University College
London (UCL)

University College London, has been known as UCL since 2005. UCL was founded in 1826 to bring higher education to those who were typically excluded from it. In 1878, it became the first university in England to admit women on equal terms as men.

Located in the heart of London, UCL is a constituent college of the University of London and a member of the Russell Group, with almost 32,000 full time education students which hail from approximately 150 countries worldwide making up more than one-third of the university’s entire student population.

Throughout its history, UCL has been the birthplace of numerous significant scientific discoveries, with 29 Nobel Prizes awarded to UCL students or staff, including William Ramsay, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1904 for his discovery of the noble gases.

In 2022 the university was ranked 8th in the Complete University Guide and 7th in The Time/Sunday Times rankings.

  • The Hub is a 17 minute walk and tube ride (Vauxhall – Warren Street)
  • Victoria Hall King’s Cross is within a 20 minute bus ride (Route 390)
  •  The Hive, is a 22 minute, walk and tube ride (Bethnal Green – Euston Square)
  • View Studios is a 40 minute walk and tube ride away or a 25 minute cycle ride.


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