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Resources and information for postgraduate students at UCL

Your Welfare

  • Our Advice Service service can offer free information and advice on academic, consumer, employment, financial, housing, immigration, harassment and bullying issues.
  • UCL Day Nursery: UCL offers limited daycare facilities for students with children (we’re currently are campaigning for free childcare to be available to every student – see more details [here])
  • UCL Student Psychological Services: offers professional support for students facing emotional and psychological problems.
  • UCL Health Centre: the Gower Place Practice is part of the National Health Service and serves the UCL community’s healthcare needs. 
  • Find an NHS general practice near you: If you live outside the UCL Health Centre’s catchment area, you should register with a healthcare provider near your home. The National Health Service is primarily taxpayer-funded and most services are free to users.
  • UCL Student Support & Wellbeing Department
  • The NHS Mortimer Market Centre offers testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) including HIV/AIDS and a range of other sexual health services in Bloomsbury.

Your Studies

  • The UCL Graduate School governs UCL’s postgraduate degrees and skills programme and offers support and resources to postgraduate students. The Postgraduate Association meets the Graduate School on a regular basis.
  • Academic Writing support: UCL Royal Literary Fund Fellows are able to meet with Postgraduates for one-to-one tutorials.
  • The Codes of Practice for Graduate Degrees explain the academic regulations affecting you and the standards you can expect from your programme, your tutors, supervisory team and department. 
  • Academic Reps are students elected in every course and department to enable the students in each part of UCL to represent their collective academic concerns and interests to UCL.
  • The Skills Development Programme from the UCL Graduate School is open to all research students (and in some cases, to taught Master’s students) and aims to expand your generic research skills and personal transferable skills.
  • Use UCL’s Research Applications & Services to manage your research publications data and personal research profile, and to access UCL research publications and information about UCL’s major research equipment and facilities.
  • Opticon1826 is an all-faculty, peer reviewed academic journal, run and edited by UCL postgraduate students who represent all UCL faculties.
  • The Graduate School’s postgraduate facilities around UCL

Skills & Work

  • Skills4Work is organised jointly by UCLU and UCL Careers Service to help you develop your employment-related skills.
  • Our JobShop lists part-time or vacation employment opportunities for students, both from the Union and other employers.
  • UCL Careers Service
  • The Union’s Fair Play for TAs aims to help you stand up for your right to decent pay and conditions at work, with information about your employment rights and how to get organised and unionised with your co-workers.
  • UCU (the University & College Union) is the trade union representing academic and academic related staff at UCL and nationally, including postgraduates carrying out teaching work.

Your Student Unions & the Student Movement

Saving money

  • The 18+ Student Oyster photocard enables full-time UCL students to purchase Transport for London travelcards at a 30% discount.
  • A rail discount card will save you 1/3 on National Rail travel. Despite the misleading name, the “16 to 25 Railcard” is available to full-time students of any age.
  • The PGA is campaigning for both TfL Student Oyster cards and 16 to 25 Railcards to be extended to part-time postgrads too.
  • An NUS Extra card from the National Union of Students carries discounts on a range of products and services. (Note that some businesses will accept your UCL card to obtain a student discount, while others will require an NUS Extra card. Proceeds from NUS card sales help fund the activities of Students’ Union UCL and the NUS.)