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IAA Festival 2019 FAQs

Will the Festival be family-friendly?
All events are open to people of all ages. There will be a number of events that are suitable for children of a variety of ages. Please see the events pages for more information.

Will I be able to park on campus?
There will be a very limited number of parking spaces, so please make alternative arrangements. Parking on campus is by arrangement and will be reserved for people with access issues – please contact iaa.festival@ucl.ac.uk for more information.

Will food be provided?
There will be a number of food stalls on the Wilkins Terrace to suit all tastes and dietary requirements. Payment can be made by cash or card.

Will the activities be free?
All Festival related events will be free to all guests. However, some events are ticketed and we would strongly encourage you to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Can I bring my friends to the Festival?
The Festival is open to everyone. Please make sure you register all your guests to avoid disappointment.

Do I have to register for every event?
Some of the activities do not require registration, for example some of the Talks, Workshops, Screenings, Tours, Exhibitions and Hands On activities. We have clearly marked which events require booking. 
Tickets will be very popular, so please make sure you register for any ticketed event you wish to attend to avoid disappointment.

I can no longer attend, do I need to cancel my booking?
Please get in touch to let us know if you are no longer able to make it by emailing the team at iaa.festival@ucl.ac.uk so we can free up tickets to other guests. 

Can I attend events that are fully booked?
Due to the popularity of the Festival some events may become fully booked. There is still a chance that some of the people who have made reservations may not attend. So if you are interested in joining a fully booked event, we recommend that you join the queue at least 15 minutes before the event starts. Please note we cannot guarantee entry. 

What steps have you made for the festival to be sustainable? 
Sustainability is a major priority for UCL and we are working hard to make sure It’s All Academic has as low an environmental impact as possible.
Free water dispensers will be available across the campus so please bring your reusable bottles and cups. We will also be handing out reusable glasses on the day (small deposit required). 
We have tried to reduce printing, by making more content available across digital platforms such as the Festival App and Website. All paper used for flyers and posters has been printed on recycled paper. 
All exhibitions and activities have been designed to have minimal waste. This year all food stalls will only offer vegan and vegetarian options. 
All attendees are encouraged to use public transport to access the festival to reduce carbon emissions and lower your carbon footprint. 
And don’t forget you can enjoy guilt-free face-painting will our biodegradable glitter!
 

We look forward to welcoming you to UCL on 5th October