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New to UCL survey

New to UCL 2018 is open from 26 October and all new students (undergraduate and postgraduate) are invited to take part. 

As a new student at UCL, it's important that you receive the information and support you need to settle in and begin your studies.

The New to UCL survey lets you share your views on the welcome experience, as well as your reasons for choosing to study at UCL. 

New to UCL 2018

This year's New to UCL survey opens on Friday 26 October, closing on Sunday 9 December. All eligible students will be contacted via an email from student.surveys@ucl-teaching.org.uk which includes a personalised link to complete the questionnaire. 

Alternatively, you can find the survey here and log in with your student ID number and date of birth as password. 

The survey typically only takes 10 minutes to complete. 

Why should I complete New to UCL? 

Your feedback is extremely valuable in helping UCL understand what is going well, and highlighting where we can improve. Your responses will be carefully considered, and you can see examples here of how student feedback has already inspired changes at UCL.

Also, when you complete the survey you will be automatically entered into a prize draw, with a jackpot prize of £500 in cash! 250 runners-up will receive a £10 Amazon voucher. 

Who is eligible to complete the survey?

New to UCL is for all new students, including: 

  • Undergraduates
  • Postgraduate taught
  • Postgraduate research
  • Students on foundation degrees and studying via affiliates. 

This includes students in UCL Qatar and UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE). 

All students to enrol after 1 August 2018 will be surveyed.

Are my responses confidential? 

UCL treats all responses in the strictest confidence, and we do not report responses in groups smaller than five, to avoid identifying students. Students should be careful not to identify themselves or other individuals through written comments, however.

New to UCL 2017

UCL finished with a response rate of 37%, up from 25% in 2016. Over 21,000 students were surveyed in 2017, with:

  • 38% of undergraduates;
  • 36% of postgraduate taught students; and
  • 46% of postgraduate research students responding to the survey.

Results from New to UCL 2017

New to UCL 2017 results infographic

To view past headline results and reports for your department, please login here (UCL log in required).

Take a look here at how UCL has made changes inspired by student feedback.