Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences


Student vlogs and blogs

Welcome to the home of our student blogs and vlogs! Find out what it's like to live and study at UCL by reading our blogs and watching vlogs created by our students from the Faculty of Arts & Humanities and the Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences.

Student Vlogs

Upskilling in lockdown

From mastering homemade pasta to getting ahead with her course readings, current UCL English Language & Literature student Elin shares what she has been doing to pass the time in lockdown. 

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Reflections on remote learning at UCL  

Hear from Deepali, a current UCL English Language & Literature student, on how she found the sudden switch to online learning in Term 3 this year.

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Student Blogs


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How to improve your CV during lockdown

Ben Glass, final year Philosophy student, offers his guidance on how to use lockdown to think about your career and spruce up your CV.

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Remote learning during the Covid-19

Issy Proctor, final year UCL History student, shares her reflections on how she has found remote learning during lockdown and offers her top tips for effective learning at home.

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Returning from my year abroad during Covid-19

Sophia Saeed, third year UCL Geography student, shares her experience of having to leave her year abroad in Toronto early due to the pandemic.

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Remote learning and overcoming procrastination during lockdown

Adwoa Amankona, UCL Geography student, had to end her year abroad in Sydney early due to Coronavirus. Hear how she found remote learning back home and her tricks for dealing with procrastination.

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Dealing with psychological impacts of Covid-19 as a student

Hamizah Afandi, final year UCL Archaeology student, shares her advice on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during these challenging and uncertain times.

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A day in the life of a student in lockdown

Annabelle Brand, second year UCL English student, takes us through a typical day in lockdown life.

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Returning to UCL in September

Sophia Saeed, third year UCL Geography student, shares how she is feeling about returning to UCL in September for her final year.

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Five top tips for getting a good night's sleep

Sophia Saeed, third year UCL Geography student, shares her advice on how to get a good night's sleep.