UCL Pre-University Summer School students come from a diverse range of countries and cultures. Read more about their experiences of university study, the social programme and student life in the heart of London.
"It was my first time in a real lecture; I enjoyed taking notes and it felt like I was really at university. That experience is going help me when I go to university; now I know how to take notes, I’ll be able to work faster." Read more
"The Pre-University Summer School will help me a lot because I am not yet entirely sure about which degree I want to study. There were different subjects like science and humanities, so it allowed me to try different courses." Read more
"We used a lot of special scientific instruments that I had never used before, such as a spectrophotometer. I learnt how to do an experiment, analyse the results, make conclusions and explain things in scientific ways." Read more
"At my school, teachers mostly do monologue teaching and the students just listen; here, you interact with the teachers more and ask questions whenever you want - the teachers won’t judge you. You can feel free to express your opinions." Read more
"The chaperones were kind, reliable and cautious. If you asked them a question, they always provided an answer. If we forgot any plans, they would tell us what we are doing; it was very good to have them." Read more
"The other students are really friendly; we had loads of chats and shared ideas. I found students very open-minded. Chinese students in general do not share their ideas. They work for themselves, and there is less communication at home; here it is global and shared." Read more
"Personally, I found trips around UCL and London to be the most exciting. To look at the city and university I was going to be studying at was a useful experience and helped me to get to know both." Read more