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Undergraduate Offer Holders 2019

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Frequently asked questions

Confirming your place at UCL

I've received my IB Diploma results. When will my place at UCL be confirmed?

Some students may not hear back until A level results day (15 August 2019) for students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If your UCAS Track has not changed, then it is likely that the Admissions Selectors are awaiting all results to make a final decision on all applications.

I've received my Scottish Higher results. When will my place at UCL be confirmed?

Some students may not hear back until A level results day (15 August 2019) for students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If your UCAS Track has not changed, then it is likely that the Admissions Selectors are awaiting all results to make a final decision on all applications.

Access UCL and Access UCL (History) schemes

I've been given an dual offer under the Access UCL scheme. What does this mean?

You have received a dual offer from UCL containing:
- the standard UCL offer
- the Access UCL offer.

If you wish to come to UCL with the reduced Access UCL offer you must successfully complete the Access UCL scheme and select UCL as your firm choice on UCAS. If you do not complete the scheme or choose UCL as your firm choice you will still have access to your standard UCL offer. 

I've been given an dual offer under the Access UCL (History) scheme. What does this mean?

You have received a dual offer from UCL containing:
- the standard UCL offer
- the Access UCL (History) offer.

If you wish to come to UCL with the reduced Access UCL (History) offer you must successfully complete the Access UCL scheme and select UCL as your firm choice on UCAS. If you do not complete the scheme or choose UCL as your firm choice you will still have access to your standard UCL offer.

What does successful completion of the Access UCL or Access UCL (History) scheme mean?

To successfully complete either the Access UCL scheme or Access UCL (History) scheme, you must complete a Preparation for Academic Study module and pass an additional academic assessment.

What is the Preparation for Academic Study module?

You will have been sent login details for the Preparation for Academic Study (PAS) module on UCL eXtend, UCL’s online virtual learning environment. The module should take you approximately four hours, and you can complete it in stages until the deadline which is the 31st July. It covers topics such as academic reading and writing, managing workloads, lectures and seminars and dealing with challenges. The PAS module is not UCL-specific and will be useful to you, regardless of whether you decide to come UCL.

Is the Preparation for Academic Study module assessed?

The Preparation for Academic Study module is not assessed, but you must complete the entire course in order to successfully complete this aspect of Access UCL.

What is the academic assessment?

The academic assessment will be a 1,000 word written assignment, which will also be completed on UCL eXtend. The academic assessment will be non-subject specific and you will have a choice of questions set by UCL academics.

When do we receive details about the academic assessment and when will it be due?

Questions will be released after the final A level examination and the assessment must be submitted by mid-July.

What if I don't complete the scheme or choose UCL as my firm choice?

If you do not complete the scheme or choose UCL as your firm choice you will still have access to your standard UCL offer.

I have questions about the scheme, who can I contact?

For queries about the scheme please contact the Widening Participation Team on wp.accessucl@ucl.ac.uk

Student accommodation

When and how will I hear about my accommodation allocation?

You will receive a response by email from 1 July 2019 onwards. The specific date of your response from UCL will depend on your offer holder status:

  • Applicants holding an unconditional firm offer for an undergraduate programme at UCL: July 2019
  • Applicants holding a conditional firm offer for an undergraduate programme at UCL: mid August 2019 (after the A level results are published in the UK)
  • Applicants on an exchange programme at UCL: July/August 2019
Can I switch accommodation?

Each applicant will receive one offer of accommodation from UCL and we recommend that you accept this. A limited number of rooms may become available during the academic year and a list of rooms able to those wishing to switch will be available in October 2019.

Do you offer accommodation for students with families?

We have some limited accommodation for students with families. Please contact UCL Accommodation for details:

Do you offer accommodation for students with additional needs?

We have a small number of rooms available for students with disabilities. Please contact UCL Accommodation for details:

Do you offer accommodation beyond the first year to care leavers?

We guarantee students who are care leavers accommodation for the duration of their programme.

Pre-arrival information

Can you put me in touch with other new students on my programme?

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet students from your programme as well as other programmes during the Enrolment and Freshers week. You may also wish to search for UCL Freshers 2019 groups on Facebook.

Does UCL provide an airport pickup service?

UCL does not offer airport pick up as London is well-served by transport links and UCL is located in the Bloomsbury district at the very centre of London. There are easy connections to UCL from London’s global hub airports at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted and you will find that London’s extensive public transport system is convenient and easy to use.