UCL European & International Social & Political Studies


UCL European & International Social & Political Studies


First Year

Before term starts

Induction Week

There are a number of welcome meetings, individual appointments, talks and parties to attend.

Attend your tutor appointment with an EISPS tutor on Monday 28th September between 11am and 1pm:


ESPS and ISPS Students:

  • Attend the First Year Welcome Meeting at 10am - 11am on Monday 28th September on Microsoft Teams.
  • Attend your tutorial appointment with an EISPS tutor on Monday 28th September between 11am and 1pm.
  • If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment, attend the under 18 student meeting with Prof Kristin Bakke at 2pm - 2:30pm on Tuesday 29th September on Microsoft Teams.
  • Attend the preliminary meeting of the core module ESPS0001 on Wednesday 30th September at 2pm 2:30pm on Microsoft Teams.
  • Attend the Welcome Talks on Wednesday 30th September at 2:30pm on Microsoft Teams. This will include talks from UCL Careers Services, UCLU, UCL Information Services Division and the UCL Writing Lab. You will meet your mentor - an experienced EISPS student - at 3:30pm, always on Microsoft Teams.
  • Come join us for a series of fun and engaging events during our induction week at EISPS. All information at the following link: EISPS Social Events. This is where new and returning students first get to know one another.
  • Get connected and visit ISD's pages on IT essentials for new students.
  • Complete your enrolment online as detailed in the e-mail you will have received for this purpose, having first pre-enrolled.
  • Attend welcome meetings in the departments of your chosen modules, in order to familiarise yourself with the reading lists or other set of instructions to be noted before teaching begins. Remember to check your obligations with the departments of your chosen subjects.
  • Register your modules on Portico, if you haven't already done so. In the event of any problems contact Julia Wagner with the course codes, not course titles.
  • Check that your timetable is clash-free using the UCL Common Timetable.
  • There will be a drop-in office hour for ISPS students with Dr Brian Klaas, ISPS Coordinator, on Thursday 1st October from 1pm to 3pm, allocation of a timeslot will happen through an Automated system (tbc). Please feel free to ask him any questions you may have about the programme.
  • If you are a 1st year Mandarin/Japanese/Arabic major language student, attend the welcome meeting on Friday 2nd October at 10:30am - 11am on Microsoft Teams. If you are a 2nd year Mandarin/Japanese/Arabic major language student, attend the welcome meeting always on Friday at 12pm - 1pm on Microsoft Teams.