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The next stage of reopening campus begins on Monday 17 May. It’s been a long and difficult few months, but we’re slowly getting back to doing all the things we love so much.

From Monday 17 May, you can return to campus. This means that on-campus, indoor activity can start again. You may not have much, or any, in-person teaching left this year, but you can still get involved in in-person club and society activity – and there’s a lot going on.

We’re reopening all of our activity spaces in the Bloomsbury and Lewis’s buildings, and clubs and societies have already started to book these spaces for dance classes, music practice, theatre rehearsals, workshops and more.

Club and Society social activity off campus, within Government guidelines, is also back on, with picnics, food tours and trips to venues all on the menu.

Our Jazz Band will be back doing what they do best, K-Pop Soc are back doing in-person rehearsals, and so are Musical Theatre. We’re also excited that our arts groups will be back in their spiritual home, The Bloomsbury Theatre – we’ll be live-streaming workshops, rehearsals and performances as our arts societies prep for shows in the Bloomsbury Theatre. It’s all starting to feel like UCL again.

If you’re in London and want to make the most of the last few weeks of term three, get involved with sports and societies – there’s so much about to happen and we’d love for you to join in.

Have a look at our What’s On calendar, there’s loads going on.

Institute Bar

You’ve been loving the terrace these past few weeks, but from Monday you’ll be able to sit indoors too. There are still Covid restrictions in place to keep you safe, but we’re ready to welcome you back.

Institute Bar – indoor and outdoor, no booking required

Opening Times: Mon – Wed: 17:00 – 22:00* Thur - Fri15:00 - 22:00*

*Service ends at 21:30 * Service via our app only. 

Around UCL

What’s happened so far

29 March

TeamUCL clubs with approved covid-19 risk assessments in place will be able to resume outdoor sporting activity

12 April

In-person society activity outdoors can resume within the rule of six for societies with approved covid-19 risk assessments.

Bloomsbury Fitness reopened with new opening hours of 9:00 – 18:00.

The Hanger, our on-campus shop, reopened 10:00 – 14:00.

14 April

The Institute Bar (outdoor terrace) reopened.


Stay safe