UCL Human Resources


Health and Wellbeing

We offer a range of health and wellbeing benefits for all employees, these cover fitness and lifestyle as well as mental and physical health.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

UCL has a contract with an external service provider to provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme. This service is free for staff to use and is designed to help with personal and work-related problems, and is also available to family members of UCL staff. Advice is provided on a wide range of topics including emotional, health, family, consumer information, relationships, legal and financial. Counselling can also be arranged through the EAP. Find out more about the EAP.  

Eye Care 

The UCL Eye Care Scheme enables staff to access free eye tests and, if clinically appropriate for display screen equipment users, a choice from a range of free lenses and frames. 

Gym Memberships

Bloomsbury Fitness

Bloomsbury Fitness is a gym for the whole UCL community. Conveniently located at 15 Gordon Street, it offers free classes, a 90 piece fitness suite, personal training, internet enabled smart machines, squash courts and more! 

Until the end of December they are offering staff a special discount - 12 months membership for £249 (instead of the usual price of £300). Find out more about Bloomsbury Fitness


We have a corporate rate at Central YMCA Club, Great Russell Street, London. The Corporate Peak rate is £47.50 and off peak £40.50 respectively through a monthly Direct Debit.

There is a one-off joining fee of £15. However join free during the month of February and save this fee. The minimum contract period is 12 months. You may terminate this agreement by completing a minimum of 3 monthly Direct Debit payments with 30 days notice and proof indicating a change in personal circumstances.

Peak times are from 6.30am – 10pm Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm Sat and 10am – 6.30pm on Sun and Off Peak times are from 6.30am – 3.45pm, 10am-8pm Sat and 10am – 6.30pm on Sun.  The membership includes a free induction plus a personalised programme designed by one of our fitness advisors. This also includes the use of the pool (25m), classes (100 per week), the Cardio-Vascular & Free Weights areas, as well as the badminton and basketball courts.

Contact Yolanda at YMCA gym for further details. 020 7343 1700 or www.ymcaclub.co.uk 

UCL Dental Centre

The UCL Dental Centre, located at 139 Euston Road, provides a wide range of dental care to UCL students, staff and members of the public including NHS, Private and Denplan treatment. Find out more about the practice

Voluntary Healthcare Schemes

Two voluntary healthcare schemes are available to our staff - AXA PPP and Eduhealth. 

AXA PPP offers employees, their families and dependents prompt access to eligible private medical treatment. This private healthcare scheme offers you the choice of four different healthcare plans, with different excess levels to help manage your subscription.  Also, you will have the option of taking out a healthcare plan with a Medical History Disregarded underwriting term if you are new to UCL. This means that any pre-existing conditions you may have had before you joined, are covered (subject to terms and conditions). AXA PPP has also offered existing staff another limited opportunity to join their plans on a Medical History Disregarded basis from 13 November 2017 until the end of January 2018. Find out more about AXA PPP

Eduhealth Essentials provides UCL staff and their dependents access to membership premiums that have been discounted by up to 55% (when compared to other Bupa premiums). Benefits include a full choice of hospitals, the fact that the plan is not claims related and it can be continued into retirement. UCL staff also have the opportunity to join the separate Eduhealth Cash Plan and Dental Plan on a Medical History Disregarded basis. For further information please email Sandra Johnston or telephone her on 0800 456 1130 quoting reference UCL.