UCL Origins

UCL Origins Fortnight takes place from Monday 17 October - Friday 28 October. It is a launch of Student Voice, Active Bystander workshops and an opportunity to get to know the origins of UCL. Attend workshops, events and complete online modules to help continue your induction at UCL.

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Introductory Programme (Origins)
Online Module

The UCL Introductory Programme is designed to help you learn about the university’s past, present, and future, as well as introduce you to some UCL places and people. You’ll be engaging with new ideas and ways of thinking to help prepare you for your studies.

Start by completing the UCL Origins section, learning about the university's history.

Complete this here: Introductory Programme Origins Module

Active Bystander Training Part 1:
Online Module

This module will allow you to familiarise yourself with the definitions of bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct, it walks you through example scenarios that illustrate how these behaviours might occur and provides you with information about support services available both on- and off-campus.

At the end of the online module, take a short quiz that tests your knowledge of the topics discussed in the training. You will need a pass mark of at least 80% to be able to attend part 2: Live Workshop.

Complete the online training here: Active Bystander Programme 2022

Active Bystander Training Part 2:
Live Workshop

The workshop builds on the knowledge gained in the online module and will teach you the practical skills that will allow safe intervention should you ever witness a situation where someone is being mistreated. These sessions also offer a chance for you to ask questions and discuss bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct with your peers.

You must get a pass mark of at least 80% in the online module to be able to attend a live workshop.

Book into a live workshop here: Active Bystander Live Workshop Calendar


Historical UCL
Walking Tour

Explore the rich and radical history of UCL through a UCL walking Tour.

Date: Friday 14 October & Friday 21 October 
Time: 12:30-13:30pm 
Location: Bloomsbury Campus

Book here: UCL Walking Tours Booking Link

Why is Voting Important
Live Event

Nominations for the Students' Union Rep Elections close on Monday 17 October at 12:00. Whether you are a candidate or not, all UCL students will have a chance to vote for their representatives between Monday 24 October and Friday 28 October. 

Come along to this online session to find out more about the importance of voting and why having your say matters!

Date: Monday 17 October
Time: 16:00 to 17:00
Location: Online

Attend the session via: Event Link 

How to use your Academic Reps
Live Event
By Friday 21 October, your academic representatives will have been elected to represent your academic interests. Come along to this session to find out more about Academic Reps and how you can provide your feedback to make positive changes on your course, within your department and beyond! 

Date: Friday 21 October
Time: 13:00 to 14:00
Location: Online

Attend the session: Event Link


Don't forget to check out more Welcome events run by Students' Union UCL