October 2023

Read on to discover the additional events we're hosting in October.

Dyslexia Awareness Week

Monday 2nd October - Sunday 8th October 2023.

Hannah Tracey (Specific Learning Difficulties Study Skills Tutor) will deliver 2 in-person workshops on Digital Literacy for New Neurodivergent Students on Wednesday 4th October 2023 at 2.15pm-3pm (session 1) and 3.15pm-4pm (session 2). The workshops will be hosted at Gordon House 106 (booking links below). Please note that session 2 will be a repeat of session 1.

Book onto the 2.15pm-3pm workshop

Book onto the 3.15pm-4pm workshop

The sessions are designed for students with worries about managing the technology required in their studies. They may be mature students or have faced a significant gap in their academic journey. Students who suspect their profile is neurodivergent, or have a diagnosed learning difficulty, are very welcome. 

Each session will briefly cover:

  • Functional skills; navigation and jargon
  • E-safety; emails and security
  • Effective communication; tools and forms of communication for study
  • Research tools; where to start and resources
  • Collaboration; group work, apps and software to track/share
  • Cultural and social understanding; different experience levels and translation risks
  • Critical thinking and evaluation; research gaps and critical thinking processes
  • Signposting; how to seek support and help at UCL and beyond
  • Time for any questions

Share your experience

UCL Student Support and Wellbeing are celebrating Dyslexia Awareness Weeks by asking neurodivergent* students and staff to fill out our survey and share what makes them unique. 

*Neurodivergent is an umbrella term that can be used for autistic people and people with Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs), such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Students who are neurodivergent are encouraged to register with Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing to access appropriate support.

World Mental Health Day

Tuesday 10th October 2023.

Student Support and Wellbeing will be hosting a 2-hour drop-in session in the South Cloister (UCL Main Campus) from 12pm-2pm.

Take time out to de-stress and learn why looking after your mental health is so important. Feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy our embroidery kits, chatting with other students and positive vibes all around. 

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Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing Mentoring Group

Tuesday 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st October 2023.

The Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team in Student Support and Wellbeing will be hosting a Mentoring Group for students with no registered disability, but who are experiencing difficulties at university.

Our wonderful mentors Anna and Sue will host the Mentoring Group every lunchtime from 12pm-1pm from Tuesday 10th October. The Mentoring Group will last for eight weeks into November 2023. 

Request to join the group by email

Request to join the group on askUCL

The remit for being referred to the Mentoring Group is: 

  • You may be struggling to adjust to university life
  • Mental health problems may be impacting your studies
  • You are motivated to share your experience in a group setting
  • You do not have a mental health diagnosis and are ineligible for disability support (however, we will consider students with a mental health condition if a group setting will be beneficial for you)

To get the most out of the group, referrals will close once the group reaches its second meeting (Tuesday 17th October). This is so the group can get to know each other and there isn't a sense of constant change. If you would like to join after the group has closed, you will be added to the waiting list and signed up for the next group.

Go Abroad Week 

Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November 2023.

The UCL Study Abroad team has curated an exciting week of in-person events for undergraduate students interested in studying abroad in the 2024/25 academic year.

Join us to learn more about the opportunities available to you as part of your degree (if your programme includes this option), our short-term global opportunities and how to apply and secure funding for the international opportunities that interest you. You will have the opportunity to speak to UCL students who’ve just returned from their year abroad, and a chance to hear from overseas volunteering organisations offering diverse and exciting summer placements.

Information about all of our Go Abroad week events can be found on the UCL Go Abroad Events page. You will be asked to sign up to attend via Eventbrite. In addition to our events, if you are on campus and want to speak with a member of the Study Abroad Team in person, we will also be running a Go Abroad Hub in the Student Centre (UCL Bloomsbury) from Monday 30th October - Thursday 2nd November. We look forward to seeing you there!

Centring Contemplation

Wednesdays from 1.10pm-1.50pm

This is a form of silence meditation that is suitable for people from all faith backgrounds and those from none. As it is silent, we can maintain a variety of intentions while practising together. Sessions are held in the Meditation Room on B2 of the Student Centre.


Thursdays from 1.10pm-1.50pm

A Christian service of Holy Communion. Sessions are held in the Meditation Room on B2 of the Student Centre.