Archive of Countdown to UCL emails

This page hosts an archive of the Countdown to UCL emails sent to our offer holders due to start in the academic year 2020/2021.

Below we've made available PDF versions of all the Countdown to UCL emails sent to students starting in September 2020 and those starting in January 2021.

In our September editions, for some (but not all) issues, some of our faculties have their own specific versions with additional content. Students otherwise receive the generic versions based on their level of study (undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research) and whether they're a UK or international student (including EU/EEA/Swiss students).

In our January Countdown emails, students received versions of the emails based solely on their level of study (undergraduate and postgraduate) as this was more suitable to the January student cohort.

On this page:

September 2020

January 2021

1. Getting Ready

Sent on Monday 22 June 2020.  

2. Money

Sent on Monday 29 June 2020. 

3. Sustainability

Sent on Monday 6 July 2020. 

4. Our Diverse Community

Sent on Monday 13 July 2020.  

5. Students' Union UCL

Sent on Monday 20 July 2020. 

6. Love UCL

Sent on Tuesday 18 August 2020.

7. Health and Wellbeing

Sent on Saturday 22 August 2020.

8. Accommodation

Sent on Wednesday 26 August 2020.

9. Staying Safe

Sent on Tuesday 1 September 2020.

10. Academic Life

Sent on Monday 7 September 2020.

11. Support Services

Sent on Thursday 10 September 2020.

12. Skills and Opportunities

Sent on Monday 14 September 2020.

13. London Life

Sent on Thursday 17 September 2020.

14. Campus Life

Sent on Monday 21 September 2020.

15. Settling In

Sent on Thursday 24 September 2020.

January 2021

1. Issue 1 

Covers Getting Ready, Money and Sustainability.

Sent on Monday 7 December 2020.

2. Issue 2

Covers Our Diverse Community, Students' Union UCL and Love UCL.

Sent on Monday 14 December 2020

3. Issue 3

Covers Health and Wellbeing, Accommodation and Staying Safe.

Sent on Monday 21 December 2020

4. Issue 4

Covers Academic Life, Support Services and Skills and Opportunities.

Sent on Monday 28 December 2020

5. Issue 5

Covers London Life, Campus Life and Settling In.

Sent on Monday 4 January 2021