UCL (University College London)

Pros

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2018

"Having a huge number of societies to choose from is great and we have some really good lecturers who are at the forefront of their research. They keep the subject engaging and there's a great selection of cafés and restaurants at or near UCL. We also have a large selection of student halls and the disability services have been amazing for me."
"It is a top class university that allows hands-on work. We meet people from industries who teach about real-world engineering."
"The range of subjects was impressive and the lectures were given by experts in their fields. One could get a sense of what research life is like and what the topics in current research are. We were able to specialise in the field we were interested in and do lab work in it. Independent work was strongly encouraged, which is good if this is your preferred mode of studying."
"I have been enjoying the diversity that's relatively unique to UCL, which is London's Global University. You get a very different experience here that breeds great challenges and competitiveness. I have no regrets taking up a tough yet opportunistic degree in a reputable university."
"There are great research institutes and facilities (especially for medicine and biosciences). UCL is situated in a lovely location (near museums, art galleries, shops at TCR and Oxford St etc) with great transport links that make it easier to get around London (or out of the City). There's reasonably-priced food and drink too. The uni also has many international and home students and engages widely with the public and philanthropic events."
"The range of module choices is excellent, we have great teachers and very informative feedback. There are lots of opportunities for independent research and innovative thinking. We've got excellent resources including multiple libraries, online corpora and archives."
"There is online moodle in UCL when we take the class so it is super convenient for us to review our classes."
"Living in London is a huge plus. It has increased the number of careers events I've been able to attend and getting to job interviews during exams has been much easier."

2016

"It is one of the top-ranked universities in the world. This prestige is translated in their methods of teaching and their approach to learning."
"It's located in the centre of London. My classmates are from all over the world so there's a multicultural environment that always feel happy and international."
"The location and connections, as well as having lecturers at the forefront of research and academia within their field."
"Lots of societies and tons of things to do in London! The uni is in a great part of London as well. Lecturers are great at their research and UCL is highly ranked."
"Incredibly diverse and multicultural. The uni is research-focused and we're being taught by some of the best in their field. The location is great and central too."
"Location. Better social life than other top universities. Good people. Good reputation. Living in London makes it easy to go to careers events."
"The freedom that the university offers to the students. The opportunity to meet new people from all around the world."
"The optimal and innovative workload along with a varied study programme (labs, tutorials, creativity workshops). The multinational community, extracurricular events run by societies (talks, lectures etc) and careers advice services."
"The social life is great and there is a large mix of people. There are also so many things to do in London so you never get bored."
"Location is great for access to resources as we have the Senate Library, the British Library, SOAS etc. Also, the reputation helps when applying for graduate jobs. My lecturers are also really good."

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