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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.

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 if you feel unwell, and use the UCL Connect to Protect reporting tool if: you have symptoms of coronavirus, you need to self-isolate, or you have tested positive for coronavirus.

Recent updates

  • Students who are arriving in the UK from overseas are eligible for a discount on the full range of PCR tests required for travel. Find out more and claim a voucher code (this page is restricted to UCL students - if you are unable to access the page please refer to your Welcome Week email).

Get tested twice a week if you don't have symptoms

How we are communicating with students

We’re working hard to keep all our students and staff up to date with the latest on coronavirus and our response to it. The information on this page is updated regularly and should be considered the most up-to-date source of information for students. Please check this page regularly.

Students should expect to receive updates through the myUCL student newsletter (on a weekly basis during term time) and from their department or faculty. Please check your UCL email on a regular basis for important notifications. If you haven’t been receiving the myUCL newsletter, please check your spam or junk folder in the first instance. If the newsletters are not in these folders, please complete this quick form to notify us. We will resubscribe you if for any reason you are unsubscribed, and we will contact you if there are any other issues.

Information for parents and guardians of UCL students

Starting university can be an anxious time for parents who want to help and support their child so that they make the most of university. Our website for parents aims to answer some of your key questions.

Key information and support

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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 guidance, getting to and around campus and support for 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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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. 

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Libraries and study spaces

Information on how Library Services can support your research and how to book a study space

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Your education in 2021/22

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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Postgraduate Research students

See the Doctoral School website's response plan to coronavirus for UCL's Postgraduate Research students 

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Supporting our students

This academic year might look a little different from usual but we're still committed to providing support and opportunities

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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 online events to support your mental health and wellbeing, health advice and practical recommendations, and support and guidance.

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NHS Vaccination Centre at UCL

An NHS COVID-19 vaccination centre is now operational at Bidborough House in partnership with UCLH

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Vaccinations and healthcare

Information about the COVID-19 vaccine and registering with a GP

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Accommodation advice and support

 Frequently asked questions for both current and prospective residents, and links to further information, resources and support.

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Careers Coronavirus FAQs

Frequently asked careers questions, advice and support for UCL students and recent graduates during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

Further questions

If you have a specific question about your individual circumstances please speak to your department or line manager in the first instance. If you have a more general question, please check that it has not already been answered through our Coronavirus FAQs or Keeping Safe on Campus webpages

Students can contact us though the askUCL student enquiries system. Alternatively you can email covidhelpline@ucl.ac.uk and if you would like to speak to someone on the phone, please call our helpline on 0203 108 5699. Lines are open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.