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Countdown to UCL

Find out more about different aspects of UCL life in each of the themes below. Articles written by students and staff to give you an insider's view of what it's like to study at UCL.

Getting ready

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Think ahead to starting out, whether you're a new undergraduate or a returning postgraduate.

Money

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Find out more about the costs of student life, budgeting, financial support and all things money.

Sustainability

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Hear how UCL as a community is committed to sustainability and how we're making change.

Our diverse community

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UCL is a diverse community, home to people from all over the world and from all backgrounds.

Students' Union UCL

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Students' Union UCL is your student union - find out more about what they offer and how to get involved.

Love UCL

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We love UCL and we're sure you will too! Find out more about what makes our community so special.

Health and wellbeing

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Looking after yourself is just as important as your studies - find out more about how to stay healthy.

Accommodation

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Everything you need to know to set up your new home, whether you're in halls or private accommodation.

Staying safe

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Your safety is always top priority, so read more about how you can keep yourself safe and secure.

Academic life

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Prepare yourself for academic life at UCL and find out about the academic support available.

Support services

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UCL has a wide range of services to help you get the most out of your time and perform at your best.

Skills and opportunities

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There's so much to get involved in at UCL beyond your studies - read through this section to find out how.

London life

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UCL is in the heart of London and we form an integral part of our city's vibrant life.

Campus life

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Find out more about UCL campus life and everything available to you in Bloomsbury.

Settling in

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Take your time to settle in once you start your programme - there's a lot to take in!

All articles

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Want to search through all our articles? Access all of the Countdown to UCL blog here.

Email archive

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Missed one of our Countdown to UCL emails? You can look through them all in your own time here.