Pre-arrival events

We know it can feel intimidating starting university or a degree. Our Pre-Arrival events are designed to help you get prepared.  

Undergraduate Students

Meet your Student Adviser 

Student Advisers, based in your department, support your transition to university life. If you start in September, your Student Adviser will run an online event before you arrive. You’ll meet your Adviser, find out what they do and meet other students in your cohort. These events usually run two weeks before the start of term. You will be contacted by your department or Student Adviser with information about this event. 

If you start in January, you can meet your Student Adviser at events they'll run as part of the  Beat the January Blues campaign. 

Access UCL Pre-Enrolment Events 

Online Events

Our online events are open to all incoming Access UCL students. You'll hear from current UCL students and learn about our support services. You can also ask questions to ease any worries about starting university.  There are three events in this series:

  • Student Ambassador Q&A Panel, Wednesday, 4 September 2024.
  • UCL Support Services Showcase*, Thursday, 12 September 2024.
  • UCL Support Services Showcase*, Tuesday, 17 September 2024.

*These events will be identical, so you'll only need to attend one. Timings are TBC but each session will run for 60-90 minutes

Access UCL students will be emailed a link to register once their UCL place is confirmed, after A-level results day.

Access UCL Pre-Enrolment Programme

In September 2024, we are piloting a week-long programme for Access UCL students from select departments. Running from Monday, 2 September to Thursday, 5 September, this programme will include:

  • Online sessions with UCL support services and current students, to familiarise you with the support available at UCL.
  • One on-campus day* (Thursday, 5 September) with a taster session led by your department, a campus tour and a slot to collect your UCL ID card early. You'll also meet other Access UCL students.
  • The opportunity to practice an academic piece of work, which you will receive feedback on.

*UCL can cover the cost of travel to and from campus. We will also provide a limited number of overnight stays in UCL accommodation if you’re travelling from afar.

Access UCL students within the pilot departments will be emailed at the start of the summer if you're eligible to take part. You will be sent registration information once your UCL place is confirmed after A-level results day. 

International Students  

International students at any study level can attend our pre-arrival international student orientation events. We run events for January and September starters.  

Graduate Students  

International Students

If you are an International Postgraduate Student, you can attend our pre-arrival international student orientation events. We run events for January and September starters.  

Home/UK Student  

You should check your departmental website or social media for any pre-arrival events.