Student life saturation
The saturation of student life is caused not only by the fact that the university is located in the world capital, but also by the fact that there is a separate student association (UCL Union), whose role is to provide students with opportunities to develop their talents. In UCL Union there are more than one hundred and eighty clubs and communities that unite students for various interests. Everyone can find exactly what interests him or create their own club. Club activities include trips, conferences, entertainment, sports, intellectual games and more. Members of sports communities take part in national championships in various sports.
The Russian community is widely represented in the UCL and has a long history. In the past few years, participation in KVN, whose games are held among many UK universities, has become especially popular among students.
In the UCL library you can find more than a half million books, articles and other scientific works. All this is stored in seventeen separate buildings that are interconnected by a single electronic system, so finding one or a book is not difficult. Students can also use the largest libraries of the University of London, of which UCL is a part. More than three and a half million books are stored in these libraries.
First-year students, as well as those who come to the magistracy, can get a place in university dormitories. Second and third year students most often seek housing in the private sector. Some hostels are fully owned by UCL, and accordingly, only students of this university live there. But at the same time, there are hostels that are open to students at all universities in the University of London. The cost of a single room varies depending on many factors, but on average it is about 120-140 pounds per week.
Student career development
From the first year of study at UCL, special attention is paid to the career development of students, regardless of their intended field of activity. Employees of the University Employment Service (UCL Careers Service) have numerous student meetings with potential employers. The departments of the university attract employers for presentations about existing career opportunities. Much time is devoted to learning additional skills needed for the job. To do this, there are individual classes with students in which HR specialists help to create a convincing CV, fill out candidate forms and prepare for an interview with the employer.