UCL European & International Social & Political Studies


First Year

Before term starts

  • You will have received via email details of Induction Events organised by EISPS. 
  • Website with information for all new students: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/students/new-students
  • Student IT Essentials, is a general student guide to central IT services.
  • 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.
  • Please refer to the Module Selection Guidelines (First Years).
  • 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 students should attend the International Students' Orientation Programme.
  • Familiarise yourself with the Bloomsbury Campus Map.

Induction Week

There are a number of welcome meetings, individual appointments, talks and parties to attend. Please refer to the schedule sent to you via email. 

  • Attend the First Year Welcome Meeting
  • Attend your tutorial appointment with an EISPS tutor
  • If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment, attend the under 18 student meeting with the Departmental Tutor
  • Attend the preliminary meeting of the core module ESPS0001 
  • Attend the Welcome Talks. This will include talks from UCL Careers Services and the UCL Writing Lab. You will also meet your transition mentor - an experienced EISPS student
  • Come join us for a series of fun and engaging events during our induction week at EISPS
  • 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.
  • Register your modules on Portico, if you haven't already done so
  • Check that your timetable is clash-free using the UCL Common Timetable
  • If you are a 1st year Mandarin/Japanese/Arabic major language student, attend the welcome meeting.