UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


SSEES Undergraduate Enrolment and Induction 2023/2024

Welcome to SSEES and congratulations on achieving your place at UCL! This page contains important information on enrolment and induction. Please take time to read it carefully.

Welcome to SSEES


We are delighted to welcome you to UCL's School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES). Below you will find key information about important things you need to do and know and details about induction activities that will be taking place across UCL.

To begin with, there are some helpful resources which we would like to direct your attention to such as the SSEES Student Handbook, module listings and other useful resources which are also available on our current student pages. 

If you want to see what kind of support we have available for you regarding your wellbeing, and learning adjustments and support please visit the UCL Student Support and Wellbeing page here

Pre-arrival Information

There are some important resources to access prior to arriving at UCL and commencing your studies. We've put these together below for you to access. 

Download the UCL Go App

We suggest downloading the UCL Go App here which will be invaluable for your future studies

New Students Guide

Starting University is a significant life step and there can be too many things to remember sometimes. So we have put together this New Students Guide which is a helpful collection of essential information to know now. You can access this here

International Students

Most of the information above applies to our International Students also however we know that there are also a number of unique aspects of the international student experience including vital information about study visas to navigating the new cultural environment in the United Kingdom. To help our international student community settle into UCL we suggest reading about all the important information and support available to you here.


The enrolment process confirms your arrival and registration at the university. It also allows you to collect your campus ID card which will allow you to identify yourself on campus grounds and access areas such as libraries. To ensure you enrol successfully you will need to make sure that you have followed the neccessary steps depending on your student status as a Home or International student. Once you are on campus please see this page which helpfully outlines what you need to do. 

SSEES Induction Week Programme 

Induction Week starts on Monday 25th September and contains a number of important scheduled sessions with members of staff and students on your programme and beyond. It is important that you are familiar with what is going on in the week and what you need to attend - depending on the programme of study you are registered on. 

The below timetable shows the sessions being run for SSEES Students however UCL will be running sessions and activities across campus during induction week which include campus tours, wellbeing information and much much more. 

Important notes on the Induction Week Timetable

It is important to note the following with regards to the induction week timetable:

  • It may be subject to late-minute changes and so we advise you to please bookmark and re-visit this page often prior to and during the induction week 
  • You can locate the building and address for in person sessions by clicking on the address in the location column
  • Some sessions may be held via Microsoft Teams - any specific joining instructions are indicated below.        
  • If you have not yet done so please ensure you have installed Microsoft Teams onto your computer or device in good time prior to induction week. If you have any queries please see the UCL Guidance Microsoft Teams Help. Alternatively contact ISD for assistance here

How to find your room

UCL has a large campus with many buildings and rooms. To find the room listed in the below timetable more easily, you are advised to use the UCL Map (click here) and you can then type in the name of your building and it will show you the location which you can then access via Google Maps. 





Further Information


Who is it for?

Undergraduate School Directors Welcome

25th September 2023

17:00 - 18:00 PM

In Person



a.allsopp@ucl.ac.uk Cruciform Building B.3.04 Lecture Theatre 1 (Please see Maps above)All New Undergraduate Students
Politics and Sociology Undergraduates  - Programme Welcome

25th September 2023

11:30 AM - 13:00 PM

In Personssees-ps@ucl.ac.ukMedawar Building G01 Lankester LTAll New Politics and Sociology Undergraduate Students
History, Politics and Economics Undergraduates - Programme Welcome

25th September 2023 

11:30 AM - 13:00 PM

In Personssees-hpe@ucl.ac.ukTorrington Place 1-19 Room G12All History, Politics and Economics Undergraduate Students
Languages and Culture Undergraduates - Programme Welcome

25th September 2023

11:30 AM - 13:00 PM

In Personssees-lc@ucl.ac.ukTaviton Street 14-16, Room 347All Languages and Culture Undergraduate Students
Year 1 Russian and East European Course Options Introduction

25th September 2023

14:00 - 15:30 PM

In Personssees-lc@ucl.ac.ukGordon House, Room 106All Students
Economics and Business - Undergraduate Programme Welcome

25th September 2023

15:00 - 16:00 PM

In Personssees-eb@ucl.ac.ukTaviton Street Archaeology Building Room G6 Lecture TheatreAll New Economics and Business Undergraduate Students

History Joint Honours - 

Undergraduate Programme Welcome

25th September 2023 

15:30 - 16:30 PM

In Personssees-history@ucl.ac.ukTaviton Street Archaeology Building Room 612All Students on BA Joint Honours History Programme

Transition Mentor Meetings


Tuesday 26th September 2023 between 11am-12:15 and 13:00 - 14:15 PMIn PersonPlease see an e-mail which will be sent to you on the scheduled time allocated to youTorrington Place (1-19) Room G12All Students
Meet Your Researcher, Library Induction and Careers Talk for Undergraduate StudentsWednesday 27th September 12:00 - 13:00 PMOnline via Teamsssees-student@ucl.ac.uk Click here to join the meetingAll New Undergraduate Students
Personal Tutor Meetings (You will receive an e-mail with regards to the timing and location)27th September 13:00 - 17:00In-PersonPlease await an e-mail that will clarify the timing and location of the meetingTBCAll Students
Module Registration Surgery Economics and BusinessThursday 28th September 10:00 - 12:00 PMIn Personssees-eb@ucl.ac.ukTaviton Street 14-16 Room 431All Undergraduate Economics and Business Students
Module Registration Surgery Languages and CultureThursday 28th September 10:00 AM-12:00 PMIn Personssees-lc@ucl.ac.ukTaviton Street 16, Room 345All Undergraduate Languages and Culture Students
Module Registration Surgery History, Politics and Economics

28th September 2023

10:00 - 12:00 PM

In Personssees-hpe@ucl.ac.ukGordon Square 36-38, Room B03All Undergraduate History, Politics and Economics Students
Module Registration Surgery Politics and Sociology

28th September 2023

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In Personssees-ps@ucl.ac.ukIOE - Bedford Way (20) C3.15All Undergraduate Politics and Sociology Students
Guide to student support and UCL Extenuating Circumstances Policies 

28th September

12:30 - 13:00 PM

Online via Teamsa.allsopp@ucl.ac.ukClick here to join the meetingAll Undergraduate Students 
Academic Communication Centre - Academic Writing Induction Week Session

28th September

14:00 - 15:00 PM

Online via Teamsssees-student@ucl.ac.ukClick here to join the meeting 

UCL 101 - A Session led by students to help lead your transition into Uniersity life

Friday 29 September 

9:00 - 9:45 AM

In Personssees-student@ucl.ac.ukLogan Hall

All Undergraduate Students



New UG and PG Students Library Session

Friday 29 September

14:00 - 14:45 PM

Online via Teams ssees-student@ucl.ac.ukClick here to join the meetingAll New Students

SSEES Society Events Timetable

Your SSEES Student Society is hosting events during induction week - please follow them on Instagram at @sseessoc and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sseessociety. If you would also like to join their society WhatsApp group chat, please fill in this form to be added: https://forms.gle/U1VZ9eVMNq8WaQRT9

How we contact you and how to contact us

The preferred and most effective form of communication with the office is via email. The contact email for all enquiries relating to your programme, module choices, etc. depends on the programme you are registered on. 

SSEES will use primarily use email to contact you about various matters. When you register with ISD you will be allocated a UCL email address - this is the address which will be used to contact you. It is very important that you check your UCL email regularly during term time.

Once your email has been set up, please ensure that you have set up a standard signature that shows your name, student number, year of study and programme. This will speed responses to your queries up when you email the Programme Administrator or other departments at UCL.

When e-mailing please always include the following information in all emails to enable a prompt response:

Full Name I Student Number I Year of Study I Degree Programme

Please see the drop-down menu below to find out the contact details for your programme. 

Economics & Business

Sasha Aleksic

e-mail: ssees-eb@ucl.ac.uk Tel: 0207 679 8773

Languages & Culture

Ben Chatterley 

e-mail : ssees-lc@ucl.ac.uk Tel: 0207  679 8771

Politics & Sociology

Angela Nnamchi

e-mail : ssees-ps@ucl.ac.uk Tel: 0207 679 8778

History, Politics and Economics (HPE) 

Alice Dove

email ssees-hpe@ucl.ac.uk Tel: 0207 679 8778


Ben Chatterley 

e-mail : ssees-history@ucl.ac.uk Tel: 0207  679 8771

Affiliate Students

Ollie Borgstein

e-mail : ssees-affiliate@ucl.ac.uk 

If your enquiry relates to a departmental enquiry please contact ssees-student@ucl.ac.uk 

Beside e-mail students can drop by and speak to one of the team at the Education and Student Support Office (ESSO). The office is located in Room 341 in the SSEES building (see here) on front desk is open during the following times in term-time:

10:00am until 16:00pm from Monday to Friday (Staff work flexibly, so you may find they are not in the ESSO building on some days of the week; please contact your programme administrator on any working day to get in touch with them) 


Located in the heart of the UCL Bloomsbury Campus, SSEES is situated at 16 Taviton Street close to London Euston Station, Euston Square and Warren Street Underground Stations. It is well served by TfL transport services. If you want to plan your route please see the TfL Journey Planner.

The SSEES building is located at:

16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW.

For correspondence, the mailing address of the Department is:

School of Slavonic and East European Studies I University College London

Gower Street I London I WC1E 6BT