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Support and services over the summer break

2 June 2023

If you’re staying at UCL over the summer, remember that all of our services and student support will be open and available throughout the summer break.

A UCL building on a sunny day


Library opening hours will remain as normal over the summer, except on 29 June when most (other than the Student Centre and Science Library) will be closed. You can find opening hours for all the libraries on our website; please check before visiting to find out the latest service updates.

Student Support and Wellbeing 

UCL Student Support and Wellbeing remains open to students throughout the summer period. Make an appointment with the Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team to access support. Outside of working hours, students can contact UCL 24/7 Student Support Line on +44 (0) 808 238 0077, for free online and telephone counselling support. The Support Line is a free, confidential wellbeing support service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Find out more on the Student Support and Wellbeing website.

The remainder of Student Support and Wellbeing services (including Student Psychological and Counselling Services and the Student Enquiries Centre) remain open, and you can contact them through askUCL. 

For emergency support, including a mental health crisis, always phone 999 (or an equivalent number overseas) or make your way to the accident and emergency (A&E) department at your local hospital. The closest A&E to UCL is at UCLH, while you can also contact Camden and Islington's Mental Health Crisis Assessment service by calling their support line on 020 3317 6333 or visiting their hospital site in St Pancras. Both are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Samaritans can be contacted in the UK on 116 123 at any time, and everything discussed is confidential. 

UCL Careers 

During summer, you will still have access to UCL Careers' online support and resources to assist you in your development and career search.

You can also book to attend one of our one-to-one guidance appointments, or upcoming events on myUCLCareers. 

Other online support includes:


Current students get free access to VMock - an online tool that can provide immediate tips and advice on how to improve your CV. 

2. Brush up on your interviewing skills with the eCareersGrad online course

Access this modular, video-based, interactive Interviews course with video-based candidate example answers, recruiter answer scoring guides, and spotlights on anticipating potential questions, dealing with video interviews, and what to ask the interviewer.


View and apply from one of over 2,800 live vacancies via our online jobs board. Including exclusive opportunities for current students and recent graduates.  


Whether you have just started your degree, looking for career inspiration, deciding on further study, or preparing to interview for your dream job, the Careers Discovery Feed is for you! 

Find loads of helpful articles about all things careers – everything from sector guides, employer profiles and much more! 


Over the summer we begin to update myUCLCareers. with upcoming events for 2023/24 – keep an eye out!  

UCL Museums

The Grant Museum will be closed until autumn 2023.

The Art Museum is likewise only open during UCL term time; it will close on Friday 9 June and reopen on Wednesday 27 September.

The Petrie Museum is closed from Monday 19 June to Friday 28 July, and will reopen on Saturday 29 July. The Petrie’s standard opening hours for the duration of the summer thereafter will be 1–5pm, Tuesday to Friday and 11am–5pm on Saturdays.