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UCL Institute of Education (IOE) students write about life at the IOE.

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 […]

Combining full-time studying with part-time working: if I could do it, so can you!

Does working while studying seem impossible to you? Would you like to combine your full-time studies with some part-time working, but you find that too scary? This blog was written for you, then! I will share with you my experience as a full-time MA student and part-time worker, and provide some tips which may be […]

One day in the life of an IOE undergraduate student

When I started university I was terribly anxious about what to expect in terms of my daily programme. After all, university is quite different from school and it’s hard to know what to expect. I remember that, for me, reading about a typical IOE student’s day would have been helpful, so I thought of writing […]

What to take to University

University is a huge change in one’s life. Especially if you’re moving to a foreign city, away from home, it can feel daunting when you start thinking about what to take with you, in order to make sure you have all that you need. I remember that when I started university, I was worried that […]