UCL was established in 1826 to open up education in England for the first time to students of any race, class or religion. UCL was also the first university to welcome female students on equal terms with men. Academic excellence and conducting research that addresses real-world problems inform our ethos to this day.
In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 62% of UCLs submissions were ranked at the highest grades of 4* (of world-leading quality), or 3* (internationally excellent), placing it third in the UK(RAE 2008 results).UCL attracts the second highest number of academic citations in the UK showing the high esteem and relevance of the institutions research (QS 2011).All of UCLs research, subject to permissions, is placed in Discovery UCLs online repository, available to everyone.
The division has general responsibility for the following:
The Special Collections are a rich source of manuscripts, archives and rare books. They also have a remote store in Wickford, Essex, which sends requested material to the libraries on a daily basis.
It is important to remember to look after yourself when you are in the UK and to find out how to obtain medical treatment. The National Health Service (NHS) is the healthcare system in the UK and is primarily funded through general taxation rather than requiring insurance payments. Some NHS services are free at the point of delivery, others you need to pay for.
UCL continues its remarkable success in attracting funding. In 2011 UCL received the third highest allocation of Research Council UK funding and the third highest allocation of European Research Council starting grants.The UCL campus in Bloomsbury, central London, is surrounded by the greatest concentration of libraries, museums, and archives in Europe. You will be within walking distance from internationally renowned resources, such as the British Library. UCL's strong links with industrial and professional bodies based in the capital provide our students with great opportunities for career development.
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There is a Postgraduate Association within the UCL Students Union, which represents graduate students both on UCL committees and in the Students Union.
In 2005, UCL was granted the power to award its own degrees, and currently offers its students the choice between a UCL or a University of London degree.
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