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Bouncing Back: Building Community and Fostering Belonging

By Alex Wong, Social Sciences BSc Starting my university journey in the middle of a global pandemic was not what I had in mind as I touched down (on a mostly empty flight) at Heathrow. I had never felt more out of sync in my life, lugging around my suitcases like a lifeline. The sharp […]

My Work Experience Placement at Green Schools Project

By Sakura Goto, Education Studies BA Have you ever wondered if undergraduates on a three year course can get enough work experience before graduation?  The BA Education Studies has got this covered with a new module, the Education Studies Placement Module. About the Education Studies Placement Module In Year two, BA Education Studies students can […]

My route to IOE

By Kyle Meyers, Education (Science) MA I was brought up in an environment of highly motivated educators in the form of my grandmother and both my parents. My mother has been a co-ordinator of the Pre–Primary section of a prominent school in south-central Mumbai and my deceased father, apart from being a radio-analyst by profession, […]

Mental health at UCL: you are not alone

By Callum Flynn, Psychology with Education BSc Starting University can be a scary feat for anybody – I know it was for me. But my biggest concerns may vary from those of many others. Research conducted by UniHealth found the most common concern for first years is not the money, food or academic performance, which […]

PGCE Music – The Covid Cohort

By Rebecca Appleby It is a steep learning curve for everyone when lessons move so abruptly to the virtual world. It took my year 12s longer than you might think to realise that I, another person on a video call, could see them texting each other, even though you would think they would do me […]

A Room with a View: Learning through Lockdown

Just as businesses are adapting to the remote working environment created by lockdown, so must staff and students at the IOE in order to maintain learning during Covid-19. On a personal level, this has taken me from my room in Camden Town to the left-hand corner of my mother’s attic (there are birds living in […]

Becoming a researcher at undergraduate level: You can do this!

By Omar Hallab, Social Sciences BSc As someone who has been able to harness the power of conducting research at undergraduate level both inside the classroom through opportunities within my department and later outside university in the professional sphere, I am here to share with you the benefits I have gained. 1. Building confidence As […]

Good places to eat and drink around UCL

The city of London celebrates its great diversity in many ways. One of which is its abundant culinary choices. Simply exploring around UCL, you will easily find cuisines from all over the world. With so much choice on offer, it can sometimes be tricky to quickly spot the ideal one during your lunch break when […]

Make the most of studying resources across UCL and London

At UCL and across London there is a vast array of different study resources available to help you make the most of your time at university. This list will give you with a quick overview of the resources, physical and online, that will hopefully make your learning, research, and study sessions a little easier and […]