Teaching & Learning


Help us to evaluate the Introductory Programme

18 November 2020

Students are invited to complete a survey evaluation of a new online resource by 30 November.

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This summer, we launched the UCL Introductory Programme as a new online resource developed to offer new students an intellectually enriching introduction to degree-level study and UCL, and create a sense of place and belonging before they arrive.

New students were invited to access the fully online programme after they completed their online pre-enrolment. An impressive 9,000 students and over 130 staff have logged on since its launch in August – we're keen to hear what they thought!

Creating a connection to UCL before arrival

The IP is a journey through a series of stories, images, videos and interactive activities under three themes: UCL Origins, Discovery at UCL and Global London. The online element of the programme centres on a number of ‘objects’ in and around UCL. 

By 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 – even more important this year, as many students were forced to delay their move to London in light of the pandemic.

Survey to share

Our survey evaluation is open until 30 November 2020 and takes less than 15 minutes to complete.

We're keen to hear feedback from anyone who has completed any part of the Introductory Programme and would appreciate if you could share this with your students. 

Students who complete the survey can win a £15 Amazon voucher. They will also be invited to take part in a focus group to explore their feedback further.

Future development

The IP was developed as one of a series of initiatives to personalise student support, as part of the UCL Education Strategy 2016-21.

A fourth theme, Future UCL, will be added to the IP in partnership with students. Over 500 students have already signed up to hear more about opportunities to shape the resource.

The feedback gathered from this evaluation will shape this fourth theme, and help us reflect on the suitability and impact of the existing three themes.