Information Services Division


Video conferencing

What is Video conferencing?

A video conference is a live video connection between people in separate locations for the purpose of communication or interaction. Video-conferencing allows people to communicate visually from anywhere in the world.

Uses of video-conferencing include:

  • Distance Learning
  • Sharing ideas with students at other universities
  • Job Interviews
  • Giving and receiving presentations to and from sites from around the world
  • Conducting meetings between research groups and academics based at different universities.

We have even conducted video-conferences between UCL and astronauts on the orbiting International Space Station (ISS), so no place is too remote for a video conferencing link-up.

International Space Station…

The Benefits

If you hold regular meetings involving a substantial amount of travel, you might appreciate the benefits of holding some of them over a video-conference link. Benefits include:

  • Reduces travel expenses
  • Saves time
  • Increases productivity
  • Increases collaboration
  • Improves communication
  • Allows multi-point meetings across time zones & international boundaries.

UCL Videoconferencing facilities