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Four departments to pilot UCL's Introductory Programme for undergraduates

20 May 2019

Programme supports transition to UCL, with online and on campus elements designed to give new undergraduates a feeling of place and belonging

image of computer with Introductory Programme welcome page

UCL’s Introductory Programme is to be piloted with the help of 4 departments this summer.

The undergraduate students joining Natural Sciences, Arts and Sciences, School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS) and three programmes in the UCL Institute of Education (Psychology with Education, Social Sciences, Social Sciences with Quantitative Methods) will be invited to engage with the online component of the Introductory Programme a month before they arrive at UCL and to continue their engagement with some group activities during their first term.*

The purpose of the Introductory Programme is to provide students with an academic, pastoral, social and physical orientation of UCL. It centres around a number of ‘objects’ in and around UCL and through telling the stories behind these objects, with the help of engaging interactive multimedia, it aims to provide students with a feeling of place and belonging before they arrive.

We plan to roll out the Introductory Programme to all new undergraduates in summer 2020.

The project is run by the Office of the Vice-Provost (Education and Student Affairs).


*This news item was amended on 10 June 2019. In the original article, Faculty of Laws was named as one of the pilot departments.