Work at UCL


Our community

UCL is a diverse community with the freedom to challenge and think differently.

We have a progressive and integrated approach to our teaching and research – championing innovation, creativity and cross-disciplinary working. We teach our students how to think, not what to think, and see them as partners, collaborators and contributors.  

For almost 200 years, we are proud to have opened higher education to students from a wide range of backgrounds and to change the way we create and share knowledge. We were the first in England to welcome women to university education and that courageous attitude and disruptive spirit is still alive today. We are UCL.

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Our research domains

UCL's Research Domains are large, cross-disciplinary research communities that span UCL and our partner organisations, fostering interaction and collaboration. We believe that by bringing together a critical mass of expertise we can undertake internationally leading research in our key areas of strength.

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Tackling global challenges together

UCL's Grand Challenges convene and cultivate cross-disciplinary collaborations that explore joined-up solutions in the following areas: Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Cultural Understanding, Human Wellbeing, Justice & Equality, Transformative Technology.

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Our communities of practice

UCL's communities of practice unite staff working in similar professional services roles, providing staff with opportunities to learn from each other by sharing knowledge and expertise while working together on self-selected projects.

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An inclusive community

UCL was founded in 1826 to open up education to those who had previously been excluded from it and the ethos of inclusion remains at the heart of the university today.

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Equality networks at UCL

There are many different groups, networks and societies at UCL for you to become involved with. Most of our groups are run by volunteers from our community.

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Meet our community

Find out what it's like to work at UCL, colleagues share their favourite aspects of UCL and what it's like being part of the UCL community.