Information Services Division


How to find a person's UPI from the UCL Directory

This guide will show you how to find the UPI for current staff and visitors using the UCL Directory search page.

This guide is aimed at...

  • Staff
  • Visitors

Before you start

The UCL Directory contains contact information for current UCL staff and visitors. Directory information is visible to everyone but certain extra information, including the UPI, is only available to users who log into the Directory service.

You will need:

  • Details of the person you're searching for.
  • Your UCL user id and password.


1. Visit the Directory search page.

2. Enter the name of the person you are searching for in the search box.

3. As you type, suggested matching names will be shown in a preview box. This information includes name and contact information but not the UPI.

Directory Preview…

4. Click the Go button (or press the Return/Enter key on your keyboard) to display the full list of results.

Directory results page…

Note: if you search for people from other UCL websites, you may need to select the "People" tab on the results page, as indicated with the arrow in the above screenshot.

5. Click the Login link (this is usually situated on the top-right of the page, below the UCL logo but on smaller screens, it may appear above the Search box).

Directory Login…

6. Log in when prompted using your usual UCL user id and password. You will be taken back to the results list but the UPI will now be visible.

Directory results page after login…

7. To search again, use the search box at the top of the page (if you use the back button, you will need to log in again).

Directory search bar…

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