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
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
UCL is a very well renown university. As a current student, I find it very easy to access a plethora of academic support such as very approachable tutors and extra language classes outside a degree. I am thoroughly enjoying my degree (Politics and Sociology) as it has the region of Eastern Europe as the main focus. However, the university could improve in making accommodation for first-year students more accessible by lowering its rents. Overall, I am very pleased with the high academic standards of the university and the social life it provides its students with such as a wide variety of clubs and events. I would definitely recommend UCL to prospective students.View more
Good university with a range of opportunities, both academic and social, but it can also be a challenging environment that sometimes feels too big and decentralized. BASc Arts and Sciences is a great course, small department that provides a lot of help and support to its students, and allows exploration of different subjects. However, although it seems like the perfect course for someone unsure of what they might like to pursue, it is actually better for people who have several but clear, well-defined interests so they can use this programme to pursue those interests in a coherent way. Overall, I think UCL and London in general would be better for a master’s than for an undergraduate degree, as both the university and city environment are vibrant but very busy and challenging.View more
The career sessions and advice offered at the university definitely helps with building confidence and skills needed to build your career. However, I was not very impressed with the teaching facilities. Expected it to be a lot more practical based rather than theoretical. Modules wise they could’ve helped us gain more knowledge that’s directly related to real life work experience rather than just studying from the booksView more
I do believe that this is one of the top 10 universities in the world. The education provided and the professor behind it are without a doubt on a global level. In addition, there are more than 270 societies and numerous events available for students to pursue their interests, develop as people, and connect with the right people.View more
University College London is one of the most prestigious universities in the UK. As a first-year student at this university, I can say that I have really enjoyed my life here. First of all the university is in the perfect location. The teaching system is also really good and the lecturers are always trying to improve themselves. My degree is History, Politics, and Economics. I’m really happy with my course as well even though not many people realise it’s in the SSEES department. I would only say that UCL is a really crowded university which makes it hard to find seats in the library or student centre or anywhere. However, I would definitely recommend UCL to a friend since its both academic and social opportunities are a lot.View more