Transforming UCL


Grand opening of the new IOE Institute Bar

4 February 2019

UCL students enjoying the new Institute Bar.

Institute Bar

The new UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Students’ Union bar opened its door at the end of last month.

‘The Institute Bar’ is bigger than its predecessor, with more comfortable seating, more natural light, and boasts twice the amount of outdoor seating.

The Institute Bar was created under phase one of the IOE Masterplan project which is due to be fully completed later this year.

The previous location on level 3 has now been refurbished into teaching and learning spaces.

A Union spokesperson said: “We’re so proud of how it’s turned out - we want everyone to come and see it for themselves. It’s great in the daytime with lots of comfortable study space, and brilliant in the evenings with everyone’s favourites behind the bar.”

It officially opened to staff and students on 31 January 2019.

The Institute Bar is situated in the Wing, on level 4 of the IOE.