Information for UCL students

Information, advice and support for UCL students around coronavirus including staying safe on campus, reporting potential coronavirus cases and FAQs about key topics including teaching, assessment, research, libraries, IT, events and travel.

UCL is currently closed to the public. Most staff and students should continue to work and study remotely where possible, with around 25% of staff back on site at any one time, working in a safe and socially distanced way. 

London has moved to a Tier 2 (high) alert level for COVID-19 and additional restrictions have been introduced to help reduce the spread of infection. Read a message from Professor Anthony Smith, Vice Provost (Education & Student Affairs) and Carol Paige, Democracy, Operations and Community Officer, Students’ Union UCL about what the new restrictions mean for UCL students. Visit the Government and NHS websites and download the NHS COVID-19 App for the most up to date information about what to do if you feel unwell and what you can do to avoid spreading the virus.

Remember, you must stay at home and use the UCL Connect to Protect reporting tool if: you think you may have coronavirus; you have tested positive for the virus; you are waiting for the results of a coronavirus test or you need to self-isolate.

Report a potential case

Safety for students on campus

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Key information and support

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FAQs for students

Answers to frequently asked questions about key topics including: teaching, assessment and research; Libraries and IT; and Travel.

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Keeping safe on campus

Find information about the measures we’re putting in place and what you can do to help keep everyone safe including: face covering policy, social distancing guidelines, getting to and around campus and support fo disabled students

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Testing, reporting and managing potential cases at UCL

Find out what to do if you are unwell, think you mght have coronavirus or need to self-isolate, find out how to get a test at UCL and see our plans for if there is an outbreak of coronavirus at UCL

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Students in self-isolation

Students will have to self-isolate if they experience COVID-19 symptoms. We have many resources to support you, including health advice and practical recommendations, and support and guidance.

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Keeping safe around campus and Camden

We have introduced a new Zoning system for the Bloomsbury campus to support social distancing and are working in partnership with local agencies and services to keep our community safe

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The UCL Visiting Campus Checklist

We’ve put together a checklist to help you remember what to do before you leave home, when you get to campus, and once your get to your class or meeting room. 


Support for disabled staff and students

UCL is committed to supporting disabled staff and students and to ensuring our return to campus is done in an inclusive way.

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Accommodation advice and support

Information for residents that live in halls or have left during Academic Year 2019/2020 such as self-isolation information, FAQs, belongings collection and moving out guidelines.

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Libraries and study spaces

Information on how Library Services can support your research in 2020-21 and how to book a study space

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Your education in 2020/21

Find out more about how your teaching and learning, and other aspects of UCL student life, will look in the next academic year.

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Welcome to a new year at UCL

Visit the UCL Students website for the information you need to get ready for study in 2020/21.

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Support offer in 2020/21

You still have access to a full range of support. Read about everything available to you in 2020/21.


Further questions

I’ve already enrolled as a student and I’ve got a question that hasn’t been answered here. Where can I find more information?

Visit UCL Students to find all of the information you need to get ready for study in 2020/21. If you have a specific question about your individual circumstances please speak to your department or contact us through the askUCL student enquiries system in the first instance.

I’m joining UCL this year or I’m thinking about applying, and I’ve got a question that hasn’t been answered here. Where can I find more information?

Please see our FAQs for prospective students. If you can’t find the information you need or if you have a specific question about your individual circumstances please email us via study@ucl.ac.uk