Information and Support
The Student Centre
Please visit http://www.ucl.ac.uk/students/ for a comprehensive guide for students at UCL. In particular, the Student Centre is part of UCL's Student Support and Wellbeing services and offers information and support to students enrolled on programmes of study at UCL and UCL alumni.
The Student Union
UCLU is a registered charity that exists to provide you with a range of services to support and help you develop your skills and interests while you are at UCL. We recommend that you explore the more than 200 clubs and societies on offer, which cover a wide range of sporting, cultural and artistic interests - it's a great opportunity to meet other students and staff, beyond your programme of study. UCLU also represents the needs of all UCL students and can give you help and advice on any difficulties that you may encounter during your stay at UCL.
Aspire Leisure Centre
The Aspire Leisure Centre, located on campus in building 47 (Grid D4) on the campus map, is fully accessible to everybody and offers a worthwhile student discount. So whether you go to the gym every day, fancy a swim in your lunch break, can't resist a spinning class or prefer the occasional game of badminton or table tennis, you should definitely take a look. The centre also boasts a dance studio and much more!
Stanmore Country Park
What better way to relax after a hard day's studying, than to take a stroll through the picturesque Stanmore Country Park. With woodland, water and wonderful views across London, this is the perfect place to unwind.
Also, the Wood Lane entrance (opposite the entrance to the Aspire Leisure centre and next to the Cloisters development) offers a handy cut-through to Stanmore tube station, via Kerry Avenue. Be warned though, once you leave the all weather path, it can get very squelchy and muddy if it's been raining - we recommend you wear some decent waterproof boots or trainers, unless it's the height of summer!
Spending some of your free time volunteering is a great way to help society, feel good and add a decent boost to your CV. There are plenty of volunteering opportunities based on and around campus that will suit your availability and time you are willing to commit.
Barbara Bus Fund
The Barbara Bus Fund helps wheelchair users who find it impossible to travel on public transport and hard to transfer to a car or taxi. They're always looking for friendly and reliable volunteer drivers to take people out in their range of specially adapted vehicles.
There are a range of volunteering opportunities at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital - everything from driving visitors around the large campus in special electric buggies to working for the hospital radio station.
Maps & Getting Here
Julie Noren and her friendly team are always happy to help our students and staff with all library matters, be that using library resources and databases, finding an article, arranging for books to be fetched from other libraries, good referencing guidelines, open access publishing etc. The library also offers good spaces for private and group study, is equipped with a cluster of PCs with RNOH & UCL network access and has a bookable meeting pod. You can find the Stanmore Campus Library on the first floor of the Sir Herbert Seddon Teaching Centre, building number 5 (Grid E9) on the campus map.
Food and drink
We like to hang out in Basilian, the café located on the 1st floor of the Aspire Leisure Centre, which is building number 47 (Grid D4) on the campus map. Here you can grab the best barista-made coffee on campus, as well as a selection of tasty meals and snacks, all served with a smile! Basilian is at the heart of the Aspire Leisure centre, with a view of the pool and access to the Aspire Charity offices to one side and the viewing gantry for the sports hall across the stairway.
Broccles is the hospital canteen, located in building number 12 (Grid C7) on the campus map. They serve good solid meals and a range of sandwiches and salads to eat in the restaurant or take away. We always have a laugh with the friendly staff when we drop by here.
Sandwiches and snacks are available to buy from the RNOH shop located in the outpatients reception, building number 41 (Grid D5) on the campus map.
For emergency sustenance when you're working frantically towards a deadline (we've all been there!), you can always grab something from the vending machines located in the main entrance of the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science, building number 6 (Grid D8) on the campus map.
UCL kitchen and common room
You're welcome to use the facilities in the UCL Kitchen and Common Room. There's a microwave, fridge, kettle and coffee machine, tables chairs and TV. It's a popular place to hang out and mingle with students from the other courses. You'll find it in towards the rear of the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science, near the carpark, building number 6 (Grid D8) on the campus map.
The RNOH shop is great for essentials and is handily located in the outpatients reception, building number 41 (Grid D5) on the campus map.
Stanmore broadway is the closest shopping area and has a range of shops for all your daily needs, including a Sainsbury's supermarket, a post office and a Boots pharmacy, as well as several coffee shops and restaurants.