University College London (UCL) was established in 1826 as London University and was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion, and to welcome women to university education. It was also the 1st university in England to teach English, German, Chemistry, Engineering. It is a world-leader in research, and one of the world’s very best universities, consistently placed in the global top 20 in a wide range of world rankings.Show more
UCL has excellent academic and research standards. All academics are professional but approachable at the same time. Some departments, however, might need to be more organised so that students can make the most of their studies. Nice location as well.View more
My time so far at UCL has been great despite the strikes and the Coronavirus outbreak. Teachers are dedicated, resources and libraries are great. All material studied has been comprehensive and at an appropriate level.View more
My course was clinical and public health nutrition. Good teaching staff. Flexibility in attending classes. Updated knowledge. Got experience in writing skills and research layout. I recommend this course.View more
I did an MSc in Anthropology at UCL, and am a wheelchair user. I had to sit outside in the corridor for some classes because the rooms were not accessible. I had to take a term off to undergo medical treatment but my dept head forgot to file the temporary withdrawal from studies paperwork so my records showed that I’d been enrolled in (and failed) a full term of modules I had not attended. I had to threaten legal action to force them to remove all the 0s from my record and to not charge me double for that term. It also took three more months to end my withdrawal so I wound up being forced to delay graduation by six months. And the cherry on top I had to do my entire graduate dissertation without a dissertation supervisor because the supervisor I was assigned completely ghosted me and would never respond to any of my emails and I couldn’t physically access her office to try to talk to her in person. UCL is a degree factory with sometimes more than 50 students in a class and I literally never spoke to some of my tutors the entire time I was there.View more
The university proves its high place on the rankings. The teaching staff is very professional and always ready to help, the facilities (like labs and lecture halls) are excellent and the material we study is updated to the latest discoveries which are awesome. I strongly recommend it, especially for people looking for uni which is rich culturally — I feel like most of the students are international..View more
The best part about it is that it’s in a great area – Bloomsbury/Fitzrovia/Tottenham court road. However, the teaching doesn’t meet the reputation of the university and could in some cases be much better.View more
The university was amazing. The lectures we had in class to the facilities(library) were really good. We had had everything at our disposal. The only thing I didn’t like about the university is that it is a city university, that is it not enclosed so sometimes it was hard to find lecture rooms for your lessonsView more
UCL has a primal location, state of the art research facilities and great professors who are good at what they do and are very supportive of students. I love my time in London because I get to meet students from all walks of life and get to learn about different cultures. I feel however that UCL can do better when it comes to mental health student support, especially for international students.View more
World renowned lecturers and facilities. Career guidance is amazing.
The maths department specifically has a great pastoral system that nurtures its students through their course.
Conveniently located in central London where life outside the university can be anything you want it to be. There’s always something for everyone in London.
UCL is a very interdisciplinary university with courses that would fit anyone’s interests. There is care given by the lecturers regarding the method of teaching and students’ understanding of the content. However, UCL has recently been plagued by strikes which affect studies and complaints because of the lack of communication between staff and the provost regarding the dire pension policies.View more