UCL Urban Laboratory



UCL Urban Laboratory is a unique cross-faculty initiative that draws on world-leading research from across our institution.

Jordan Rowe, Jennifer Robinson and Clare Melhuish on stage

UCL Urban Laboratory is made up of staff from across the insitution, in addition to a core office team of researchers and professional services staff. Visit the UCL HR job website to search for opportunities across UCL.


We are currently seeking a part-time Teaching and Learning Administrator to work with us to develop and deliver our new MASc Global Urbanism programme!

Deadline 22nd January, midnight.

For further information and to apply see UCL vacancies.


Student event assistants

We often require a number of student event assistants to help us produce our wide programme of public engagement activities. These positions are always paid at the London Living Wage or above.

Tasks often include registering and providing information for attendees, assisting with AV and catering, recording and helping document sessions. You should ideally be undertaking a course or research on an urban topic, or have an interest in and knowledge of the work of the UCL Urban Laboratory.

You should be a current UCL student in hold of a valid UCL ID card at the time of the event(s), and must be aware of any restrictions to your working hours based on Tier 4 visa restrictions (if relevant).

To be considered you must register with Unitemps, UCL’s internal recruitment agency. Once you've done this, please add your details to our student event assistant interest form (you must log in with your UCL account to access), and we will be in touch if any opportunities rise.

Visiting Research Fellows (Non-Stipendary)

We welcome applications from post-doctoral, mid-career and senior scholars to become non-stipendiary Visiting Research Fellows at the UCL Urban Laboratory to spend up to one year with us.

We will provide desk space, membership of our research community, access to UCL resources including the library, and a framework in which you can present and develop your research in association with us. In return, we ask that you make a case as to why being at UCL will be beneficial for you and how, in turn, you will contribute to UCL Urban Laboratory.

Contact the UCL Urban Laboratory office in the first instance to discuss options.