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New students newsfeed: faculty information needed

26 August 2015

Prospective UCL students have recently provided the UCL Student Support and Wellbeing team with feedback on the

New students newsfeed: we want to hear from you! ucl.ac.uk/new-students/news">UCL Newsfeed, a website that provides key information to new students ranging from tips on how to manage their finances to key induction events.

The feedback from students has been overwhelmingly positive, but they are keen to hear more about what life is like at UCL within faculties and departments.

What the students enjoy

Since going live, the Newsfeed has had almost 66,000 page views from almost 14,000 users.

Comments from students include:

'I've really enjoyed reading this feed; none of my other universities have the same service. The articles are on everything I would need to sort out, even vaccinations, and my mum has enjoyed the information too! The Q&A's with students are also particularly good to read from a student's perspective.'

'Even though I am not in UCL, all the updates and articles make me feel that I am already in the campus having fun along with knowledge. Thank you so much for the immense efforts made beautiful and entertaining. I want to be a part of it when I reach there. Thank you guys!'

'I have thoroughly enjoyed the newsfeed and have read virtually every article on this page since the beginning'

What the students want to read about

Students have requested more information from faculties and departments including articles on:

  • Distinctive features and strengths of the faculty
  • The influence that work/research has on the wider community both in the UK and internationally
  • Upcoming events
  • General introduction
  • Information specific for postgraduate students
  • 'What to expect' or 'A day in the life of an average student'

UCL Student Support and Wellbeing want to ensure the Newsfeed is as beneficial as possible for the new students.

Sinead Dennehy, International Student Adviser expalins, "We would welcome contributions from faculties and departments to try and cover as many areas as possible, focusing on the aspects students most want to learn about. We look forward to hearing from you.."

For further information, or to discuss a contribution, please email Sinéad Dennehy.

You can read more about the Newsfeed in a recent Week@UCL article.

Sinéad Dennehy, UCL Student Support and Wellbeing