England’s capital can seem a daunting place. However, whilst getting used to living and studying in a new city can take some time, UCLU can help you get to grips with London life.
Immigration and Visas
UCL attempts to accommodate all first year full-time undergraduates who have applied before the deadline, and have not studied previously in London, in one of its residences. Most non-first years live in privately rented accommodation, and guidance on being a tenant, dealing with your landlord, and other housing issues can be found at UCLU’s Rights and Advice service. If you’re looking for a reliable housing list, then look up the University of London Housing Services.
It’s true that attending university in London can be expensive, but the city is also full of employment opportunities to help you earn some extra term-time cash. Casual work can be found by using UCLU’s free JobShop service, whilst the Careers Service will assist you in targeting future full-time employment.
London is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world. From Camden to Soho its nightlife is second to none, and your time at UCL should provide you with ample opportunity to see the sights and sample the entertainments. To help settle in, you might also want to check out some of UCLU’s clubs and societies. The Union oversees the running of around 160 arts, cultural, sporting and general interest groups, all of which will help you meet other students and develop your talents and interests.