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I am an international student doing a bachelor's at UCL Chemical Engineering, DO NOT WASTE YOUR PARENTS' HARD EARNED MONEY ON THIS UNIVERSITY. With the school fees hiking up to GBP26,000 per annum, I do not know what my parents are paying for: (1) The quality of teaching is terrible; lecturers are teaching fellows who are simply not interested to be here and much less teaching. (2) Lessons are only run from end September to end March, with winter break and summer break, exam study break taking up at least 5 months of a year. This means I pay GBP26,000 for 7 months of poor quality teaching. (3) Lecturers went on strike this year, so another three thousand pounds paid for nothing. (4) The majority of the QUESTIONS in my engineering exam paper is actually wrong. Yes, the questions were wrong. [link removed] It's hard to get any worse really.

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By member531577
On 8th May 18

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Schafer House #1
Bernard Johnson House #2
Prankerd House #3
Liberty House Sebastian Street #4
Ann Stephenson and Neil Sharp Houses #5
St Pancras Way #6
New Hall (Caledonian Road) #7
Ramsay Hall #8
John Tovell House #9
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Most helpful review

I am an international student doing a bachelor's at UCL Chemical Engineering, DO NOT WASTE YOUR PARENTS' HARD EARNED MONEY ON THIS UNIVERSITY. With the school fees hiking up to GBP26,000 per annum, I do not know what my parents are paying for: (1) The quality of teaching is terrible; lecturers are teaching fellows who are simply not interested to be here and much less teaching. (2) Lessons are only run from end September to end March, with winter break and summer break, exam study break taking up at least 5 months of a year. This means I pay GBP26,000 for 7 months of poor quality teaching. (3) Lecturers went on strike this year, so another three thousand pounds paid for nothing. (4) The majority of the QUESTIONS in my engineering exam paper is actually wrong. Yes, the questions were wrong. [link removed] It's hard to get any worse really.

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By member531577
On 8th May 18

Applying to University College London

Entry Requirements:

>=240 UCAS Points

Average range for University College London entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.

TEF Rating

More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.


Offer and Acceptance Rates:
Offers:
11,525
÷  
Applications:
20,700
=
Offer rate:
55.68%
Acceptances:
2,860
÷  
Applicants:
19,855
=
Acceptance rate:
14.4%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 25th January 2018. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.

University College London Reputation

University College London (UCL) is located in West London, Bloomsbury. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 37,905 students are enrolled at UCL:

- 22,170 of these students come from the UK
- 4,485 come from other EU countries
- And 11,250 are students from non-EU countries.

(Source: HESA 2016/17)

The graduate outcomes for UCL show that six months after leaving university, 95% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving UCL, is £26,000 a year.

(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)


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Hi, I've applied to study at UCL for September 2018 and was just wondering why it is so low in the league tables for student satisfaction? I've also applied to Leeds and am debating between the two as Leeds is one of the highest in the country for student satisfaction. Thanks.
By member1029546 On 4th January 18
It might be too late now but the student satisfaction is low because that is what it actually is as a student of UCL. Apart from the name of the uni and the city it is in, there are no good things I can talk about it as a former student. Management is zero, how much they care about their student - zero.
By member933925 On 22nd September 18
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Hello. I’m an undergraduate student in Japan and planning to apply exchange program to UCL for a year. The course I’ll be able to take will be probably only Arts & Sciences (BASc) so I’d like to know what the course is like. Do you think the environment is good to concentrate on study? How many international students are studying in that course? (I’d like to know the approximate proportion of nati...
By member728808 On 19th December 17
Hello, unfortunately I do not know about the course specifically but I know UCL has 29% international students from outside the EU, 11% from the EU and 60% from the UK. I hope that helps your decision making.
By member1330459 On 21st February 18
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 8th May 18

I am an international student doing a bachelor's at UCL Chemical Engineering, DO NOT WASTE YOUR PARENTS' HARD EARNED MONEY ON THIS UNIVERSITY. With the school fees hiking up to GBP26,000 per annum, I do not know what my parents are paying for: (1) The quality of teaching is terrible; lecturers are teaching fellows who are simply not interested to be here and much less teaching. (2) Lessons are only run from end September to end March, with winter break and summer break, exam study break taking up at least 5 months of a year. This means I pay GBP26,000 for 7 months of poor quality teaching. (3) Lecturers went on strike this year, so another three thousand pounds paid for nothing. (4) The majority of the QUESTIONS in my engineering exam paper is actually wrong. Yes, the questions were wrong. [link removed] It's hard to get any worse really.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th September 17

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th November 16

Genuinely the best uni in London.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th November 16

I love UCL, amazing societies and social spaces

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th May 16

It is not a campus university but most of its facilities are located in one place in central London.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th March 16

Amazing uni, Loved every single lesson I had there. However the downside of this université is it's administration...

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th November 15

Great uni in many aspects. The union is useless, both from my experience as a student hearing their political aspirations which reflection a tiny proportion of the student population, and my experience as a society president (for 2 years), in which they gave hardly any aid or at least useful advice, to the extent of outright ignoring certain important requests like room bookings (before it was made automated), mostly because we weren't a sports society.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd October 15

One of the best universities in the world and UK and not without reason.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th September 15

One of the best unis in the country

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd September 15

the university has all of the resources a student could want, as sauce library and plenty of cheep places to grab a drink between lectures

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th August 15

I love UCL. The staff are friendly, the atmosphere is relaxed, the facilities are good. They need to reduce their rent fees. Its right next to ULU.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th April 15

It's fantastic for academics, but not great for pastoral..

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th April 15

UCL is not exactly reknowned for good student welfare...I think many people know that. UCL administration is pretty poor and there were changes to my course (compulsory as well as optional modules available) after the course had started. But at the end of the day it has a good rep and people will still go even if they hear about bad admin and student welfare...

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