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Access and Admissions: teams and responsibilities

Information about Access and Admissions, including our broad responsibilities and contact details for each of our teams. This information is intended for use by UCL staff.

We co-ordinate UCL’s central access and outreach work, undertake admissions processing for some undergraduate, all graduate and affiliate applications as well as leads on related strategy and policy development. Specialist teams within the department are also responsible for the administration of student funding, maintaining UCL's immigration compliance, and leading on Prevent duties.

For information on our student-facing services please visit the students website or student centre

Find out more about a specific area:


Access and Widening Participation team

Responsibilities include:

  • run events and programmes for students in Years 7 - 11, and also for families and teachers
  • work with students in years 12 and 13 in secondary schools, sixth form colleges and FE college
  • deliver the UCL Transition programme, which provides all first year undergraduates with a mentor from their department
  • lead on Widening Participation research and evaluation
  • lead on internal and external communications and pupil engagement
  • organise CPD for teachers and education professionals, and support UCL's academic departments with the development of their own widening participation initiatives

Telephone: +44 (0)203 108 6964 (Int: 56964)
Email: wp@ucl.ac.uk
Location: Floor 7, 1-19 Torrington Place


Graduate Admissions team

Responsibilities include:

  • process all graduate and affiliate applications received by UCL
  • provide support, advice and guidance to all departments on matters regarding graduate admissions

Telephone: +44 (0) 203 108 7288
Email: postgraduate-admissions@ucl.ac.uk
Location: Floor 8, 1-19 Torrington Place


Improvements and Strategic Projects team

Responsibilities include:

  • deliver operational excellence, focusing on meeting customer needs using the minimum of energy and resources
  • identify and eliminate non-value adding activities in any process
  • support continuous improvement of services or processes through incremental or breakthrough change
  • lead on UCL's Prevent duties

Location: Floor 8, 1-19 Torrington Place


Student Funding team

Responsibilities include:

  • co-ordinate of UCL-wide scholarship and bursary schemes
  • administer US Federal and private loans
  • provide hardship and needs-based funding
  • provide advice and guidance on student financial welfare matters
  • co-ordinate UCL submissions to external agencies such as Hefce and the SLC

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 0004 (Int: 30004)
Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 2724
Email: studentfunding@ucl.ac.uk
For US/Canadian loans email: us-cdn-loans@ucl.ac.uk
Location: Student Centre, Chadwick Building


Student Immigration Compliance team

Responsibilities include:

  • provide advice, guidance and information on compliance duties in relation to the Home Office Tier 4 immigration route
  • issue Certificate of Acceptance for Studies for continuing students

Email: visacompliance@ucl.ac.uk
Location: Student Centre, Chadwick Building


Undergraduate and ITE Admissions team

Responsibilities include:

  • lead on policy, strategy development and implementation of all matters relating to the admission of undergraduate students
  • process undergraduate applications received from UCAS for the faculties of Arts & Humanities, Social and Historical Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Medical Sciences
  • support and advise all other faculties on matters regarding undergraduate admissions

Email: undergraduate-admissions@ucl.ac.uk
Location: Floor 8, 1-19 Torrington Place