Information Services Division


Find my UPI: UCL Person Identifier

What is UPI (UCL Person Identifier)?

UPI is a unique identifier assigned to each person at UCL. You have been assigned one and it will stay with you for the duration of your time at UCL, even if your status changes. So, for example, if you start off as a student, become a member of staff and later return as an academic visitor then your UPI will remain the same throughout. Once assigned, it is attached to all person records that are held in Corporate Support database systems.

UPI also refers to the database system that controls and manages the allocation of UPI codes and the distribution of person data between UCL systems.

So, where can I find my UPI?

The best place to look is on your UCL ID card - you'll find your UPI in the bottom left corner.

You can also find the UPI by looking on the UCL Directory (though this will only work if you're using a computer registered on the UCL network).

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