UCL (University College London)

Location of university

Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.

2016

"London campuses are great and central. I stayed in central accommodation, which is a five-minute walk from campus and was well kept. There are facilities a-plenty, many near cafes and libraries. However, the gym is not great, although it is located on campus with an affordable student membership. It's too small to cater to the UCL population, the equipment is a bit dated and the facility is in need of refurbishment. Otherwise, I have no reason for complaint. There's also a theatre with regular shows."
"UCL is in the heart of London, the location is absolutely great. You can take a bus and be in Camden in 10 minutes or walk for about 15 minutes and be in Covent Garden. The campus is very well-equipped with cafeterias and pubs all around. It offers all you need. They also provide great services for students such as counselling, careers service and medical care etc."
"Being in central London is great with good transport links and being very close to shops and cafes etc. Because the campus is in the centre of London, there isn't much room for the university to expand and have better facilities. For example, the uni gym is far too small for the number of people that use it."
"The university is in Central London, which is a really good thing if you want to have an international experience to its fullest. UCL provides each of its students with every facility they need to feel socially integrated, but also to do their best at the final exams. UCL's accommodation is maintained properly and has decent prices compared to the private accommodation. Almost every hall is centrally located so you can experience the full London life. Almost every accommodation is relatively close to the university."
"The location is perfect. There is always something to do and you never get bored. My accommodation was very nice but I understand that this is not necessarily the case for others. The libraries are all very good, although they could do with a few more computer clusters. The sporting scene is a bit sub-par, which comes from being in central London."
"The location is excellent and near a lot of central places that are easy to access. London never gets boring! There are loads of different libraries that we all have access to."
"Very central with a small, but good, campus, though there's not enough room for all the students attending. Student accommodation is generally good-quality but expensive."
"Location is fantastic and right at the heart of London. The campus is great, I really like that everything is so compact and it feels like a genuine campus university. The student accommodation is overpriced, however, and some is a bit run down."
"The location is convenient as the university is located just down the road from Oxford Street and Camden market, making it good for shopping. Also, there are many transport links close by."
"Student accommodation is expensive and not always to a great standard. Libraries and study spaces are constantly full to capacity and the gym, although good value, is also constantly too busy. The student theatre is currently shut and cafes are quite expensive."


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