching. All students are expected to arrive in person by 25th September. 

Induction Week

Induction events for all new students will take place in the week commencing 23 September. The week is designed to help you settle into UCL life with opportunities to meet your programme's team, as well as your new colleagues. We will update this page and email you with your course's induction week timetable in good time before you arrive.

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Preliminary Reading

Below is a list of readings and useful websites compiled by staff, which we believe will serve as an inspiring introduction to the subject.  These are not generally the core textbooks that you will use on your course (which tend to be expensive to buy and we feel that can wait until you enrol and can borrow books from our library!).  Please do not feel that you need to work your way through this list before joining. Simply follow what interests you.

Undergraduate Preliminary Reading List - PDF

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Information for non-UK students

To help make the transition into life in the UK and studying at UCL as smooth as possible, the International Student Support team has created orientation information for all non-UK students starting their studies at UCL. It is recommended that students from overseas attend their orientation course. For more information visit UCL's International Student Orientation Programme page.

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Pre-enrolment and enrolment

How do I pre-enrol?

The Student Centre will send you an email inviting you to pre-enrol in mid/late August. The email will contain a user ID and a token, which you can use to set up your password by visiting the Online User Registration (OUR) service. Once you have pre-enrolled you will be able to:

  • check and update key personal information on your student record
  • enure that all details regarding your programme or course fees are correct
  • accept UCL's academic and financial regulations, plus the Data Protection statement
  • pay fees prior to your arrival or confirm any sponsorship arrangements

For more details visit the UCL Enrolment for New Students web page.

How do I enrol in person?

Once you have pre-enrolled you will recieve an email with details of your face-to-face enrolment appointment. 

What do I need to bring with me to enrol?

  • your offer letter
  • your student ID number (this is stated on your offer letter)
  • some means of paying your fees if you haven't already done so. If your fees are being paid by a third party please bring a letter from your sponsor with the contact name and address to be invoiced. Please bring confirmation from your funding body if you have been awarded a scholarship. You can find information about payment methods here.
  • evidence of having met the condition(s) stated in your offer letter (if not already supplied)
  • your passport (or your driving licence if you don’t have a passport, or birth certificate)
  • your student visa (if applicable)

You will then recieve your student ID card and will be an official BSP student!

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Online timetable

When does teaching start?

Lectures and seminars begin on 30 September 2024. You will be able to view the online timetable at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/timetable before the start of term. Please note that the current view may show the academic year 2023/24.

How do I navigate the online timetable?

Simply click on “Personal” and select "Click to log in" to view your personal timetable.

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If you then click on the “Change Display” tab you can view the timetable by term, or specific week. 

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How often should I check the timetable?

Check the timetable regularly as there may be changes to rooms, days or times.

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Graphic Skills Portal

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What is the Graphic Skills Portal?

View the Graphic Skills Portal and read more about it on the BSP website.

We are very excited to share with you the Bartlett School of Planning Graphic Skills Portal.

The Graphic Skills Portal is an easy-to-use free resource that presents in a clear and systematic way a set of step-by-step guides and tutorials aimed at supporting the development and learning of graphic skills at the Bartlett School of Planning, alongside formal teaching in your core and elective modules. During the course of Term 1 and 2, you are encouraged to familiarise yourself with the Design Process & Techniques section of the Portal, a bespoke series of booklets introducing the 4 phases of design: Analysis, Visualisation, Design and Presentation. Trial versions of all software are available for free for a limited time. After enrolment, all software, including the Adobe CC will be available for free to current Bartlett students.

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Course Representatives

What do Course Reps do?

As a Course Rep you would help gather thoughts and opinions from students on all things relating to your course. If there are changes to be made, you’ll be empowered to work with staff to make it happen. As a rep you will work with staff to:

  • represent student views

  • let staff know what students most enjoy

  • resolve any problems students are experiencing

  • improve the quality of education

How do I volunteer to be a Course Rep?

Your Programme Administrator will give you an opportunity to express interest and put your name forward after you have joined us. More information will be provided on how to do this closer to the time.

The video below provides all the information you need to know about becoming a Rep.

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Field trips

ngeneering students outdoor the modern architecture buildings of the Politecnico University, at Bovisa district, in MilanIf circumstances allow, first year BSc students will participate in a field trip during term 2 as part of the module BPLN0073 Introducing Urban Design: Design Skills. 

What will I need to pay for?

UCL covers the cost of your travel and accommodation. You will need to pay for any meals and travel within the city. You will also need to pay for the cost of a european visa, if required.  You may be liable for some or all of the cost of the trip if you cancel on short notice, unless on medical grounds.

What do I need to provide?

During induction week your Programme Administrator will request that you complete a form. Clear instructions will be sent closer to the time.

Do I need travel insurance? 

You may need to also apply for UCL travel insurance in order to be fully covered while on field trips. This is paid for by UCL. The application process should take no longer than 5 minutes. If required, thorough instructions of how to do this will be provided on the Undergraduate Moodle page.

During induction week your Programme Administrator will request that you complete a form and upload a scanned copy of your passport via Moodle. Clear instructions will be sent closer to the time.

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Useful resources

During induction week, you may find it a challenge to organise your busy schedule and to navigate the campus. UCL has created the apps below to give you a helping hand at arrival.

Countdown to UCL

Find out more about different aspects of UCL life, including support, health, well-being and diversity on the Countdown to UCL webpage. The page includes articles written by staff and students, with new content every week.

Student Support and Wellbeing

UCL's team of expert wellbeing, disability and mental health staff provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space, in which you can discuss any issues that may be affecting your ability to study. All their services are detailed on their webpage.

Welcome to UCL

Student Support and Wellbeing have launched a 'Welcome to UCL' app to help new arrivals settle in and organise their first few weeks. 'Welcome to UCL' provides checklists of key induction tasks, essential information about support services and student opportunities, maps and social features. Read more and download the app.


UCL Go! Is an app for students to access useful info like the campus map, timetables, live PC availability and more. Read more and download the app.

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