Second-year undergraduate

Your second year will be a step up from your first year. It is a time to build on your first-year learning and consolidate core knowledge and skills. Use these guides to help you develop your skills and make the most of the opportunities UCL has to offer as you start to prepare for your final year and beyond.

What to expect in your second year

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Find out what's different about Year 2 and how you will learn in 2021/22.

Tips for success

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Tips for success from previous second-year UCL students.

Develop your study skills

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Tips, advice, and opportunities for academic skills development.

Support for assessment

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Support and resources to help you tackle your assignments and exams.

Other development opportunities

Find out more about self-help resources

Get involved with some of the other opportunities at UCL to develop your skills. 

Go abroad

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Find out about the range of opporutnites to go abroad as a UCL undergraduate student.

Next steps

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Careers, summer plans and thinking ahead to final year.

Get help when you need it

General self-help resources

Make sure you look after your health and wellbeing, and access the correct support. 

Feedback and suggestions

A huge thank you to Lily Weilar, a second-year undergraduate student, for helping curate this content. 

Got feedback or suggestions for resources? Would you like to create some content to help other students perform at their best as they move into second year? Contact Abbie King in the UCL Arena Centre. We are also keen to hear from staff if you have comments or suggestions.