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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.

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.

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: widening.participation@ucl.ac.uk
Location: Floor 3, Bidborough House

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

Contact Graduate Admissions

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 enquiries managed in Student Enquiries Centre (SEC), Floor 1, Student Centre 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

Student enquiries: Contact us through AskUCL
Staff enquiries: visacompliance.staffquery@ucl.ac.uk

Discover more information about immigration and visas from UCL

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 faculties across UCL
  • process Initial Teacher Education (ITE) applications
  • support and advise all other faculties on matters regarding undergraduate admissions

Contact Undergraduate and ITE Admissions