University College London

Reviews

Anonymous

The university has an amazing reputation which gives you job opportunities. However, in general the quality of the buildings, facilities and teaching is good but nothing truly special. We still have teachers who google things and the syllabus is unclear.

Anonymous

I have been attending this university since last September and I’ve been loving the experience. The teaching here is superb and is actually made interesting compared to the teaching in schools. There is much more supported provided for students in relation to health, studies and staff are much more understand and treat students as though they are fellow professionals.

Anonymous

Really like the campus, good lecturers overall. Would like a gym membership to be included in the fees. also some social sports teams would be nice. Mainly in the school of pharmacy so haven't had too much time to explore the whole campus. Think coffee could be slightly cheaper in school of pharmacy

Anonymous

Gorgeous campus with excellent resources. Cann feel a little strange going to university in a city as busy as London, but once you embrace the chaos it feels like your own personal playground. Wouldn't go anywhere else!

Anonymous

The university has a great environment for people who wish to engage in analytical and critical learning. As well as the social interactions between the students.

Anonymous

Staff are very supportive. People here are very friendly. The food served in the canteen is very good at decent prices for students.

Anonymous

Amazing campus in a great location. My course, medicine, has a great structure. There are many, many societies to choose from and it is easy to involve yourself with any of them

Anonymous

The university is super central in London, with an incredibly high quality of teaching and incredible professors and pupils from around the world.

Anonymous

Campus+facilities - lots of facilities and buildings are usually well maintained. Study space runs out very quickly and it can be hard to get a seat in the libraries. Student union - I don't know much about the SU but there are a wide range of societies. Course - I study medicine. It is taught well and we get lots of support.

Anonymous

The campus at UCL is very lively with frequent events and friendly faces around. As a university in London, the area is vibrant with several restaurants nearby to suit all kinds of taste preferences. My campus is in Brunswick square (School of Pharmacy), which also has various restaurants and shops nearby. My course specifically (Pharmacy) is fascinating with new challenges every year and exciting career prospects following the completion of the degree. The student union career service is very helpful and offer multiple services to support student's applications for placements (industrial, summer etc.) and graduate programmes. I have personally approaches these services on an occasion for a review of my CV, and was very pleased with the feedback which landed me an industrial placement at a reputable pharmaceutical industry in the UK.

Anonymous

There are not enough offices for PhD students: we have to share with a lot of other students. The food in campus is usually bad. The staff is quite good, and the courses they offer are also good, although sometimes they could be more advanced. Everything seems to be well organized, and staff is quite helpful. The classrooms are not the best since whiteboards are just really bad in my opinion.

Anonymous

Really international, quality lecturers who know their field very well and are receptive to questions, very central location so difficult to live near campus without paying a lot for rent, limited pastoral care network but you can find help if you need it.

Anonymous

The campus is great, quite large however there is not enough space on main campus for all lectures therefore I often have lectures at Birkbeck Univeristy and even at the Royal National Hotel. The student union is amazing as there are hundreds of societies for everyone to join and loads of events to take part in.

Anonymous

The computer science course is very well organized and taught. Most of the professors are really dedicated and offer several side projects in case you are up for a masters or PhD

Anonymous

Really, really great place to go to uni! Nice mix of being in the city while also being in the central mix of students from UCL, SOAS, and Birkbeck

Anonymous

Best part about my uni has got to be how diverse and big our communities are. Of course the reputation is a plus for certain degrees like architecture and art, but for maths for example, which also happens to be my degree, where it's not as well known, i think ucl should put more focus on subjects like this to improve its reputation in subjects where it may not be as well known for. We have some great professors but there are a few whereby I can see they are obviously incredibly smart, but on the matters if they can teach is another subject. Also, particularly in my field of study, i see how disproportionate the women to men ratio is for postgrad levels/professors - but it's more or leas 50:50 for undergraduate level which, as a woman, does make me feel great that ucl has this balance. I also enjoy how we're near to london student union but i would like to mention that although our ucl student union does try their best to help us, some student reps are inactive such as our activities officer who is meant to help us with union activities/queries but to this day he has not responded to me since October. In terms of facilities, whilst i can see other degree subjects have great facilities (such as BASc which i honestly think is one of the key selling points of UCL, along with the Bartlett School of Architecture), facilities for the Maths department for example is very poor. We pay the same amount of tuition fees but I honestly don't see where our money is going to as our department building is very old - it's on top of the student union so we dont even have our own building - and we have poor facilities and sometimes even have lectures in hotel conferance halls (keep in mind especially in first year where everyone does compulsory modules that we have lectures for roughly 300 people). I would like to see a better use of our tuition fees, whether its investing for more lecture Maths lecture halls which are run down or old or by making lectures available online (they dont screen cast them), or perhaps printing out lecture notes for us instead of us using our money to print them out ourselves, or ideally it would be nice if they all gave us an ipad so we save money and we can actually use it in our studies - frankly a £300 to £700 ipad is far less than the tuition fees we pay. I would honestly just like to see where our money is going into.

Anonymous

I love University College London! Coming here has been the best decision. I love the main campus, all of the buildings are gorgeous. The university is very social and I really enjoy the student bars. The facilities for my course Psychology and Language Sciences are impeccable. All of the equipment is up to date and the research labs are modern. All of my lectures have been professional yet extremely interesting and have offered all the support in the transition into the university. I would recommend UCL wholeheartedly.

Anonymous

The campus is gorgeous, probably the nicest campus out of all the London universities. I have found that the students here are extremely friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere helps create a focused learning environment.

Anonymous

The campus is quite exquisite based in central London and the facilities are great. I study law and the course so far is really good and a bit challenging. The first week of lectures was just familiarising yourself with the course and getting to know your classmates. The second week of lectures began with going into more detail of the course and understanding key terms as well as the course structure. I have just finished the first term and it has been a wonderful experience but an also hard one as university is different to what I'm used to as a student. The careers services are good, it's good to go there so you have an idea of what you want to go into.

Anonymous

UCL is the best place to be a university student. I feel your experience here is unmatched. Along with world class facilities, amazing research insitituons with some of our research hubs being among the top 3 in the world, the teaching is also amazing. As a medical student I feel UCL medical school is very well organised, and I feel listened to as they promptly respond to feedback. Resources are available in a structured manner. It is clear that the course has been thoughtfully organised. Not only are the students very diverse in culture and what they study, they are also incredibly friendly too meaning you can have intellectual conversations with anyone about anything. The students are very active in societies, so we have some of the best societies in the UK: being part of a society is one of the most enjoyable parts of your university experience, with the members feeling like a family. Societies contribute to the unity on campus amongst UCL students. As well as being an amazing university, it is situated in London - the best city to be a student because you'll never run out of things to do, places to eat and explore. UCL is in the heart of Central London, with excellent tube connections and hundreds of places just a short walk away from campus. I'm halfway through my second year and I haven't even explored a 0.1% of everything UCL and London itself has to offer. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

Anonymous

I love the location of the campus, takes a bit to find your way around at first but once you get the hang of it it's good. Psychology at UCL is amazing. My halls are better than I expected and super cheap for London.

Anonymous

Really good uni I have enjoyed my time here, the lecture halls are all really big and easily accessible. I have found that living in central London was a lot easier than I thought and the uni has helped me with finding housing etc. The level of teaching is really high and I have been fortunate enough to have amazing lecturers that really care about our future.

Anonymous

My course and department (Linguistics) were amazing. Department building was modern, well-lit and comfortable. Lots of rooms available and perfectly sized lecture halls. There were great resources; we had our own library and lab. Students could book small rooms for group study. General university services were good. Libraries had many printers, computers and study spaces. There were microwaves for students to heat up their own food. Great atmosphere in Portico and main quad.

Anonymous

The year so far has been going really well. In general all lecturers are quite good and engaging, and willing to help students if they have any questions regarding the topics or assignments. The library facilities are easy to use and there are a variety if places that we can use. There is no shortage of cafe's for lunch and snacks. Staff around campus are friendly and there is always some sort of event going on in the foyers which is nice to go to to spend breaks to network.