Student Shadowing Scheme

The Student Shadowing Scheme is an exciting opportunity for year 12 students to come into UCL and experience what life is really like as an undergraduate student.

 Students who attend will:

  • Accompany a current undergraduate student to a lecture (and maybe a seminar/tutorial too) in a subject area that they are interested in
  • Be taken on a tour of the UCL campus
  • Be able to chat to a current student about life at university
  • Receive information about well-being and/or financial support available while studying at UCL

The shadowing day is free. Lunch will be provided and travel costs will be covered if required. 

Entry requirements

This scheme is available to year 12 students who attend a non-selective state school, and who meet one or more of the following criteria: 

  • have a disability
  • are a young carer
  • are a forced migrant (e.g. refugee or asylum seeker)
  • are estranged from parent(s)
  • currently live or have lived in local authority care

We will also take into consideration our general eligibility criteria


Applications for this scheme are now closed. Please check back early in the Autumn term to find out about the next cycle of applications. 


UCL degree programmes

  • As part of the application form, we will ask you what subject area you are interested in. Please have a look at our prospectus to see what UCL offers.