Before term starts
- Please find at the following links documents detailing a number of centrally delivered induction activities to help students settle in and make the most of their time at UCL:
Central Induction Activities 2020
- Website with information for all new students: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/students/new-students
- Video presentation of UCL Support Services: Welcome to UCL Support Services
- SLASH IT Support: Welcome to UCL app video (Library Services, SSW, ISD, PS etc.)
- Student IT Essentials, is a general student guide to central IT services.
DigiLearn Online - Please find a link to the DigiLearn Online video library that we have created for students https://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/help-support/digilearn-online. This includes a comprehensive library of short online videos specifically created for our student cohort. Topics include IT essentials, remote connectivity, file storage options, and Microsoft Office 365 tools.
Live Q&A Sessions
Please note for the first two weeks of October we are running several live Q&A sessions for students. Students will need to reserve a place for the session that best suits their availability. Details can be found on the same page - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/help-support/digilearn-online
Student IT remote sessions
The IT for SLASH team will provide students 1:1 support for any complex IT issues over the first three weeks of term. These remote sessions replace the face to face drop-ins we have been running each year; this year we will carry these out remotely. Support will be provided by appointment only, each lasting 20 mins. Students should book an appointment using the following link https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/UCL2708669@ucl.ac.uk/bookings/
- UCL China Connect addresses connectivity issues for staff and students in China.
- Laptop Loans is a service for students from low income households to loan laptops for their entire period of study.
- Study the Course Selection Guidelines
- Enter your course selections on the relevant Course Selection Form and email to Julia Wagner by Monday 9th September. Selections are provisional and subject to approval by the relevant teaching departments.
- Refer to the FAQ section on the Current Students page.
- Refer to the Moodle EISPS Student Handbook as soon as you have your UCL User ID and password (obtain these pre-arrival via the Online User Registration Service).
- Complete pre-enrolment. You will receive an email from UCL in early September inviting you to pre-enrol. Once you have pre-enrolled you will receive an email confirming your enrolment appointment at the Student Centre where you will complete enrolment.
- International (non-UK) students should attend the International Students' Orientation Programme.
- Familiarise yourself with the Bloomsbury Campus Map.
- Find information and tips about starting at UCL on the new students website.
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.