UCL (University College London) 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 is in a lovely location and is really international meaning you meet fascinating people from all around the world.
It is a world renowned University however I believe the lectures and facilities could be improved significantly.
UCL is a great place to study literature and languages, not only because of the international cohort, but also the library resources on offer. The modules offered are wide ranging and interesting, and also can be somewhat intellectually challenging. There are also many societies and social events every week, which helps make student life more enjoyable.View more
I can only speak for the English Course of this University but personally I found it very engaging. The first year is broad, which is necessary, although slightly daunting at first, as it sets you up well for the second year. They provide one to one mentors which is encouraging. Most lecturers were engaging, and the module choices for second year are interesting.View more
One of the best in the world, a beautiful campus in the heart of London which lends itself to a fantastic social scene.
The teaching is thorough, captivating and cultivates a real student to bring the best out of them, with professors and educators that are always available to guide and support.View more
UCL is a great place for people wanting to immerse into a multicultural and intellectually stimulating environment. Free thinking, independent judging and the achievement of multiple perspectives in a studied topic are essential characteristics that the faculty members are constantly encouraging.View more
Cultural diversity is the key strength of the university. This, together with the central Bloomsbury location and an overall friendly atmosphere, allows to have a great student life. Professors and tutors are extremely available with helping students, however some tutorials do not prepare adequately for exams. This significantly increases the amount of work at home in order to achieve good results.View more
Teaching is good, love it!!! one of the best times I’ve met so many lovely people here, learn a lot through exposure to entrepreneurship, resources great, alumni great, its amazing here! You get talks , and you learn so much!View more
If you are reading this, this means that you want to know if this university is a good fit for you. Know that diversity at UCL isn’t stopping at simple ethnic multiculturalism, but also expanding to the diversity of thoughts and interests, all bright minds gathered at the same place (actually there are still some dumbass, but this is characteristic to our planet, you will find them everywhere). What I mean is that it is up to you to find the ones that are alike to you, the ones that will stimulate you, the ones you want to share your life with.
Academically, again, UCL is promoting diversity. Multidisciplinarity is part and parcel of all degrees. Indeed, even if you are taking a single honours degree, you will be able to take electives from a totally different field from what you are studying.
I would say that when applying to UCL, you need to bear in mind the power in your hands that you have. And this institution will unlock this potential that you have at its utmost, if you wish to and realise it.View more
The quality of the education at UCL varied greatly. Overall a good experience, and often interesting tutorials. However, the quality of these were often poor and did not always meet our expectations of a top level institution. Lectures are generally good with a few significant exceptions.View more
Having spent a year at UCL, I must say it is a world-class university, with a great academic staff, and a vibrant, multi-national student community. One has the opportunity to engage with world-leading researchers in their respective fields, and one will be pushed to excel over the course of ones studies. Due to the large student body, one has to adopt a certain level of self-discipline, as one will in no way be nannied through ones degree. In my experience, one will get far if one takes the responsibility to seize the opportunities that are provided.
The University is situated in central London, which provides plenty of opportunities for socializing and experiencing various museums and cultural events. The Student organisation hosts several bars, where one may always pop by for a cold pint and nice co-students.
I would recommend UCL to anyone seeking an ambitious academic life and who feels ready to tackle the challenges one meets.View more