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! 

Bloomsbury Fitness have launched a special staff discount - 12 months membership for £270 (instead of the usual price of £315). Find out more about Bloomsbury Fitness


Energybase is the University of London's gym, located at Student Central on Malet Street. UCL staff qualify for Associate Membership and the current rate is £40 per month or £300 per year (plus a one-off Student Central joining fee). Membership includes use of the largest swimming pool in central London (33m) as well as the gym and all fitness classes. Find out more about Energybase


We have a corporate rate at Central YMCA Club, Great Russell Street, London. The corporate peak rate is £60.50 per month and the off peak rate is £53.50 per month. These rates are based on a 12 month agreement. There is a one-off joining fee of £15. 

Peak times are from 6.30am-10pm Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm Saturday and 9am-6.30pm on Sunday. Off Peak times are from 9am-3.45pm Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm Saturday and 9am-6.30pm on Sunday. The membership includes a free induction plus a personalised programme designed by one of our fitness advisors. It also includes the use of the swimming pool (25m), classes (125 per week), the Cardio-Vascular and Free Weights areas, as well as the badminton and basketball courts.

Contact Milin Patel at Central YMCA Club for further details on 020 7343 1773 or email milin.patel@ymca.co.uk 

Voluntary Healthcare Schemes

Two voluntary healthcare schemes are available to our staff -

  • AXA Health offers employees, their families and dependents prompt access to eligible private medical treatment. This private healthcare scheme offers you the choice of different healthcare plans, with different excess levels to help manage your subscription. Find out more about AXA Health.
  • EDUHEALTH (Bupacare) Medical Insurance provides UCL staff and their dependents access to membership premiums at special rates (when compared to similar schemes). Benefits include a full choice of hospitals. The EDUHEALTH plan is not claims related and membership can be continued into retirement. Find out more about EDUHEALTH (Bupacare) Medical Insurance.

    For further information please email Sandra.johnston@eduhealth.co.uk or telephone her on 0800 456 1130 quoting reference UCL
Cycle scheme

Find out how to get a getting a tax-free bike through the UCL Cyclescheme and free bike maintenance